Increasingly, operations management is seen as an interface discipline (Voss, 1995). Managing across interfaces, both internal and external to the organisation, is a particular challenge for managers and this is discussed further in this section.

Information and communications technology is an important means of linking across the various interfaces. Author(s): The Open University

Two arbitrary lines in 2 may have a single point of intersection, may be parallel, or may coincide. The first two possibilities are illustrated below. Can we tell from the equations of the lines which of the three possibiliti
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

• use the Windows calculator to carry out basic operations and calculate percentages

• interpret and use information presented in tables and charts

• round numbers appropriately.

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Department of Health (2011) UK Physical Activity Guidelines [Online], Available from https://www.gov.uk/ government/ publications/ uk-physical-activity-guidelines (Accessed
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Aims The main aim of this section is to discuss several ways of finding averages and to introduce you to the statistical facilities of your calculator.

A single number which is typical or representative of a collection (or batch - statistical term for a set of collected data.) of numbers is commonly referred to as an average. There are several different ways of defining such a number. Two are discussed briefly in Author(s): The Open University

Introducing Health Sciences: COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) is an extremely debilitating disease. For the sufferer, everyday activities become impossible - from walking to the shops, to cleaning their teeth - because they can't get enough oxygen into their lungs. The 4 video tracks on this album look at the possible causes of COPD, how it is diagnosed, and the inspirational stories of people dealing with the disease. This material forms part of The Open University course SDK125, Introducing health sciences: a
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Lesson 07 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 7 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to say that it's nice to meet someone in Romanian. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is Â©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) received the Royal Assent on 9 November 1998, and the main provisions were brought into effect on 2 October 2000. However, the UK had by then been a signatory to and had ratified the ECHR for nearly fifty years. What was the effect, if any, of the Convention on UK domestic law? We have already noted the supremacy of Parliament as the main law-making body in the UK. Under English law international treaties do not become part of domestic law unless and until some
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Season 3 â€“ Lesson 31 â€“ Coffee Break Spanish
Coming up in this lesson:

Itâ€™s destination Colombia for lesson 31 as Mark is joined by Carolina from BogotÃ¡. Carolina introduces Mark to the geography and traditions of Colombia, and Mark learns a few useful expresiones colombianas. In episodes 31-40 of Show Time Spanish, Mark will be joined by various speakers of Spanish from different parts of Latin America, providing learners with a range of experiences and a useful introduction to each country and its traditions and language.
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Cancer Research in India
Dr. Raghib Ali discusses cancer in India, why Oxford University became interested in this problem and how IndOx has helped to improve the standard of clinical trials in India.
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Differentiated Instruction: A Satire
A satire about parts of speech and teachingÂ differentiated instruction. A must watch for those teachers with a sense of humor.
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The final column of Table 4 contains the blood plasma Î² endorphin concentrations for eleven runners who collapsed towards the end of the Great North Run. The observations are already sorted. They are as follows.

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The Frog Prince Part 3
This is part 3 of 11 of the very cute musical / movie, The Frog Prince, featuring many great actors and actresses from the 1980's.
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Maths in Nature and Art
A short introduction to the content of this album.
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The EU operates through institutions created in the treaties. These institutions can have decision-making powers, law-making powers or may act as part of a checking and consultation procedure.

The institutions include:

1. The European Parliament (represents the people of the EU).

2. The Council of the European Union (represents the member states of the EU).

3. The European Commission (represents the interests of the EU).
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1. Figure 12 summarises the ways in which the Earth's surface and atmosphere gain and lose energy. The main points are as follows:

• A proportion (the planetary albedo) of the incoming shortwave radiation from the Sun is reflected (or scattered) directly back to space, mainly by clouds and the Earth's surface (especially snow and ice cover), but also by aerosols (e.g. dust, salt particles, etc.). Most of the rest is abs
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Introduction to Frequency Tables
A brief introduction to the use of Frequency Tables.  Definitions of statistics, data, and frequency table are discussed.

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2 sets of arms. 2 bodies. Of course, they don't match up.

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Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game: Internet Games, Social Inequality and Racist Talk as Griefing
This talk recaps the history of racist griefing online and link the current crisis in racial discourse in the US with this practice, exploring the implications for digital games as a transnational public sphere. Games are a radically transnational medium: as Martin Lister writes in New Media: An Introduction, 'even before Pokemon, the videogame was perhaps the most thoroughly transnational form of popular culture, both as an industry (with Sony, Sega and Nintendo as the key players) but also at
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