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Socially Responsible Production and Operations Management

  • Duygu Turker
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Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)

Abstract

By taking the relevant inputs and transforming them into some outputs, production and operations management (POM) contributes to the value creation process a lot. Although its basic principles and contributions to the companies remain same, the trends, techniques, and approaches in operations management have significantly changed over time. The globalization wave accompanied by the rapid changes at communication technologies since the beginning of 1990s have had a profound impact on sustainable and socially responsible operations too. Production is not an internally focused area anymore; it must holistically capture how value is created from the conceptualization of a product to its commercialization in all around the world. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a useful insight on the management of socially responsible operations by considering the impact of external and internal environmental conditions. In doing so, the integration of socially responsible approach into the areas such as facility location and management, product, process, procurement and supply chain management is discussed elaborately.

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