Special commemorative issue features key articles from last three decades.

[UKPRwire, Wed Feb 15 2006] One of Emeraldís foremost operations management titles, the International Journal of Operations and Production Management draws together information at the forefront of the discipline, providing sound guidance for those concerned with the management of systems, whether in academic institutions, industry or consultancy. Highly respected worldwide, and associated with The European Operations Management Association, this information resource seeks to raise standards in every aspect of operations and production management.

To commemorate the journalís silver anniversary, the last issue of 2005, (Volume 25, issue 12, 2005), features the most influential papers in the journalís history, at least one from each decade since the journal began. These papers have been specially selected as ground-breaking, changing the way in which the subject was viewed, or opening up a new area of research within the field.

To further celebrate its 25 years in publication Emerald is pleased to announce the International of Operations and Production Managementís increase in ISI (SCCI) Impact factor which jumps from 0.547 to 0.566.

The International Journal of Operations and Production Management will be of particular interest to those working in academic institutions, corporate organisations or consultancies in the operations management field. The journal focuses on topics that have a substantial management, rather than technical, content and offers guidance and problem-solving in key operations management areas.

The journal is edited by Professor Andrew Taylor, Professor of Operations and Information Systems, and Dr Margaret Webster, Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at Bradford School of Management.

Access to the special issue of the International Journal of Operations and Production Management will be made freely available until the end of February 2006. To view online the groundbreaking articles published in the journal or to order a hard copy of the publication, contact rknowles@emeraldinsight.com.

Articles in the special issue will include:

An agenda for research on the flexibility of manufacturing processes
D Gerwin, 1987 (Then: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, Now: Professor Emeritus, Eric Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Canada)

The flexibility of manufacturing systems
N Slack, 1987 (Then at Brunel University, now at Warwick Business School)

Performance measurement system design: a literature review and research agenda 1995
A Neely, M Gregory, K Platts, 1995 (Then: All were at Manufacturing Engineering Group, University of Cambridge, Now: Neely is at London Business School and Cranfield)

Service operations management: return to roots
Robert Johnston, 1999 (Warwick Business School)

Alternative paradigms for manufacturing strategy
CA Voss, 1995 (London Business School)

E-business strategy: how companies are shaping their supply chain through the internet
Raffaella Cagliano, Federico Caniato, Gianluca Spina, 2003 (politecnico di Milano, Milan).


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