Operations Strategy, 5th Edition
©2017 |Pearson |
Prof Nigel Slack, Warwick Business School, Warwick University
Mike Lewis, Bath University
©2017 |Pearson |
Now in its fifth edition, this clear, well-structured and interesting text offers insight into the more advanced topic of Operations Strategy. Building on concepts from strategic management, operations management, marketing and HRM, this text encourages a thorough understanding of Operations Strategy in a variety of businesses and organisations. Ideal 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.
Comprehensive and accessible with authoritative authorship and an excellent blend of theory and practice
The latest ideas from the world of operations strategy
A Global context
Engaging case studies and ‘boxed’ examples
The introduction (and reintroduction) of short and long case studies, while retaining those that proved popular from the previous edition. These cases can still be used to form the basis of a whole course in operations strategy.
An approach that highlights some of the developments in operations strategy, especially how its concepts are having wider application.
Many new and updated examples, which cover the topical issues in operations strategy.
The inclusion of some new material relating to such issues as the VRIO framework, the idea of the three levels of performance, business ecosystems, and topics in product/service innovation.
List of figures, tables and exhibits from case studies
1 Operations strategy – developing resources and processes for strategic impact
2 Operations performance
3 Substitutes for strategy
4 Capacity strategy
5 Purchasing and supply strategy
6 Process technology strategy
7 Improvement strategy
8 Product and service development and organisation
9 The process of operations strategy – formulation and implementation
10 The process of operations strategy – monitoring and control
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Professor Nigel Slack is Emeritus Professor of Operations Management and Strategy at Warwick Business School an Honorary Professor at Bath University and an Associate Fellow of Said Business School, Oxford. He is an educator, consultant and writer with wide experience in many sectors.
Professor Michael Lewis is Professor of Operations and Supply Management and Head of the Information, Decisions and Operations Group at Bath School of Management. He has teaching, research and consultancy experience with a broad range of public and private sector organizations.
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