Process Theory : The Principles of Operations Management Hardback
by Matthias (Professor of Operations Management, Professor of Operations Management, Said Busin Holweg, Jane (Director of the Cambridge MBA and Senior Faculty in Management Practice, Director of t Davies, Arnoud de (President, President, Singapore Management University) Meyer, Benn (Senior Lecturer in Operations Management and Director of the Centre for Process Excell Lawson, Roger W. (Professor Emeritus of Operations Management, Professor Emeritus of Operations M Schmenner
The motivation for this book came out of a shared belief that what passed as 'theory' in operations management (OM) was all too often inadequate.
In one respect, OM scholars were bending over backwards to make theories from other fields fit our research problems.
In another, questionable assumptions were being used to apply mathematics to OM problems.
Neither proved a good match with what the authors' had observed in practice.
Successful operations were managed byconsiderations that were far more straightforward than much of what was being published. The authors of this book codify these practical considerations into a set of ten fundamental principles that bring together a century of operations management thinking.
The authors then apply these principles to important topics such as process design, process improvement, the supply chain, new product development, project management, environmental sustainability, and the interfaces between operations management and other business school disciplines.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 01/03/2018
- Category: Production & quality control management
- ISBN: 9780199641055