This book is targeted at the operations function of the firm which has evolved from being a subject area in economics to a strategic function as seen in most organisations today.
The primary aim of the book is to provide knowledge and skills of managing production decisions as a core functional activity of the business.
The book deals with Productive System Design; Product Design and Development; The Location and Layout Decision; Capacity Planning and Management in Operations; Production Planning and Scheduling; Management of Human Resources in Operations; Maintenance of Physical Resources in Production and Operations Management; Quality Management in Operations. The book concludes with Design of Integrated Operations Strategy. It contains
relevant figures, illustrations and examples. The book also has useful review questions to guide students. A useful glossary and index have been provided for quick reference.
Julius Kakuru (PhD), is a senior lecturer at Makerere University Business School. He is the author of Finance Decisions and the Business.