Operations Management For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118551079
  • ISBN-13: 9781118551073
  • DDC: 658.5
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 312 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Topics in Operations Management For Dummies track to a typical course in operations management or operations strategy and cover 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.

Table of Contents

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