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Operations Management – Author Workshop


On Wednesday 27th April we held our Operations Management Author Workshop. Click the recording button below to get access to the full recording plus the transcript and chat files.

Here’s what we covered and the approx time in the recording where it was covered:

Session 1: 00:00 – 1:08

Overview of the books and key changes
* Welcoming Nicola to our author team
* Overview of books / timings for publication
* Changes to OPM6 and OM10 – general and specific
* Discussion on the new ‘Responsible Operations’ feature in each chapter
* Dealing with Covid, Geopolitics, etc

Session 2: 1:24 – 2:27

Panel on on-line / off-line / hybrid teaching
* Moderator > Alistair Brandon-Jones
* Panel > Michael Shulver, Vikki Abusidualghoul, Benn Lawson, Nigel Slack, and Nicola
* Discussing the challenges of online / hybrid models of OM teaching and how to make
a success of it
* Key lessons that we can bring back into ‘traditional’ in-person teaching

Session 3: 2:38 – 3:55

Teaching cases
* Overview of new cases in OPM6 and OM10 (also touching on the many new
operations in practice boxes to highlight use in teaching)
* Brief discussion of 3 new cases:
o Fierybryde (Nigel)
o St. Bridget’s (Nicola)
o Fresh Lunch (Alistair)

Session 4: 4:05 – End

Using hooks in OM teaching
* Short intro to what a hook is and key design principles
* Break-out rooms to share examples of hooks
* Sharing some examples back in the main room and discussion of what makes a strong

Nigel Slack is Emeritus Professor of Operations Management and Strategy at Warwick Business School, an Honorary Professor at Bath University and ‘Honorary Fellow of the European Operations Management Association’. He is an educator, consultant and writer with wide experience in many sectors.

Alistair Brandon-Jones is a Full Chaired Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Head of the Information, Decisions, and Operations Division at the University of Bath, School of Management. He is also an Adjunct Professor for Hult International Business School and Danish Technical University.

Nicola Burgess is Reader in Operations Management at Warwick Business School. She has worked extensively with public sector organisations to understand operations management and improvement in a public sector context.

April 27 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

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