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Manufacturing Operations Strategy
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3rd edition
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
10 Feb 2009
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In many industrial companies, strategic developments are predominantly based on corporate marketing decisions with manufacturing being forced to react to these at the back end of process. In Manufacturing Operations Strategy, Hill demonstrates how decisions over manufacturing should form part of the strategic direction of the company as a whole. Written by the leading international figure in the field of manufacturing strategy and thoroughly updated with new case studies and material on the latest thinking in the field, this text provides a wide-ranging, comprehensive study invaluable to students and practitioners alike.


Description

In many industrial companies, strategic developments are predominantly based on corporate marketing decisions with manufacturing being forced to react to these at the back end of process. In Manufacturing Operations Strategy, Hill demonstrates how decisions over manufacturing should form part of the strategic direction of the company as a whole. Written by the leading international figure in the field of manufacturing strategy and thoroughly updated with new case studies and material on the latest thinking in the field, this text provides a wide-ranging, comprehensive study invaluable to students and practitioners alike.


Reviews

Hill's practical approach to integrating high level manufacturing decisions into a strategic framework can create a foundation for business success. The models developed can be used by industrialists, academics and student to gain insights into the critical issue of how to gain competitive advantage from manufacturing. The application of these models is widely applicable across many industrial sectors as diverse as printing, automotive, aerospace and consumer goods. - Trevor Pye, Principle Lecturer, Engineering and Knowledge Management, Coventry University

Terry and Alex Hill use the well established model of order qualifiers and winners to provide an excellent textbook that explains both the importance of manufacturing operations strategy and steps towards its successful implementation. The book provides practical guidance for managers and executives of manufacturing organisations trying to understand and implement an operations strategy, and students studying operations management.  - Chris Tsinopoulos, Lecturer in Operations and Strategy at Durham University, UK and an assessor of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Manufacturing Excellence awards 
 
Manufacturing Operations Strategy
gives a clear insight of the crucial issues faced by world class organisations. This text will broaden understanding of the elements that configure a successful operations strategy for engineering and business students and practitioners. - Daniel Arias-Aranda, Associate Professor of Operations Management, Director of the Centre for Business Development and Planning, University of Granada, Spain


Contents

International Comparisons
Developing a Manufacturing Strategy: Principles and Concepts
Order: Winners and Qualifiers
Developing a Manufacturing Strategy: Methodology
Process Choice
Product Profiling
Focused Manufacturing: Principles and Concepts
Focus: Methodology
Make or Buy and Managing the Supply Chain
Manufacturing Infrastructure Development
Accounting, Finance and Manufacturing Strategy
Case Studies


Authors

TERRY HILL is Professor of Operations Management at Templeton College, Oxford, UK and is a leading, international figure in the field of operations management. Before moving into higher education he spent several years in operations management and continues to have a successful consultancy practice. He has held previous appointments at Bath and Warwick Universities.

ALEX HILL is Principal Lecturer in the School of Business Strategy and Operations and a member of the Operations Research Group (ORG) at Kingston University, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK.