The Sage Course Companion on Operations Management is an accessible introduction to the subject that will help readers to extend their understanding of key concepts and enhance their thinking skills in line with course requirements. It provides support on how to revise for exams and prepare for and write assessed pieces. Readers are encouraged not only to think like an operations manager but also to think about the subject critically.
Introducing your Companion
Core Areas of the Curriculum
Study, Writing and Revision Skills (in collaboration with David McIlroy)
This book covers everything our second year undergraduate course touches on. The explanations are good, but this is suitable only for business studies generalists who are doing the odd module in operations. Its depth is insufficient for specialists, and there is very little quantitative content. That said, for concepts, definitions, and general all-round basics, this title is pitched exactly correctly. The only downside is this: rather too much of the book is devoted to covering learning skills (the final third). This might be good, or bad, depending on your perspective. Personally, I want operations texts to feature only operations content. But if it helps students, it is a useful bonus.
Mr Kenneth Anthony Wilkinson
Dept of Marketing, Ops & Digital Busin, Manchester Metropolitan University