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Operations Strategy

Operations Strategy

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By (author) Nigel Slack, By (author) Mike Lewis

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  • Publisher: FINANCIAL TIMES PRENTICE HALL
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 242mm x 24mm | 880g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 027374044X
  • ISBN 13: 9780273740445
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 183,865

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Operations Strategy is focused on the interaction between operational resources and external requirements. Companies such as Apple, Google and Tesco have transformed their prospects through the way they manage their operations resources strategically, turning their operations capabilities into a formidable asset. These and other examples in this book illustrate the broad and long-term issues of Operations Strategy that complement the more operational, immediate, tangible and specific issues that define Operations Management. Building on concepts from strategic management, operations management, marketing and HRM, this text offers a clear, well-structured and interesting insight into the more advanced topic of Operations Strategy in a variety of business organisations.

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Operations StrategyThird EditionNigel Slack and Michael LewisIdeal for Advanced Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, this book builds on concepts from Strategic Management, Operations Management, Marketing and HRM to give students a comprehensive understanding of Operations Strategy.FeaturesComprehensive and accessible with authoritative authorship and an excellent blend of theory and practice A European context Engaging case studies Teaching resources including an Instructor's Manual with extensive case notes and PowerPoint slides at www.pearsoned.co.uk/slack.New to this editionThis new edition has once more focused on the most significant topics in the subject. The 10 chapters have been slightly rearranged to give a clearer tour through the subject. New material has been added and coverage of some of the older topics has been refreshed. New topics includes the relevance of the operations strategy approach to any functional strategy, the importance of operations leadership, and the concept of 'operating models'.Many of the popular case studies have been retained with new cases added. Similarly, new examples have been included, although the most popular of the existing ones have been retained.The final two chapters on operations strategy implementation have been restructured around a clearer stage model.

Table of contents

1 What is operations strategy? 2 Operations performance 3 Capacity strategy 4 Supply network strategy 5 Process technology strategy 6 Improvement strategy 7 Product and service development and organization 8 The process of operations strategy -- sustainable alignment 9 The process of operations strategy -- substitutes for strategy? 10 The process of operations strategy -- implementation? Case studies