9780073403380

Operations Management: Contemporary Concepts and Cases

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    9780073403380

  • ISBN10:

    0073403385

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/25/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Operations Management: Contemporary Concepts and Cases, is an ideal book for the instructor seeking a short text with cases. This book employs a cross functional perspective, appealing to non majors and practical for use in an MBA level course in operations management.

The size and price of the book also make the text attractive for the cross functional curriculum where students are required to purchase more than one text. The cases offer variety in length and rigor and several are from Harvard and Darden. This mix makes the book appropriate for both undergraduates and MBA students.

About the Author

Roger G. Schroeder holds the Donaldson Chair in Operations Management at the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He is also the Co-Director of the Juran Center for Leadership in Quality and has earned an appointment as a Distinguished Teaching Professor. He received the B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering with high distinction from the University of Minnesota, MSIE University of Minnesota and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, he taught at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, and was an analyst for the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense. Professor Schroeder has received research grants from the Ford Foundation, American Production and Inventory Control Society, Exxon Education Foundation and the National Science Foundation. He is a recipient of the Morse Award for outstanding teaching at the University of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Preface
Introduction
The Operations Function
Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
Product Design
Process Design
Process Selection
Service Process Design
Process-Flow Analysis
Lean Thinking and Lean Systems
Quality
Managing Quality
Quality Control and Improvement
Capacity and Scheduling
Supply Chain Management
Forecasting
Supplement: Advanced Methods
Capacity Planning
Supplement: Mathematical Models
Scheduling Operations
Project Planning and Scheduling
Inventory
Independent-Demand Inventory
Supplement: Advanced Models
Materials Requirements Planning and ERP
Case Studies
Introduction
Shipper Manufacturing Company
FHE, Inc.
Early Supplier Integration in the Design of the Skid-Steer Ladder
Process Design
Eastern Gear, Inc.
Southwest Airlines: Singin’ the (Jet) Blues
The Field Service Division of DMI
Pharmacy Service Improvement at CVS (A)
Quality
Customer-Driven Learning at Radisson Hotels Worldwide
Quality at Gillette Argentina
Bayfield Mud Company
Six Sigma at 3M, Inc.
Capacity and Scheduling
Crocs: Revolutionizing an Industry’s Supply Chain Model for Competitive Advantage
Unifine Richardson
eBags: Managing Growth
Merriwell Bag Company
Lawn King, Inc.
World Industrial Abrasives
Inventory
Consolidated Electric
Southern Toro Distributor, Inc.
ToyPlus, Inc.
AppendixES
Areas Under the Standard Normal Probability Distribution
Random Number Table
Index
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