Perspectives in Operations Management: Essays in Honor of Elwood S. Buffa

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Rakesh K. Sarin
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Business & Economics - 493 pages
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In the fall of 1992 a conference honoring Elwood S. Buffa was held at the Anderson Graduate School of Management of the University of California, Los Angeles. This book is a collection of the work presented at that conference. The scholars who gathered to honor El are the prominent researchers in the field of Operations Management. Their collective work published in this book represents the richness of the field and provides the reader with valuable insights into its important issues and problems. While any grouping of the articles by these distinguished scholars will be arbitrary, I have organized the book in four sections. In the first section the articles dealing with the strategic issues in Operations Management are compiled. The articles deal with continuous improvement, quality, services, supply chain management, and creating value through operations. The articles that explore the interface of Operations Management with other functional areas, e.g. engineering and marketing, are grouped in the second section. The third section of the book contains articles that attempt to model some important planning problems that arise in the management of production and operations. Some of the papers in this section provide state of the art reviews of selected topic areas. Finally, the fourth section contains articles that deal with future directions for Operations Management. The authors offer several insights into the future evolution of the field. The book begins with the keynote address given by El Buffa at the start of the conference on November 2, 1991.
 

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Contents

Modelling in Support of Continuous Improvements
22
Strategic Role of Information in Services
100
Operations Management Interfaces
115
Standardization and the Strategic Management
156
A Decision Analysis Approach for Coordinating
189
MultiProduct CoProduction in Manufacturing
210
Mathematical Models of Retailer Inventory
249
Recent Advances in Production
279
Dynamic Maintenance of a Deteriorating System
341
The Accuracy of Aggregate LP Production
359
Mathematical Models in IntegratedCircuit
388
A Hierarchical Approach to Design
409
What Is Operations Management? A Perspective
431
The Role
445
Time for Meta Research
470
Refining Operations Management Around
483

Performance Management Issues in Flexible
300
Kenneth R Baker
321

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