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The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course
Authors: Brennan, Linda
©2011 | 1st Edition | 256 pages , Softcover
Pub Date: September 2010
Price: US$ 19.95
A complete course in operations management—without the tuition!
The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course in Operations Management has everything you need to make your company’s processes efficient as they can be. This easy, self-paced “course” demystifies the concepts and skills you need to master your job! It includes:
- Expert guidance on operations management
- Chapter-ending self-tests
- Final exams that reinforce what you learned
About the Author
Linda L. Brennan (Atlanta, GA), PhD is a professor of management at Mercer University in Macon. Her teaching portfolio includes graduate and undergraduate courses in operations management, leadership, international business and strategy. She conducts research and consults in the areas of technology impact assessment, process and project management, and instructional effectiveness.
She first started teaching operations management to MBA students in 1995. Despite trying many different textbooks and reading packets over the years, she was unable to find a book that her students and she thought was useful, much less interesting. The texts inevitably cover an overly broad range of topics, and present superficial versions of management science techniques that students are unlikely to remember (much less use) in the workplace. What is needed for most managers is an enduring framework by which to evaluate operations, identify opportunities to improve them, implement changes, and measure outcomes. The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Operations Management will address that void.
Brennan has been published in scholarly and practitioner-oriented journals such as International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, Engineering Management Journal, The Journal of Management in Engineering, IEEE Technology and Society, and Corporate Governance. Working with colleagues at Mercer, she has developed and published a portfolio of teaching cases in the Journal of Cases in Information Technology, the Journal of Critical Incidents, and the IMA Case Journal. Her two previous books, Computer-Mediated Relationships and Trust: Organizational and Managerial Implications and The Social, Ethical, and Policy Implications of Information Systems, were co-edited with Dr. Victoria Johnson and published by IGI Global.
Dr. Brennan’s prior work experience includes management positions at The Quaker Oats Company and marketing and systems engineering experience with the IBM Corporation. As a consultant, she applies her extensive experience in the management of knowledge work and information technologies to help individuals and teams to manage change and achieve organizational performance. Typical projects include performance measurement and improvement, project planning and control, process design and implementation, and strategic planning. She has consulted with a wide variety of organizations, including Fortune 100 companies, professional services firms, and many not-for-profit organizations.
A licensed professional engineer, she received her Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Northwestern University, her MBA in policy studies from the University of Chicago, and her B.I.E. in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She lives in Central Georgia with her husband, teenage son, 200 pounds of dog, and a cat.