Total Operations Solutions
- Ron Basu, Director of Performance Excellence Limited, Associate Faculty, Henley Management College, UK
- J. Nevan Wright, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand; Henley Management College, UK
Total Operations Solutions builds on concepts that were introduced in "Total Manufacturing Solutions", Basu and Wright (1997). It demonstrates how this holistic approach of operational excellence driven by a self-assessment methodology can be applied equally to manufacturing, service or public sectors.The text covers an implementation programme to demonstrate how to put the methodology into practice. a differentiating feature ofthe approach will be a critical uopdate, impact analysis and comparison with new developments such as e-Business, outsourcing, Six Sigma, EFQM and ISO 9000:2000. It is a step-by-step guide for the application of the appropriate tools to the improvement process.Total Operations Solutions could be used as an essential handbook for all employees in a Six Sigma programme and provide a better understanding of basic tools and techniques to help them to support a quality improvement initiative and sustain a srong competitive position.
- Managers, participants and practitioners involved in implementing excellence and change programmes- Quality Managers and Practitioners and Operations management specialists, both in the manufacturing and service industries- Professional management and training consultants- Postgraduate and MBA specialising in quality, operational excellence, continuous improvement, supply chain management, operations management. (Both undergrads and postgrads could access this text with benefit. Now that Ops Mgt HAS to appear in u/g business courses- QAA directive- this text would provide students with an appropriate text for the second or third module on Ops Mgt.)