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Operations Management


The Big Top is Big Business

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Does the UK Steel Industry Have a Future?

Managing Capacity - A Novel Way to Increase Capacity

Sunday, February 02, 2014

OUP, Youtube, ebooks and PDFs

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Counter Revolution or Revolution?

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Poor Customer Service - Delivered

Friday, January 10, 2014

Supply Chain Quality in China - Wal-Mart, Five-Spice Donkeys and Foxes

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Managing Risk - Lessons from the Horsemeat Scandal

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Bring Him Home - UK Manufacturing Turns to Onshoring

Monday, November 25, 2013

Is luck an essential ingredient in entrepreneurship?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Is Big Better? Economies of Sail

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Measuring Innovation

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Are Premium, Differentiated Products the Answer to Compete Against Mass Production?

Saturday, June 01, 2013

The ‘Biggest’ Firm - is it also the best?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Marks and Spencer invests in stock control

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Revision Quiz - Cost-Effective Operations

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sustainability & Productivity: CEO of Procter and Gamble Makes the Link

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Business Location: Entrepreneurs Get Creative with Where to Locate their Businesses

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Shocker or Cracker? BYOD and find out

Monday, April 29, 2013

Strategy: Organic Growth Powers Whitbread’s Success

The Chinese Suppliers Who Make Discount Retailing Possible in the UK

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Is the return of Pot Noodle further evidence of the decline of outsourcing?!

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Urge to Merge

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Horse Meat Scandal - A Question of Trust

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Behind the scenes of how the world’s best pianos are made - the Steinway factory

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Our Daily Meat - Where Those Burgers Come from

Findus hurdles to uncertainty

Friday, February 08, 2013

Van Houten abandons the CD

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Planet Money

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Niche Market in Which the Market Leader is Well Protected

Friday, January 18, 2013

Dreamliner or nightmare

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Quarter miler with fries please

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Revision Presentation - Lean Production

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Turnaround in Tesco’s overseas strategy

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Revision Quiz - Business Location

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Do big profits mean that Royal Mail will leave the public sector?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Retail Domination - Behind the Scenes at Amazon

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Economies of scale run out at a certain point: are some of the biggest US firms about to reach it?

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Possible industrial espionage reveals the value of Dyson’s innovation

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Toyota experiences more quality problems

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Collaborators

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

ResearchBuster: Retrenchment

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Overnight working makes a comeback as some car makers try to raise capacity

Thursday, September 20, 2012

IT and Business: Dominos and the Cloud

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Up Up and Away

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Apple – the biggest company ever?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Revision Quiz - Operational Objectives

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Revision Quiz - Critical Path Analysis

Revision Quiz - Scale and Resource Mix

Revision Quiz - Lean Production

Problems with over capacity in the car market

Monday, August 13, 2012

Gold Medals, Kaizen and the Aggregation of Marginal Gains

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

SuperGroup / SuperDry Update for Edexcel 4a

Friday, July 06, 2012

CSR: Ikea criticised over logging practices in Russia

Monday, July 02, 2012

Adding Value - How Much Profit is Made by the iPhone?

Saturday, June 16, 2012

BMW and a business location activity

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Copycats and ‘Me Too’ products

Friday, May 25, 2012

Marketing case study: the Swiss Army knife

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Measuring the competitiveness of a business

Friday, May 18, 2012

Revision Presentation - Working with Suppliers

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Revision Presentation - Making Operational Decisions

A cracking business lesson video on my favourite product - Jaffa Cakes!

Monday, May 07, 2012

Predictions of a dramatic change in the way goods are produced - and how it may change business

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A detailed look inside Apple’s Foxconn factory

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What’s going wrong at Superdry?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Technological change - manufacturing and innovation

Friday, April 20, 2012

How will General Motors respond to the problem of over-capacity?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Costs, Cashflow and Closure - the Last French Beret Maker

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Enterprise, Location and Culture - Inside the new Google Campus in London

Revision Presentation - Managing Risk

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Lesson Video on Patent Protection - the Battle for Smartphone Advantage

Monday, March 12, 2012

Quality control and assurance - the Trabant Way

Saturday, March 10, 2012

MU folding electric plug

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tata and the rise of Jaguar Land Rover

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Video starter - Inside the iPad factory

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Video resource: Do bonuses work as an incentive for better performance?

Friday, February 10, 2012

How to turn threats into an opportunity at Ryanair

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Manufacturing strategy: Is China losing its competitiveness?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Technological change: 3-D printing promises a new industrial revolution

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Technology in action: inside the transparent factory

Friday, January 27, 2012

Strategy Lessons from the Tesco Downfall

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Business size and the innovation debate

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Revision Presentation - Operational Objectives

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Revision Presentation - Economies of Scale & Resource Mix

Revision Presentation - Innovation

Monday, January 02, 2012

Revision Presentation - Critical Path Analysis

Revision Presentation - Business Location

Mini whiteboards lead to more motivating Critical Path Analysis

Why is productivity rising in the US?

