It’s the start of a new academic year, so welcome to all the new followers of this blog. Check out ‘About this blog’ in order to make best use of it. If you are studying Operations Management and J & R is your set text, we strongly recommend you check out – each week – all the blogs relating to whichever topic/chapter you are on.
We try to keep a balance between continuity (by blogging about firms that feature in the set text), so that a more detailed picture is built up about their operations, and originality (by blogging about other firms and organisations). Subject matter ranges from the relatively ‘academic’ (when we blog about an article published in one of the OM journals), to the highly practical (which will be tagged ‘gemba’). We try to be scrupulous in identifying our sources, and often the blog will provide a link to the original author of the item we have blogged about. You have to make your own mind up as to how authoritative these sources are.
Thanks for following the blog. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy writing it.