Category Archives: Introduction to Operations Management

Linking Operations Management to Customers and Suppliers

Linking Operations Management to Customers and Suppliers In the past most manufacturing organizations viewed operations strictly as an internal function that had to be buffered from the external environment by other organizational functions. Orders were generated by the marketing function supplier and raw materials were obtained through the purchasing function capital for equipment purchases came from the fina

Advances in Technology

Advances in Technology Advances in technology recent years also have had a significant impact on the opera- Cement function. Information technology (IT) now allows us to collector data 0f  that we can mass customize products to meet the needs of inner . The creased use of automation and robotics also ha permitted us to improve the quality of the goods that are being manufactured. Automated teller machines (ATM),

Increased Global Competition

Increased Global Competition The world is rapidly transforming itself into a single global economy which also referred to as a global village or global land cape. Clarke once dominated by local or national companies are now vulnerable to competition from literally all corner If he world For example  in the 1960 only 7 percent of the firm world For example  in the 1960  only 7 percent of the firm  in the Uni

The Ever-Changing World of Operations Management

The Ever-Changing World of Operations Management Operations management is continuously changing to meet the new and exciting challenges of today's business world. This ever-changing world is characterized by increasing global competition and advances in technology. Emphasis is also shifting within the operations function to link it more closely with both customers and suppliers.

A New Paradigm for OM

A New Paradigm for OM sen Introduction to Operations Management provided whereas goods will refer to the tangible output and frangible output.) definition of Quality Future Direct the United States was the obvious world leader in as the result of several factors, including (a) available effort, (b) pent-up demand for consumer goods during the contraction of most of the  production capabilities of the other 

Expansion of OM concepts into Other Functions

Expansion of OM concepts into Other Functions Expansion also are recognizing that in addition to quality many of the tools it within the operations function also have application San organization such as marketing nuance and accounting process anal is a major tool that provides inputs are converted into outputs and can be applied to where they exist in an organization As an illustration resources is a prices

An Expanded Definition of Quality

An Expanded Definition of Quality An expanded in operations management is quality Successful firms now  no longer limited to the operations management function but rationalist area throughout an organization within marketing for order must be accurate in terms of (a) the correct product specified price and (c) the proper location for delivery quality is the bill for the items purchased must be property prepared to

Application of OM to Service Operations

Application of OM to Service Operations Initially the application of operations management concepts was much more narrow focused concentrating almost entirely on manufacturing however as shown in Exhibit I  as countries become more developed services continue to represent a larger percentage of their respective Gross Domestic Products (GD s) This growth in services over time presented for the United States in E

The Emergence of Operations Management

The Emergence of Operations Management Operations management has been gaining increased recognition in recent years for see reasons  including (a) the application of OM concepts in service operations (b) an expanded definition of quality (c) the introduction of OM concepts to other functional are such as marketing and human resources and (d) the realization that the OM function add value to the end product.

Improved Working Conditions

Improved Working Conditions Managers recognize the benefits of providing workers with better working conditions. 'This includes not only the work environment but also the design of the jobs themselves. Work are now encouraged to participate in improving operations through suggestions. After all who would know better how to do a particular operation than that person who does it every day. Managers also have lear