Looking at service industries from the cost and quality management viewpoint, Bassett argues that to achieve effective service delivery, companies must move from high-volume, long-run output to low-volume and short-runs operations. He maintains that despite the inevitability of suboptimized plan and equipment utilization, inefficiencies are not inherent. His book outlines a vision of short-run operations based on proven principles of management and organization science, and provides service industry management with a blueprint for successful competition.Service is more often located in the neighborhood where its customers live. The problem with much of this redeployment of service offerings is often found in zoning ordinances that bar business in residential neighborhoods. Business as theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Operations Management for Service Industries|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 1992-01-01|