Book Description

Score your highest in Operations Management

Operations management is an important skill for current and aspiring business leaders to develop and master. It deals with the design and management of products, processes, services, and supply chains. Operations management is a growing field and a required course for most undergraduate business majors and MBA candidates. Now, Operations Management For Dummies serves as an extremely resourceful aid for this difficult subject.

Tracks to a typical course in operations management or operations strategy, and covers topics such as evaluating and measuring existing systems' performance and efficiency, materials management and product development, using tools like Six Sigma and Lean production, designing new, improved processes, and defining, planning, and controlling costs of projects.

  • Clearly organizes and explains complex topics

  • Serves as an supplement to your Operations Management textbooks

  • Helps you score your highest in your Operations Management course

Whether your aim is to earn an undergraduate degree in business or an MBA, Operations Management For Dummies is indispensable supplemental reading for your operations management course.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Introduction
  5. Part I: Getting Started with Operations Management
    1. Chapter 1: Discovering the Fundamentals of Operations Management
    2. Chapter 2: Defining and Evaluating Processes
    3. Chapter 3: Designing Processes to Meet Goals
    4. Chapter 4: Dealing with Shared Resources, Batches, and Rework
    5. Chapter 5: Designing Your Process to Match Your Product or Service
  6. Part II: Managing Variability and Risk
    1. Chapter 6: Forecasting Demand
    2. Chapter 7: Planning Capacity
    3. Chapter 8: Managing Inventory
    4. Chapter 9: Planning for Successful Operations
    5. Chapter 10: Managing the Supply Chain
  7. Part III: Improving Operations
    1. Chapter 11: Becoming Lean
    2. Chapter 12: Managing Quality
    3. Chapter 13: Creating a Quality Organization
  8. Part IV: Managing Projects
    1. Chapter 14: Using Communication and Leadership Skills When Managing Projects
    2. Chapter 15: Estimating and Scheduling Projects
    3. Chapter 16: Responding to Risks That Threaten Your Project
  9. Part V: Scaling and Globalizing Your Operations
    1. Chapter 17: Considering Outsourcing
    2. Chapter 18: Scaling Operations throughout the Product Life Cycle
  10. Part VI: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 19: Ten Pivotal Operations Management Developments
    2. Chapter 20: Ten Mistakes That New Operations Managers Make
    3. Chapter 21: Ten Traits of World-Class Operations
  11. About the Authors
  12. Cheat Sheet