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Operations Management, 3rd Canadian Edition [Hardcover]

William Stevenson , Mehran Hojati
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Dec 27 2006 0070951675 978-0070951679 Canadian

Consistently touted as one of Stevenson and Hojati's greatest strengths, Operations Management has been written both clearly and concisely. Designed to promote student understanding of the role of operations management in successful businesses, it strives to achieve a careful balance in the presentation of the material.

Stevenson is also recognized for its Canadian content integrated within a global framework. Students will learn about operations management in Canadian businesses side-by-side with their U.S. and international counterparts, an approach that mirrors their experience in the real world. A superior technology package also ensures Operations Managment is an exceptionally strong offering - further promoting student success.


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Dr. Stevenson is an associate professor of Decision Sciences in the College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in operations management and management science. Dr. Stevenson is the author of textbooks in management science, statistics, and operations management. His articles have appeared in Management Science, Decision Sciences, Quality Progress, and other journals. He received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in production/operations management, from Syracuse University.

Dr. Hojati is an associate professor of operations management in the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. He teaches operations management and purchasing and supply management. He has taught and prepared teaching materials for the Purchasing Management Association of Canada. His articles have appeared in the International Journal of Production Economics, Production & Inventory Management Journal, and others. His research interests are in the applications of operations research techniques in operations. Dr. Hojati received a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in operational research from London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in management science from the University of British Columbia. He is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), awarded by APICS (the Association for Operations Management).

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Sept. 28 2014
By Charles
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3.0 out of 5 stars Student Review July 19 2010
By Business Student - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm about half way through the book. I will update my review after I finish the book. For a highly quantitative subject matter like operations management, it reads like a history book. For the most part, if you can get through the explanation, you will understand the mechanics of the calculations. The chapters are dense with many concepts and functional formulas and calculations. It even goes into explanation of how to do calculations in excel. However, the book does jump around from topic to topic. You won't have a clear picture of what operations management really is from this book. You will walk away with fragments of knowledge. This book serves as an introduction to decision making, forecasting, etc.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Valuable Addition to My Library Aug. 27 2009
By M. E. Bramson - Published on Amazon.com
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This was my first reading of such a lengthy textbook that also incorporates principles of managerial accounting, finance, and economics along with project management. The course I was taking was only six weeks long, and I assure you that in-depth study and mastery of the material takes longer. It was a nice balance of theory and application in formula and calculation. I found the text well laid out and easy to follow in most areas, as the author does a superb job of keeping description and explanation as simple as possible. I heartily recommend this book for anyone serious about the study of operations management.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a great Kindle Version Jan. 13 2011
By Marty - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I recently spent $80 for theOperations Management Kindle Edition of this book and it's really not ready for primetime. I don't know what the publisher did, but there is mis-aligned text and graphics, random characters through the text and misspelled words, and this is only in the first chapter. Did anyone QA this thing?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just like the last edition, and well presented info Nov. 8 2012
By Kristin B - Published on Amazon.com
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Got this because I didn't want to spend $160 on the new edition. Turns out that other than some chapter renumbering it's pretty much the exact same book. Even the end of chapter questions are the same. I recommend!
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best textbook for College JUnior/Senior level class April 17 2009
By SJ - Published on Amazon.com
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I use this book for an Operations Management class I teach at the University (Junior/Senior) level. I find the book to be well-written and well organized.

It covers all aspects of operations management with authority, lucidity, and without too much information overload or clutter.

I highly recommend this book.
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