Sunday, January 01, 2012

A quality control disaster turns into a new product opportunity

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Functional recipes (strategies) for success at McDonalds UK

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Warehouse woes - Superdry’s operations hit the finances

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Behind the scenes of a Sainsbury’s warehouse at Christmas

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A peak inside Santa’s Grotto…sorry, the Amazon.co.uk Warehouse

Sunday, December 04, 2011

A tour of a handmade chocolate factory

Monday, November 21, 2011

How we made our millions: Michelle Mone and Richard Reed under the spotlight

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Job Production…Unwrapped

Workforce planning and the risk of excessive cutbacks

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Brilliant Video for Just in Time and Kaizen

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Jaguar Land Rover Essay

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Disposing of e-Waste

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Waitrose Strategy Essay

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Nurofen Plus and the importance of quality -

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Is Apple now the world’s biggest firm?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fresh doubts about outsourcing

Monday, August 08, 2011

Automation and the arrival of 290,000 robots

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

A Festival for business

Monday, June 27, 2011

Cash flow crisis at Saab: what went wrong?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Employers opt for remote working to gain competitiveness

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lean and mean - from Toyota to Tesco

Friday, June 10, 2011

Strategy Video - Innovation through technology at Fern Howard

Economic environment: Emerging Markets

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

An end to outsourcing?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Changing demand in the market for live music

Monday, May 16, 2011

CSR - Can better social responsibility boost the UK economy by £17bn?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Jaguar goes for NPD investment with £5bn plan

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lesson Worksheet - Capacity Utilisation

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Saab struggles to break even

Monday, May 02, 2011

Life in the chocolate factory - automation, productivity, motivation and culture

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Capacity cuts at Toyota UK as production still hit after Japanese earthquake

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

JIT - How lean production suffers from a terrible shock

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

CSR - Responsible Jeans?  Its a Blast…

Which is bigger – McDonalds or Subway?

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

CSR - Green Growth Case Studies from UK Businesses

Friday, February 25, 2011

CSR - The Mega Dairy, Economies of Scale and Cornflakes

Niche segmentation - Britain’s Last Teddy Bear Maker

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Unit 3 Micro: Economies of Scale - the Mega Container Ship

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Will a new manufacturing technology change the world?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

CSR - Apple audits the supply chain

CSR - Avoiding the child labour hotspots

Cutting costs - with a lick of paint?

Technology in business - RFID takes on the counterfeiters

Sunday, February 06, 2011

CSR - keeping a CCTV eye on suppliers

Friday, February 04, 2011

Business Strategy: next steps for the budget airline industry

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

More UK product recalls: why?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Can a specialist sports retailer survive?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Tough lessons in running a business from the entrepreneurial coalface

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Some amazing images to help teach economies of scale

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Inside Amazon’s Warehouse

Snow disruption and distribution channels

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Outsourcing and offshoring explained

Friday, December 03, 2010

Advent business (1) - shortages

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Productivity calculations in the car industry

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dominos Pizza - Growth & Strategy (Part 2) - Innovation, Service and Smart Operations

Friday, November 26, 2010

Outsourcing illustrated in 30 seconds - Xerox and Marriot Hotels

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Working with Suppliers - Thomas Cook Challenges Hotel Bills

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Working with Suppliers - How Not to Do It: The Serco Way

Monday, November 01, 2010

Will Chase (Tyrrells) on The Bottom Line

Friday, October 22, 2010

Rationalising & Redeployment at Alliance Boots

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Location and retail rents

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Outsourcing gets closer to the UK Classroom

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Strategy in Action - Crocs Comes Back from the Dead

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Adding value…to the humble toilet roll

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Recession Strategy - Manufacturing Emerges Leaner and Fitter

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

37 Ways for a Business to be More Competitive

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lesson Worksheet - Production Methods (Basics)

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Betting firm cries fowl and turns to offshoring

Monday, July 26, 2010

Farmers v Supermarkets - the battle continues

Monday, July 19, 2010

Toyota UK fights back with tv & Youtube advertising campaign on quality

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Production Process in Action - the 2010 World Cup Football

Friday, June 25, 2010

Alliances - benefits of scale without the risks?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Is the mega-merger falling out of fashion?

Monday, June 07, 2010

The Business of Running a School

Friday, June 04, 2010

Recession Strategy - For Airlines it is all about Unit Costs

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

BUSS4 - Dyson’s Success is a Great Example to Use in Section A Essays

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Video case study - World Cup Merchandise is Big Business

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Strategy Case Study - Vauxhall/Opel restructuring

Container shipping: the greatest business innovation of the 20th Century?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More volcanic impacts as airspace re-opens

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Volcanic impact on business

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Flow production in action - making Vienetta (video)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Productivity growth – a key production concept

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Quality Control, the old fashioned way

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Motivation and management at John Lewis

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wipeout Challenge - Total Quality Management

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Technological change shakes up book production

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Strategy in a recession - global innovators keep investing

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Strategy in the UK Recession - What 69 UK CEOs Did About It

Monday, February 22, 2010

Strategies for the Recession - Insights from Six Restaurant Group CEOs

Friday, February 19, 2010

Amazing Production Video

Monday, February 15, 2010

Contingency planning failure leads to customer service disaster

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Quality at Toyota and the huge cost of a product recall

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Business priorities in a recession

Monday, February 01, 2010

What business students can learn from how businesses have handled the recession

Measuring labour productivity - Google revenue per employee

Friday, January 29, 2010

Video case study - New Balance quality in a successful UK factory

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Will outsourcing slow as the pound falls in value?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Classroom Video - Production Process of the 2010 World Cup Football

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Capacity Utilisation - When Operating at Full Capacity is Bad News for Customers

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Video case study - product testing adds to quality

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Revision Presentation - Capacity Management

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Revision Presentation - Managing Quality

Friday, December 18, 2009

Video Case Study - Twinings Offshores Tea Production

Monday, December 14, 2009

Video Case Study - Luxury Sound Maker Ditches CDs

Friday, December 04, 2009

Offshoring and Small Businesses

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Economies of scale - lesson idea

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Views of Black Friday

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Operations in Action - Video Tour of the Amazon Depot

Monday, November 23, 2009

What’s behind the BA and Iberia Merger?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Stock control in toy shops and the run up to Christmas

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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