Building on the success of Slack et al., Operations Management, now in its third edition in the United Kingdom, this major new text provides a comprehensive and refreshing insight into the more advanced topic of operations strategy. This is particularly timely because of the increasing demand for courses in operations strategy at all levels. Practitioners and academics alike are waking up to the power that can be released through the effective strategic management of any organization's operations resources. In fact, operations is increasingly seen as the area where the dynamic requirements of the marketplace and the developing capabilities of the organization's resources must be reconciled. Building on concepts from strategic management, operations management, marketing, and human resources, this text takes the reader toward a rich and potent understanding of operations strategy, making it suited to the needs of advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, and practicing managers. Key Features Covers topical issues such as supply networks, capability development, learning, and risk. Includes many U.S. and international boxed examples from a wide range of industries. Provides easy-to-read, rigorous critical analysis. Pedagogical features include a coherent model of the subject that runs through the text and explains how the chapter fits into the overall subject; key questions that set the scene at the beginning of each chapter; definitions of key operations strategy terms; boxed examples illustrating real-world cases; theory boxes demonstrating the underlying principles that support the ideas discussed in the text; summary answers to key questions; and case examples at the end of each chapter, which. provide food for thought and discussion. An instructor's manual accompanies the text. Additional resource material is available at www.prenhall.com/slack .Slack, Nigel is the author of 'Operations Strategy' with ISBN 9780130313867 and ISBN 0130313866.