Operations, strategy, and technology

Operations, strategy, and technology

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Hayes is a founder of the Operations Strategy field, and all four authors are on the Harvard Business School faculty. In Operations, Strategy, and Technology: Pursuing the Competitive Edge--the long-awaited follow-up to the highly successful classic, Restoring Our Competitive Edge--Bob Hayes, Gary Pisano, Dave Upton, and Steve Wheelwright take a fresh look at the foundations of corporate success. This book addresses the basic principles that guide the development of a powerful operations organization, and describes how a company's operating and technological resources can be applied to create a sustainable competitive advantage in today's qnewq (global and IT-intensive) economy. Achieving a competitive advantage through superior operations is what the authors refer to as the qoperations edge.qThe term lights out conveyed the idea that operations managers would be able to close the doors, turn the lights out, and ... Indeed, at least one such factory was built by Yamazaki-Mazak machine tools in Japan, which ran its third shift with no lights. ... product ranges exploded, stretching the automated machinery beyond what it could do without manual intervention. ... These part-programs defined paths, cutters, speeds, and feeds, and could be downloaded to specified machine toolsanbsp;...

Title:Operations, strategy, and technology
Author:Robert H. Hayes
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons Inc - 2005


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