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Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core
Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core

Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, 6th Edition

ISBN10: 1264098375 | ISBN13: 9781264098378
By Richard Chase and F. Robert Jacobs
© 2023

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The Sixth Edition of Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core focuses on the important core concepts in the dynamic field of operations. Just as lava flows from the core of the earth, operations and supply chain management is the core of business. Material must flow through supply chain processes to create cash output and input. This new edition has an increased focus on supply chain analytics involving the analysis of data to better solve business problems.

Jacobs The Core 6e focuses on the core concepts and tools needed to ensure business processes run smoothly and is designed to be lean and focused on the material sufficient for a 12-15 week course in Operations Management. It includes new exercises in Analytics , Supply Chain Improvement Models, new carbon footprint exercises, forecasting analytics and Inventory management exercises. New vignettes like in Ch. 2 featuring a special purpose acquisition (SPAC) of a large indoor farm, and Operations Management insights from the COVID-19 pandemic throughout provide valuable, engaging and relevant content for students learning Operations Management.

1 Introduction to OSCMAnalytics Exercise: The Supply Chain Improvement Model
2 Strategy and Sustainability
Analytical Exercise: The Carbon Footprint Quiz
3 Forecasting
Analytics Exercise: Forecasting Supply Chain Demand—Starbucks Corporation
Analytical Exercise: Forecasting Demand at Sebastian River Farms
4 Strategic Capacity Management
4a Learning Curves
Analytical Exercise: Tesla’s Model 3 Learning Curve
5 Projects
Analytics Exercise: Product Design Project
6 Manufacturing Processes
Analytics Exercise: Designing a Manufacturing Process
6a Break-Even Analysis
7 Service Processes
Analytics Exercise: Processing Customer Orders
8 Sales and Operations Planning
Analytics Exercise: Developing an Aggregate Plan—Bradford Manufacturing
9 Material Requirements Planning
Analytics Exercise: An MRP Explosion—Brunswick Motors
10 Quality Management and Six Sigma
Analytics Exercise: Quality Management—Tesla
11 Inventory Management
Analytics Exercise: Inventory Management at
Analytics Exercise: Inventory Control at Sebastian River Farms
12 Lean Supply Chains
13 Global Sourcing and Procurement
Analytics Exercise: Global Sourcing Decisions— Grainger: Reengineering the China/U.S. Supply Chain
14 Location, Logistics, and DistributionAnalytics Exercise: Distribution Center Location 

A Linear Programming Using the Excel Solver
B Answers to Selected Objective Questions
C Present Value Table
D Negative Exponential Distribution: Values of e^−X
E Areas of the Cumulative Standard Normal Distribution

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About the Author

Richard Chase

Richard B. Chase is Director of the Center for Operations Management Research and Education at USC. He is widely published in both books and academic journals and is considered one of the top service "gurus" in the field. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Operations Management, an Advisor to Production and Operations Management journal, and a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute.

F. Robert Jacobs

F. Robert Jacobs is Chase Faculty Fellow Professor of Operations Management at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. He received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering as well as Computer and Information Science, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in Operations Management all from The Ohio State University. 


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