|The site is an excellent source of information on the
Body Shop. Many topics are covered here - of particular interest are
their detailed values and policies to the environment. There are excellent
examples of strategic statements. Topics include:
Biz/Ed include detailed information on The Body Shop which is ideal for studying the operation. This can be found in the company facts section in the Biz/Ed page.
Company Facts Rating ***** - Recommended
This is a section of the Biz/Ed site well worth visiting. Leading organisations have provided answers to typical student questions, basic data and case studies especially prepared for Biz/ed. This is valuable if studying any of the particular companies mentions. Some of those available are BMW, The Body Shop, BP, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Unilever amongst others. A good general site for operations management examples.
Visits - Rating ****
This site has bee developed jointly by Edinburgh University and Heriot-Watt University. It provides virtual case studies on six companies in different business sectors. Of the six companies available there are currently only three which can be accessed ;United Distillers, Blue Circle and Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service. Information about the company in terms of background, structure, production process is available for the three mentioned operations to providing a useful educational tool.
Management Centre Rating ****
The operations management centre provides on line resources for operations management material. Of particular interest to this introductory chapter is the company tour section. In this over 50 company tours are detailed to assist the application of theory to real organisations. Use the site as an assist to the study of the subject and apply some of the key learning points to the businesses.
Production - Virtual Conference Centre – Rating *****
To enter the Operations & Production Section follow the relevant link in the main page. The Quality Management conferences list details the Virtual Conference Centre's available selection for conferences in this subject area. The facility allows you to enter current conferences or browse the selection of proceedings from past conferences. This is an excellent resource for obtaining articles related to Operations & Production.
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The Warwick Business School - Hot Topics briefing papers are available as general background to key organisational issues. They summarise research on a variety of topics. They aim the papers at directors, policy-makers and opinion formers in both the private and not-for-profit sectors, however, the information is also relevant background to researching a variety of areas. The content is not however wholly directed towards operations management.
Business Review - Rating *****
The Harvard Business Review is an excellent site for obtaining general information on the subject of Operations Management. The site contains abstracts from the current issue which provide a good insight into miscellaneous areas. There is also an archive section from which previous articles can be obtained.
Collection - Rating ***
The Operations Management Indexs own compilation of OM related books and articles compiled (by theme).This is a good starting place for researching and obtaining information and articles on the general theme of Operations Management.
of Operations Management - Rating ***
The Journal of Operations Management provides an information source for the general areas of interest in the field of operations. The journal exists to publish high quality papers in the field and promote further understanding of operations management. As a result there are many papers relevant to this area although not all are available from the site. A good place to begin research.