Manufacturing Operations Strategy

Third edition

by Terry Hill and Alex Hill


Hill’s practical approach to integrating high level manufacturing decisions into a strategic framework can create a foundation for business success. The models developed can be used by industrialists, academics and student to gain insights into the critical issue of how to gain competitive advantage from manufacturing. The application of these models is widely applicable across many industrial sectors as diverse as printing, automotive, aerospace and consumer goods. -Trevor Pye, Principle Lecturer, Engineering and Knowledge Management, Coventry University
Terry and Alex Hill use the well established model of order qualifiers and winners to provide an excellent textbook that explains both the importance of manufacturing operations strategy and steps towards its successful implementation. The book provides practical guidance for managers and executives of manufacturing organisations trying to understand and implement an operations strategy, and students studying operations management. -Chris Tsinopoulos, Lecturer in Operations and Strategy at Durham University, UK and an assessor of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Manufacturing Excellence awards
Manufacturing Operations Strategy gives a clear insight of the crucial issues faced by world class organisations. This text will broaden understanding of the elements that configure a successful operations strategy for engineering and business students and practitioners. -Daniel Arias-Aranda, Associate Professor of Operations Management, Director of the Centre for Business Development and Planning, University of Granada, Spain