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The 30 Day MBA, 4th Edition by Colin Barrow

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Operations management

  • Outsourcing
  • Production methods
  • Controlling operations
  • Maintaining quality
  • Information systems

MIT Sloane defines operations management as the subject that ‘deals with the design and management of products, processes, services and supply chains. It considers the acquisition, development, and utilization of resources that firms need to deliver the goods and services their clients want’. This, the school goes on to explain, ranges from strategic issues such as where plants are located down to tactical levels such as plant layout, production scheduling, inventory management, quality control and inspection, traffic and materials handling, and equipment maintenance policies.

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