is an area of management
concerned with designing and controlling the process of production and redesigning business
operations in the production of goods or services. It involves the responsibility of ensuring that business
operations are efficient in terms of using as few resources as needed and effective in terms of meeting customer requirements. Operations management
is primarily concerned with planning, organizing and supervising in the contexts of production, manufacturing or the provision of services.It is concerned with managing an entire production or service system which is the process that converts inputs (in the forms of raw materials, labor, consumers, and energy) into outputs (in the form of goods and/or services for consumers). Operations produce products, manage quality and create services. Operation management
covers sectors like banking systems, hospitals, companies, working with suppliers, customers, and using technology. Operations is one of the major functions in an organization along with supply chains, marketing, finance and human resources. The operations function requires management
of both the strategic and day-to-day production of goods and services. In managing manufacturing or service operations several types of decisions are made including operations strategy, product design, process design, quality management, capacity, facilities planning, production planning and inventory control. Each of these requires an ability to analyze the current situation and find better solutions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of manufacturing or service operations.
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