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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 2 edition (5 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273695193
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273695196
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 2.6 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 715,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I suppose that I am the very definition of a sad Operations Management geek. It's been my passion, hobby, obsession and profession for.....well a long time.

Formally I am an Emeritus Professor of Operations Management and Strategy at Warwick Business School within its Operations Management Group. In previous incarnations I have been the Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Service and Support Management at Cambridge University, Professor of Operations Strategy at Brunel University in London, and a lecturer in Management Studies at Oxford University. Initially I worked as an apprentice toolmaker in the hand-tool industry and then, after University, as a production engineer and production manager in light engineering and as a distribution manager in consumer products. I hold a bachelors degree in Engineering and Masters and Doctors degrees in Management, and I am a chartered engineer.

In recent years I have divided my time between being a University Academic (teaching, researching, marking, avoiding committees, etc.), Executive Education (working as an independent educator and through Duke Corporate Education and others), and being an author. But these three diversions are not independent of course; without academic research how can one speak knowledgably to Executives, and without the experience of working closely with practicing Executives how can one convey the scope and importance of Operations Management? Which is why I so much enjoy being a consultant, researcher and educator in so many sectors, including Financial services, Oil and Gas, Utilities, Retail, Professional services, general services, Aerospace, FMCG, and Engineering manufacturing. And writing about it!

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From the Back Cover

Operation Strategy

Second Edition

Nigel Slack and Michael Lewis

Ideal for Advanced Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, this book builds on concepts from Strategic Management, Operations Management, Marketing and HRM to give students a comprehensive understanding of Operations Strategy.


  • Comprehensive and accessible with authoritative authorship and an excellent blend of theory and practice
  • A European context
  • Engaging case studies
  • Teaching resources including an Instructor’s Manual with extensive case notes and PowerPoint slides at

What’s New?

  • This new edition has been focused to concentrate on the most significant topics in the subject, with 10 chapters replacing the previous 15. New material has been added and coverage of some older topics has been revised (see new table of contents).
  • End-of-chapter case exercises have been replaced by a major end-of-book section of ‘Harvard-type’ cases.
  • New to the Instructor’s resources online: additional cases and a set of questions and answers for class use / exam use.
  • New coverage of hot topics, such as the implications of ERP and Six Sigma on ops strategy, agility and it’s inter-relationship with lean, supply management issues, operations strategy for competitive advantage and SCM, and implementation.




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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By on 12 Nov. 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is an outstanding contribution to the thinking and understanding and practice of Operations Strategy. It brings order, structure and clarity to areas which have been so often confused, but without oversimplifying a rich subject. It should become an important refence handbook for managers, consultants,researchers, teachers and students . It covers process in terms of the steps and stages to be followed with some powerful models and tools to help along the way.
The volume should emulate the success of its stablemate, Operations Management.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karl Grocock on 23 May 2008
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A really good book to get to grips with Operations Strategy. Building upon knowledge derived from Operations Management the distinction between the two subjects is well made as is the link to corporate strategy. The text is clear, concise and a good primer for anyone interested in Operations Strategy. This book can also be used to derive a deeper understanding of the subject area and is well referenced to alternative models and literature.
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By Mr. Alistair Jones on 21 Mar. 2012
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Needed to order this for my new Degree course. Two weeks in and I have two A grades. This is a good book!
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