Importance Of Operations Management

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OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Introduction: Detail of operations management TASK 1 Explain why businesses give importance to the operation (1.1) Operations management (OM) is that phase of an organization where inputs are put into operations to acquire required output (services) without compromising on quality. In other words operations management is also described as combining and transforming various resources in the operations sub-system into value added services in line with formulated policies of the organization. (Kumar and Suresh, 2009) IMPORTANCE OF OM Operations Management explores the way organizations produce and distribute goods and services. Everything you wear, eat, sit on, use or read comes to you courtesy of the…show more content…
Numerous novel techniques have been put into operational management by McDonald?s to achieve the outstanding status of as it enjoys today amongst its contemporaries. The hall-mark of operations management of Mcdonald?s is quality, service, cleanliness and value. Due importance is given to operations management by Mcdonald?s, because to maintain quality management and food throughout their restaurants. Come what may a high standard and quality is ensured all the way without compromising or deviation from the laid down…show more content…
(1.3) Strategic planning is ?the process of thinking through the current mission of the organization and the current environmental conditions facing it, then setting forth a guide for tomorrow?s decisions and results. Strategic planning is built on fundamental concepts that current decisions are based on future conditions and results?. (Kumar and Suresh, 2009) Operations management is a cluster of activities which adds value in the form of goods and services by changing inputs into outputs. Such activity takes place in all organizations. (Heizer and Render, 2009) Relationship between Strategic Management and Operations Management: Strategic management is based on long term planning and objectives (for more than 5 years) which can achieve market shares, increase level of wealth of shareholders in order to become market leaders or branding certain goods and services. Operations management is based on short term planning and objectives, utilizing resources of the company upto optimum level e.g proper employment of human resources, material and other fixed non-current assets. Above mentioned methods are being put into practice at McDonald?s to achieve the desired goals and objectives both long term and short
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