This book provides a fundamental, yet comprehensive, coverage of Operations Management. It will serve the instructional needs of business, engineering and technology students. The book not only covers the principles and practices, but also some of the tools and techniques. Sufficient theory is presented to ensure the reader has a sound understanding of the basic concepts. Questions and exercises in the book have been designed to reinforce learning and tests the understanding once the reader have read the corresponding chapter in the text. It is not necessary that all questions and exercises are completed sequentially.