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Operations Management: Policy, Practice and Performance Improvement by Harvey Maylor, Paul Cousins, Kate Blackmon, Steve Brown

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Analysing manufacturing operations: quantitative methods

Image INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this and the subsequent chapter is to give an insight into some basic numerical techniques that can be used to help solve simple problems that we often encounter within firms. These chapters are not designed to turn you into a statistician or an operational researcher. The chapters are designed to take you through some basic statistical tools and techniques.

This chapter will concentrate on several key techniques that will allow you to assess a range of ...

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