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BUS5 140: Fundamentals of Operations Management

Resources to help your research

Getting Started

Search terms for operations management

Researching a company's operations is a lot like throwing darts at a dartboard: it's going to take some trial and error before you hit the bullseye.

Try some of these search terms combined with your company name:

“aggregate planning”
“capacity planning”
“design - industrial”
“distribution planning”
“facility layout"
“facility location"
forecasting
“industrial management”
“inventory management"
logistics
“manufacturing processes”
“new products”
“operations management”
“process capacity"
“process design"
“process flows"
“process layout"
“process performance"
“product design”
“production control"
“production design”
“production planning"
“quality control"
“queuing models"
scheduling
“supply chain"
“value chain"
 

Do use the quotation marks. This will tell the database that you are searching for a phrase, not two separate words wherever they appear.

If these don't work for you, try synonyms or brainstorm other phrases that, combined with your company name, might get you the information you need. And don't hesitate to reach out to your business librarian, listed on this guide.