Operations Management: Theory & Practice
"Operations Management: Theory and Practice" by B Mahadevan is a new book on the subject and a part of ongoing effort by the Indian Academic community to explain key operations management (OM) concepts in the Indian context. As the author says in the preface that "While several books on the subject by international authors are available, students find it difficult to relate to examples used in them... The basic motivation for the book... by preserving all the salient features one normally finds in the international books and at the same time populate the book with contextually relevant examples". The key tool used by the author to achieve this objective is to use "Ideas at Work". They are mostly short anecdotes drawn from the business press, leading Indian management journals and the author's own research. This is an important contribution in bringing Indian context into OM teaching in the classroom and the author should be congratulated for that.