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- ISBN: 9780077841201 | 0077841204
- Cover: Hardcover w/ Access Card
- Copyright: 1/22/2013
The eighth edition continues to acknowledge and emphasize the essential uniqueness of service management. The text is organized in four parts: Part One: Understanding Services, which provides a historical context as well as distinguishes the distinctive characteristics of service operations; Part Two: Designing the Service Enterprise, which covers designing the service enterprise to support the competitive strategy; Part Three: Managing Service Operations that details topics such as Managing Capacity, Demand and Waiting Lines and Service Supply Relationships and; Part Four: Quantitative Models for Service Management that addresses forecasting and managing service inventory.