Trends and Tools for Operations Management: An Updated Guide for Executives and Managers


Operations management is a set of disciplines that transform raw materials, labor and capital into finished goods and services. These various disciplines are discussed for an intended audience of executives and operations managers who desire to be updated on the current curriculum in business schools. The book emplains why Japan has ascended to its dominant position in global commerce largely at the expense of U.S. manufacturers. The intent is to learn lessons from Japanese achievements that can be applied to make U.S. manufacturers more competitive in the global market. Trends in operations management are augmented with new software tools (Evolver and RISKOptimizer) that can solve previously unsolvable problems in scheduling and other operational matters.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000


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