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  1. Module resources 2 items
    These resources will be useful throughout the module.
    1. Operations management - Nigel Slack, Alistair Brandon-Jones, R. Johnston 2016 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text As we progress through the module certain chapters will be recommended or identified useful further reading

    2. Operations management - Alex Hill, Terry Hill 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading Certain chapters and exercises will be specified as we progress through the module.

  2. Unit 1: 3 items
    1. Required reading 2 items
      1. Operations management - Nigel Slack, Alistair Brandon-Jones, R. Johnston 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      2. Sustainable operations management - Roy Stratton, Maggie Zeng

        Chapter Recommended Reading

    2. Further reading 1 item
      1. On theory in operations management - Roger W. Schmenner, Morgan L. Swink 1998

        Article Independent Research This paper introduces 2 of the main theories used in the module

  3. Unit 2: 3 items
    1. Required reading 2 items
      1. The focused factory - Wickham Skinner 1974

        Article Recommended Reading

      2. The productivity paradox - Wickham Skinner 1986

        Article Recommended Reading

    2. Further reading 1 item
  4. Unit 3: 2 items
    1. Required reading 1 item
      1. Operations management - Nigel Slack, Alistair Brandon-Jones, R. Johnston 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading Chapter 17 including the supplement is recommended for this quality unit.

    2. Further reading 1 item
      1. Lasting improvements in manufacturing performance: in search of a new theory - Kasra Ferdows, Arnoud De Meyer 1990

        Article Independent Research This paper introduced the theory of cumulative capabilities.

  5. Unit 4: 4 items
    1. Required reading 1 item
      1. Standing on the shoulders of giants - Eliyahu M. Goldratt 2009

        Document Core Text This paper starts with Ford and very effectively links to TPS and TOC in Unit 5

    2. Further reading 3 items
      1. The genealogy of lean production - Matthias Holweg 2007

        Article Recommended Reading

      2. Decoding the DNA of the Toyota production system - Steven Spear, H. Kent Bowen 1999

        Article Recommended Reading This paper draws out the 4 rules of TPS referred to in the text.

      3. Learning to lead at Toyota - Steven J. Spear 2004

        Article Independent Research

  6. Unit 5: 6 items
    1. Required reading 2 items
      1. The goal: a process of ongoing improvement - Eliyahu M. Goldratt 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      2. Standing on the shoulders of giants - Eliyahu M. Goldratt 2006

        Document Core Text This paper very effectively links units 4 and 5.

    2. Further reading 4 items
      1. Theory of constraints handbook - James F. Cox, John G. Schleier c2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Independent Research This is a detailed handbook for reference regarding all TOC content

      2. Theory of constraints and lean manufacturing: friend or foes? - Richard Moore, Lisa Scheinkopf 1998

        Document Independent Research

      3. Theory of constraints: a theory for operations management - Mahesh C. Gupta, Lynn H. Boyd 2008

        Article Independent Research

  7. Unit 6: 5 items
    1. Required reading 2 items
      1. Supply chain collaboration: making sense of the strategy continuum - Matthias Holweg, Stephen Disney, Jan Holmström, Johanna Småros 2005

        Article Recommended Reading

    2. Further reading 3 items
      1. Lean, agile or leagile? Matching your supply chain to the market place - R Mason-Jones, B Naylor, D.R. Towill 2000

        Article Independent Research

      2. The bull whip effect in supply chains - Hau L. Lee, V. Padmanabhan, Seungjin Whang 1997

        Article Independent Research

  8. Unit 7: 5 items
    1. Required reading 2 items
      1. Rapid-fire fulfillment - Kasra Ferdows, Michael A. Lewis, Jose A.D. Machuca 2004

        Article Core Text

      2. Questioning the relentless shift to offshore manufacturing - Roger D.H. Warburton, Roy Stratton 2002

        Article Core Text

    2. Further reading 3 items
  9. Unit 8: 0 items
    1. Required reading 0 items
    2. Further reading 0 items