Learn more about the fundamental concepts and principles underpinning Project Production Management through the following recommended reading.
Fundamental Operations and Production Management
The following provide a fundamental introduction to the concepts, principles and theories of operations / production management.
Dynamic Manufacturing: Creating the Learning Organization
Robert H. Hayes, Steven C. Wheelwright, Kim B. Clark 1988
Factory Physics for Managers: How Leaders Improve Performance in a Post-Lean Six Sigma World
Edward S. Pound, Jeffrey H. Bell, Mark L. Spearman 2014
Handbook of Industrial Engineering Equations, Formulas, and Calculations
Adedeji B. Badiru, Olufemi A. Omitaomu 2010
Models and Managers: The Concept of a Decision Calculus
John D. C. Little, Sloan School of Management MIT 2012
Historical Aspects of Operations and Production Management
These titles provide a comprehensive history of modern day production management development and thinking.
A Study of the Toyota Production System: From an Industrial Engineering Viewpoint
Shigeo Shingo, Translated by Andrew P. Dillon 1989
Scientific Management: 1 (Early Sociology of Management & Organizations)
Frederick Winslow Taylor 2004
The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production – Toyota's Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Now Revolutionizing World Industry
James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones, Daniel Roos 2007
Product Development / Engineering
Managing New Product and Process Development: Text and Cases
Steven C. Wheelwright, Kim B. Clark 1992
Project Management (Foundational)
It is important to understand the core elements upon which field of project management has been developed. The following reading will provide this history.
Application of a Technique for Research and Development Program Evaluation
D.G. Malcom, J.H. Roseboom, C.E. Clark and W. Fazar 1959
Notes on Linear Programming: Part XXXV – Discrete-Variable Extremum Problems
George Bernard Dantzig 1956
Japanese Management Accounting: A World Class Approach to Profit Management
Yasuhiro Monden, Michiharu Sakura 1990