Production and operations management techniques in manufacturing: comparing the United Kingdom and the United States

John S. Oakland, Amrik Sohal

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The survey upon which this work was based sought to establish production managers' areas of responsibility, the use pattern of several techniques, and the reasons why some techniques are used rarely. Thirty-five widely promulgated techniques were grouped into eight categories for the purpose of the survey. The questionnaire used in this work was designed (1) to establish main areas of responsibility of the production managers in the manufacturing industry, (2) to discover use patterns of several proven production management techniques, and (3) to investigate the reasons for no or low usage. Only those techniques that were shown from previous studies to be most likely to be used were included in the survey. They were divided into two groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
JournalProduction and Inventory Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 1987
Externally publishedYes

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