operations management and use them to a considerable extent in practice. Strategic management is a broader term than strategy and is a process that includes top management’s analysis of the environment in which the organization operates prior to formulat - ing a strategy, as well as the plan for implementation and control of the strategy. 6.1 Overview of operations management Operations Management Operations management (OM) is any business function responsible for managing the process of making goods and services. The theme for Volume1 is “Operations Management Concepts and Strategy”. Strategic management is defined as the set of decisions & actions in formulation and implementation of strategies designed to achieve the objectives of an organization. ... of its operations in product, market, and technology terms. The intention is to supplement renowned strategy textbooks such as Johnson and Scholes. 13. Distinguish between organizational recipe and strategy. Keywords: strategic management, operations management, transformation process, inputs, outputs, operation, operations system, operations manager, methods of operations management 1. Strategic Management 7 1 Introduction 1 Introduction This compendium provides a comprehensive overview of the most important topics covered in a strategy course at the Bachelor, Master or MBA level.