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Academic and practitioner focused books discuss subjects, such as Operations Management, or, topics, for example, Value in B2B Relationships and give the reader deep access to specialised knowledge.

Operations Management
Operations Management

By Prof Nigel Slack (Author), Dr Alistair Brandon-Jones (Author), Prof Robert Johnston (Author)

 

Were you looking for the book with access to MyOMLab? This product is the book alone, and does NOT come with access to MyOMLab. Buy Operations Management with MyOMLab access card 7e (ISBN 9780273776291) if you need access to the MyLab as well, and save money on this brilliant resource.

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Operations Strategy
Operations Strategy

By Prof Nigel Slack (Author), Mike Lewis (Author)

 

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.

 

Building on concepts from strategic management, operations management, marketing and HRM, this text offers a clear insight into the more advanced topic of operations strategy in a variety of business organisations.  Comprehensive and accessible with authoritative authorship and an excellent blend of theory and practice, it is an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Operations and Process Management
Operations and Process Management with eText: Principles and Practice for Strategic Impact

By Prof Nigel Slack (Author), Dr Alistair Brandon-Jones (Author), Prof Robert Johnston (Author), Alan Betts (Author)

 

Written by best-selling authors in their field, Operations and Process Management 3e inspires a critical and applied mastery of the core principles and processes fundamental to managing business operations.

Approaching the subject from a truly managerial perspective, this brand new text provides clear and concise coverage. The book comes with a fully interactive e-Text, which provides an opportunity to practice and further explore the concepts and techniques introduced

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The New CFOs
The New CFOs: How Financial Teams and their Leaders Can Revolutionize Modern Business

By Dr Liz Mellon (Author), David C. Nagel (Author), Robert Lippert (Author), Prof Nigel Slack (Author)

 

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the spotlight is even more on the role and activities of the CFO. Specifically, CFOs need to accelerate three aspects of their role: develop dynamic and distinctive risk management capabilities, motivate and align increasingly diverse work providers, and design and operate effective financial processes for internal and external customers.

 

The winning CFOs in the next decade will be the ones who get the basics right, who prioritise their efforts, and who invest in the leadership development that creates the institutional capacity to achieve and sustain leading industry performance. CFOs need to embrace the new challenges and opportunities created by the financial crisis.

 

The New CFOs provides the fundamental road map to success in this new environment for finance officers, their teams, and the organizations who employ them.

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Essentials of Operations Management with MyOMLab
Essentials of Operations Management with MyOMLab

By Prof Nigel Slack (Author), Alistair Brandon-Jones (Author), Robert Johnston (Author)

 

Essentials of Operations Management is a brand new concise version of the market-leading text Operations Management. It has been developed forstudents on short courses in operations management – for example, doing an initial course at undergraduate, postgraduate or post-experience level.

 

In these books the author team have set the standards in Operations Management which other textbooks seek to emulate: Expert authorship, an engaging writing style, and an interesting collection of cases combine to communicate the importance of managing operations and processes within a successful organisation.

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Strategies for Creating a Sustainable UK Farming and Food Industry
Strategies for Creating a Sustainable UK Farming and Food Industry

By Dr Daniel Chicksand (Author)

 

This book focuses on UK Government policy-making as it pertains to the UK farming and food industry. This sector faces many serious economic problems. In response, the UK Government has developed policies and strategies to create profitable, sustainable and internationally-competitive farming and food chains. One policy has been to promote ‘partnerships’. Considerable time and money has been spent on implementing this policy.

 

However, the many initiatives launched have only been partially successful. A key reason for this is that many of those trying to implement ‘partnering’ have not recognised that, whilst there are many tangible and intangible advantages to be derived from ‘partnerships’, they are not always appropriate or possible.

 

A key factor in determining when a ‘partnership’ is either appropriate or possible and whether an attempted ‘partnership’ was successful is buyer-supplier power. Unfortunately, the concept of power never featured in UK Government policy documents. The book also aims to improve our understanding of the dynamics of buyer-supplier power relationships.

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