Operations and Supply Chain Management,
3rd Edition

David A. Collier, James R. Evans

ISBN-13: 9780357901649
Copyright 2024 | Published
700 pages | List Price: USD $312.95

Master the fundamental concepts and applications of operations (OM) and supply chain management (SCM) with OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, 3E by award-winning authors Collier/Evans. This edition balances coverage of both manufacturing and service businesses with the latest updates, an additional new SCM chapter and new discussions that highlight the latest changes in OM and SCM. Clear explanations are supported with contemporary examples and new and updated case studies that demonstrate how concepts apply. Discussions highlight new techniques and principles as well as the most recent Excel techniques and digital tools. Solved problems further guide you through key formulas and computations. MindTap online learning platform is available for both manual calculations and the use of Excel spreadsheet templates and models. MindTap's algorithmic homework and interactive learning tools also show you how to apply qualitative and quantitative reasoning to today's OM and SCM concepts.


1. Operations Management and Value Chains.
2. Analytics and Performance Measurement in Operations and Value Chains.
3. Operations Strategy.
4. Technology and Operations Management.
5. Goods and Service Design.
6. Supply Chain Design.
7. Process Selection, Design, and Improvement.
8. Facility and Work Design.
9. Forecasting and Demand Planning.
10. Capacity Management.
11. Process Analysis and Resource Utilization.
12. Managing Inventories in Supply Chains.
13. Supply Chain Management and Logistics.
14. Resource Management.
15. Operations Scheduling and Sequencing.
16. Quality Management.
17. Quality Control & SPC.
18. Lean Operating Systems.
19. Project Management.
20. Building Resilience and Continuity in Operations and Supply Chains
Supplement A: Probability and Statistics.
Supplement B: Decision Analysis.
Supplement C: Break-Even Analysis.
Supplement D: Linear Optimization.
Supplement E: The Transportation and Assignment Problems.
Supplement F: Queuing Models.
Supplement G: Simulation.
Appendix A: Areas for the Cumulative Standard Normal Distribution.
Appendix B: Factors for Control Charts.
Appendix C: Integrative Case: Diamond Global Supply Chain – Hudson Jewelers

  • David A. Collier

    David A. Collier was the Eminent Scholar, Alico Chair in Operations Management, at the Lutgert College of Business, Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Collier earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky and his Ph.D. in Production and Operations Management from The Ohio State University. Dr. Collier previously taught at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and at the University of Warwick in England. Dr. Collier is the recipient of five awards for outstanding journal articles and has written and published eight invited book chapters. Seven of Dr. Collier's cases have been reprinted in major marketing and operations management textbooks and several of his articles have been reprinted in the Harvard Business Review 10 Must Reads series. He has more than 80 refereed publications and has published in journals such as Management Sciences, Decision Sciences, Journal of Operations Management, Production & Operations Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Business Horizons, Journal of Service Science and International Journal of Service Industry Management. Dr. Collier's work has more than 10,000 reads and 4,000 citations, according to Research Gate. Dr. Collier was also selected to the 1991 and 1992 Board of Examiners for Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In addition, Dr. Collier is the author of six books on service, quality and operations management, including SERVICE MANAGEMENT: THE AUTOMATION OF SERVICES, SERVICE MANAGEMENT: OPERATING DECISIONS; THE SERVICE/QUALITY SOLUTION: USING SERVICE MANAGEMENT TO GAIN COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE; OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT: GOODS, SERVICES AND VALUE CHAINS; OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT; and OM6.

  • James R. Evans

    James R. Evans is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems in the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. He has served as president of the Decision Sciences Institute and served for 11 years on the Board of Examiners and Panel of Judges for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He has been editor of the Quality Management Journal, has been published by the American Society for Quality and has served on editorial boards of numerous other journals. Dr. Evans has published 100 refereed papers and more than 50 editions of leading books in operations management, quality, Six Sigma and business analytics. During the annual Quality Congress in May 2004, the American Society for Quality presented Dr. Evans and co-author Dr. William Lindsay with the Philip B. Crosby Medal for THE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF QUALITY, 5th Edition, also published by Cengage, and now in its 11th edition. The Crosby medal was presented "for authoring a distinguished book contributing significantly to the extension of the philosophy and application of the principles, methods and techniques of quality management."

  • UPDATES HIGHLIGHT THE MOST RECENT CHANGES IN OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TODAY. This edition offers an improved logical flow with strengthened discussions of supply chains that reflect recent pandemic and global supply chain challenges. Revisions introduce new concepts that have become increasingly important in operations and supply chain management in today’s business environment. In addition, many of this edition's opening chapter scenarios are new and focus on current developments.

  • NEW MATERIAL INTRODUCES SEVERAL NEW CONCEPTS AND TOOLS. New discussions in this edition now introduce the 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0 and Service 4.0), last mile delivery, today's changing work environments and their implications in OM, SIPOC diagrams and new measures of agility and resilience. Additional examples and new Excel techniques also show how to implement simple linear and multiple linear regression. A new section on decision trees also appears in the Decision Analysis supplement.

  • TWENTY-TWO NEW CASE STUDIES HIGHLIGHT NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIELD. These additional cases bring this edition's total to 60 case studies. All of these carefully designed cases highlight current situations and offer practical opportunities for students to study and apply what they've learned in today's business settings.

  • REVISED ONGOING CASE APPEARS IN ALL CHAPTERS FOR STUDENTS TO APPLY SKILLS. This edition's updated Integrative Case: Diamond Global Supply Chain - Hudson Jewelers is highlighted in every chapter. This consistent case gives students the opportunity to see how the principles they're learning benefit all parts of a business entity.

  • ADDITIONAL NEW CHAPTER (CH. 20) EXPANDS COVERAGE OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT. This third chapter on supply chain management, "Building Resilience and Continuity in Operations and Supply Chains," focuses on challenges that today's operations and supply chains face as a result of the global pandemic and global supply chain pressures. Students study concepts of disruption, business continuity, resilience in operations and supply chains, planning for business continuity and dealing with disasters and emergencies. This chapter examines how key topics in this book can address these issues.

  • UPDATED BOXED FEATURES HIGHLIGHT THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIELD. All of this edition's boxed features now highlight contemporary topics. Additional new boxes emphasize current insights related to key concepts in this edition and clearly illustrate practical applications.

  • NEW ICONS DIRECT STUDENTS TO EXCEL TEMPLATES, DATA FILES AND MODEL FILES. These new visuals throughout the text and in the problem and case sections quickly guide student to important corresponding files and templates. In addition, all Excel screen shots offer improved resolution and readability.

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