Decision Sciences
and Operations

Decision Sciences and
Operations Management

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Connect for Operations Management

Connect drives students to engage with coursework and makes managing assignments seamless, so you can spend more time teaching.

Connect for Operations Management Features


Available within Connect, SmartBook 2.0 personalizes learning to individual student needs, continually adapting to pinpoint knowledge gaps and focus learning on concepts requiring additional study. For instructors, SmartBook tracks student progress and provides insights that guide teaching strategies and advanced instruction, for a more dynamic class experience.

Assignable End-Of-Chapter Material

Connect for Operations Management helps students learn more efficiently by providing feedback and practice material when they need it, where they need it. Our assignable, gradable end-of-chapter content helps students learn to solve problems and apply the concepts in finance. Algorithmic versions allow students to practice problems as many times as they need, to ensure that they fully understand each problem.

Algorithmic Problems

Algorithmic problems are auto-graded exercises using different numeric values each time a problem is served up to the student. This gives students practice in working a problem several times – same question, but different numbers each time. This also deters cheating because each student in a class or lab receives a slightly different version of the problem and correct answer.

Comprehensive Test Bank

Connect includes a comprehensive test bank of various question types, allowing the instructor to create auto-graded assessment material with multiple problem types and randomized question order.

Guided Examples

These narrated, animated, step-by-step walkthroughs of algorithmic versions of assigned exercises provide immediate feedback and focus on the areas where students need the most guidance. Available for most Operations Management titles.

Operations Management On-Location Video Series

These on-location videos highlight real companies and their actual manufacturing processes, bringing key operations management topics to life. These videos are mapped to topics and chapters and are available within the Connect resources.

Concept Overview Videos

These assignable videos with corresponding questions provide students with additional reinforcement on core topics in the chapters. Created by instructors, these personal videos will bring online courses to life and help supplement any face-to-face class. The videos are followed by auto-graded concept-check questions, and they are organized by chapter within Connect.

Connect Insight

Connect Insight offers easy-to-use visual displays of student performance and gradebook data. Quickly track performance across your entire section, all of your assignments, or drill in to find data insights for a specific class, individual student, or particular assignment.

Connect Reports

Save time and gain student insights. Connect provides customizable reports on student performance, learning outcomes, at-risk students, and integrates easily with LMS gradebooks.

Connect for Decision Sciences and Operations Management Titles

Operations Management
13th Edition, By William J Stevenson

Managing Operations Across the Supply Chain
3rd Edition, By Morgan Swink and Steven Melnyk and M. Bixby Cooper and Janet L. Hartley

Operations Management in the Supply Chain: Decisions & Cases
7th Edition, By Roger Schroeder and M. Johnny Rungtusanatham and Susan Goldstein

Operations and Supply Chain Management
15th Edition, By F. Robert Jacobs and Richard Chase

Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core
4th Edition, By F. Robert Jacobs and Richard Chase

Operations Management
1st Edition, By Gerard Cachon and Christian Terwiesch

Case Studies

Connect/SmartBook Requires Students to Read and Engage with Course Content

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Practice Operations

A 3D, interactive, game-based simulation that allows students to manage operations of a clothing manufacturing and distribution company, Practice Operations brings operations management to life. Enforcing key concepts while promoting critical thinking and strategic decision making, student will easily engage with this activity.

Players assume the role of an Operations Manager in a company that manufactures clothing products for clients and must:

  • place bids for contracts
  • manage physical and human resources
  • order raw materials
  • turn raw material into refined clothing
  • ship the final products to the client

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Self-Service Customization

McGraw-Hill Create™ is a simple and easy-to-use online service allowing instructors to customize their own course books. Material can be pulled from different sources to create textbooks and eBooks tailored to your course.

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Blackboard Integration

Two LMS Integration Services = One Solution.

McGraw-Hill Higher Education offers two pathways for LMS integration. McGraw-Hill Campus enables seamless access from any LMS in use to all of our content and learning platforms. Blackboard customers may also leverage the McGraw-Hill Connect and Create building block specific to their LMS for the tightest integration available today for Connect and Create users.