Operations Management For Dummies book cover

Operations Management For Dummies

Authors:
Mary Ann Anderson ,
Edward J. Anderson ,
Geoffrey Parker
Published: December 2, 2021

Overview

The plain language guide to getting things running smoothly in the world of business 

Operations management is all about efficiency, and Operations Management For Dummies is all about efficiently teaching you what you need to know about this business hot topic. This book tracks typical operations management MBA courses, and it will help you un-muddle concepts like process mapping, bottlenecks, Lean Production, and supply chain management. Learn to step into a business, see what needs improving, and plug in the latest tools and ideas to shape things up in any industry. 

This latest edition covers, you guessed it, digital transformation. Technology is completely upending operations management, and Dummies walks you through the latest, so you can stay at the front of the pack. Other new stuff inside: supply chain traceability, ethical sourcing and carbon footprint, business resiliency, and modularizing the supply chain. It’s all here! 

  • Optimize operations and increase revenue with strategies and ideas that make businesses run better and cheaper 
  • Get easy-to-understand explanations of complex topics and theories in operations management 
  • Learn how operations management is affected by digital transformation and sustainability concerns 
  • Evaluate, design, improve, and scale all sorts of processes, regardless of business size or area of operation 

Businesses can't operate successfully without effective operations and supply management. That makes Operations Management For Dummies a must—for MBA students and business professionals alike. 

The plain language guide to getting things running smoothly in the world of business 

Operations management is all about efficiency, and Operations Management For Dummies is all about efficiently teaching you what you need to know about this business hot topic. This book tracks typical operations management MBA courses, and it will help you un-muddle concepts like process mapping, bottlenecks, Lean Production, and supply chain management. Learn to step into a business, see what needs improving, and plug in the latest tools and ideas to shape things up in any industry. 

This latest edition covers, you guessed it, digital transformation. Technology is completely upending operations management, and Dummies walks you through the latest, so you can stay at the front of the pack. Other new stuff inside:

supply chain traceability, ethical sourcing and carbon footprint, business resiliency, and modularizing the supply chain. It’s all here! 

  • Optimize operations and increase revenue with strategies and ideas that make businesses run better and cheaper 
  • Get easy-to-understand explanations of complex topics and theories in operations management 
  • Learn how operations management is affected by digital transformation and sustainability concerns 
  • Evaluate, design, improve, and scale all sorts of processes, regardless of business size or area of operation 

Businesses can't operate successfully without effective operations and supply management. That makes Operations Management For Dummies a must—for MBA students and business professionals alike. 

Operations Management For Dummies Cheat Sheet

In business, operations management is the development, execution, and maintenance of effective processes — whether used continuously for the production and delivery of goods or services or for the one-time execution of a major project. Some mathematical formulas come in handy to keep business operations running as smoothly as possible, from managing inventory to estimating the time and cost of a special project.