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  • Operations Management

    Operations Management

    Operations management is defined as the management of systems or processes that create goods and/or provide services. It is vital for a person like myself who is studying Marketing to understand the importance of operations management as it relates to the field of Marketing. The operations function aims to add value during the transformation process from inputs to outputs. The greater the value-added in the production of a good or service, the greater the effectiveness

    Essay Length: 818 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 8, 2011 Autor: Antonio
  • Operational Management - Custom Molds Inc

    Operational Management - Custom Molds Inc

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Custom Molds, Inc was founded by a father and son team of Tom and Mason Miller in 1987 to provide high quality, custom-designed molds for manufacturers of electronic connectors; as years went by, it took strategic steps to forward vertically integrate into part manufacture. (Burgelman & Grove, 1996). Through the 1980s, this strategy allowed them to grow, and by the mid 1990s Custom Molds developed its reputation to include being a supplier of

    Essay Length: 3,212 Words / 13 Pages
    Submitted: March 8, 2011 Autor: andrey
  • Cadbury Operations Management

    Cadbury Operations Management

    1. Cadbury 1.1 Company Background Cadbury's, as we know it now, started as a shop that sells tea and coffee and homemade drinking chocolate or cocoa. Cadbury was founded by John Cadbury in 1824 as small street shop in Bull Street, Birmingham. John's aggressive marketing campaign and experiments with chocolate made him a leading trader in Birmingham. By early 1840's John Cadbury went into partnership with his brother, Benjamin Cadbury, and started operating from a

    Essay Length: 3,892 Words / 16 Pages
    Submitted: March 29, 2011 Autor: viki
  • International Operations Manager - Buy Back Shares

    International Operations Manager - Buy Back Shares

    1. Executive Summary Some companies decide to buy back their own shares to invest their excess of cash, to avoid tied dividend policies, to give a message to the market of the sharing price, we buy our shares because the market value of the company is below its real value. When buying shares back the company increases its gearing ratio, as Gearing ratio = Long term borrowing / (Long term borrowing + Equity) If we

    Essay Length: 509 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 6, 2011 Autor: Antonio
  • Glaxo Smith Kline - Operations Management and Innovation

    Glaxo Smith Kline - Operations Management and Innovation

    Internal innovation demands a series of carefully planned steps to ensure successful implementation of the firm’s objectives. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as it stands now had to undergo a series of mergers over a period of time. In my view GSK during its process of internal innovation would encounter the following issues: Leadership: Over a period of time with mergers, alliances and amalgamations the company would be overburdened with a wide array of leaders and senior managers

    Essay Length: 2,144 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: May 3, 2011 Autor: neo78
  • What Is Operations Management?

    What Is Operations Management?

    What is Operations Management? Any company's outcome depends primarily on how the core activities are carried out. In the recent times, there is an acute scarcity of resources which is increasing the demand for available resources. Hence optimizing the resource consumption is the pivotal activity of any company. This requires meticulous planning by operations department. Operations encompasses all the activities in any firm, be it a manufacturing or a services company. Role of operations in

    Essay Length: 332 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: September 1, 2011 Autor: jon
  • Operations Management Module Assignment - a Proposal for Operational Efficiency and Quality Improvements

    Operations Management Module Assignment - a Proposal for Operational Efficiency and Quality Improvements

    Executive Summary The objective of this assignment is to write a proposal to medium sized manufacturer to study various business process improvement techniques and tools available, critically analyse them and suggest approaches how to reduce product defects, wastages and, machine breakdowns and also to propose a good inventory management system, using a combination of approaches including effective forecasting methods. The concept of Lean Manufacturing itself refers to a concept of waste elimination in the processes.

    Essay Length: 5,390 Words / 22 Pages
    Submitted: September 8, 2011 Autor: peter
  • How Does Ikea Approach Operation Management?

    How Does Ikea Approach Operation Management?

    How Does Ikea Approach Operation Management? The main purpose of this paper is to focus on the how IKEA Company approached its operation management. Particularly, it covers the following: how the company establish and manage customer requirements, secondly how does these customers requirements used for the company’s product and services, then, third covers the operational systems and processes it used in its operation, fourth consists of capacity planning, process layout, and product services/scheduling, inventory and

    Essay Length: 2,937 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: October 31, 2011 Autor: peggychan
  • Interactive Learning Project- Operations Management

    Interactive Learning Project- Operations Management

    Running Head: Interactive Learning Project- Operations management INTERACTIVE LEARNING PROJECT- OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT COURSE STUDENT NAME INSTRUCTOR NAME INSTITUTION Table of Contents 1. Introduction of operations Management 4 2. Company Background 5 3. Operation Strategy 7 4. Operation Management drive ways for company's Sustainability 15 5. Integrating Operation Management Practices to suit organization culture 18 6. Global Competitiveness and Strategic Framework 18 7. Conclusion 20 ABSTRACT Operation management strategies have enabled companies to not only optimize

    Essay Length: 3,964 Words / 16 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2011 Autor: simba
  • Restaurant Service Operation Management

    Restaurant Service Operation Management

    1.0 Introduction Satay King (沙爹王) is one of a famous chain of restaurant in Hong Kong with 20 years history, owned by Satay King (Holdings) Ltd and which is founded in 1991 by founder Cheng Chit. The restaurant was expanded rapidly, and now there are 7 stores in Hong Kong and 300 staff. The location of the chain stores are always in busy centre, where are Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok, Jordan, Tsuen Wan, Kwun

    Essay Length: 2,837 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2011 Autor: wklchristy
  • International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

    International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

    Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 22 – 24, 2011 A Proposal Framework for investigating the impact of customer relationship management on customer retention in e-commerce Abbas Keramati Industrial Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran Alireza Nili Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences, Division of Industrial Marketing and e-Commerce International University of Chabahar, Chabahar, Iran/Lulea University of Technology, Lulea,

    Essay Length: 3,438 Words / 14 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2011 Autor: antoni
  • Bus 515 - Operations Management - Delta Plastics

    Bus 515 - Operations Management - Delta Plastics

    DELTA (B) 1 Delta Plastics, Inc. (B) Veronica Garcia Professor: Diana Echols BUS 515 Operations Management Strayer University November 13, 2011 DELTA (B) 2 DELTA PLASTICS, INC (B) 1. Prepare a 3-sigma control chart for both production processes, using the new and standard material (use of quality report in “ Delta Plastics, Inc, Case A,” Chapter 5). Delta Plastics has already created a quality report that will be used to create the 3-sigma control chart

    Essay Length: 1,214 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2011 Autor: vgarcia9
  • International Operations Management

    International Operations Management

    • Analyse a real life company of your choice (This Company can be from any industry, and be at any stage of internationalization) for a new destination for internationalization. • You are expected to explain through combining three different theories of internationalization: economic, learning and network. The answer should argue the motivation, benefits, process and form of internationalization. If you are proposing an early stage of internationalization then please explain how this decision can be

    Essay Length: 392 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 23, 2011 Autor: celynjoy
  • Operation Management

    Operation Management

    Qualitative research is defined as: "The term qualitative management research is a conceptual device that people regularly use to make sense of their worlds by signifying particular forms of management research" (Johnson , BUEHRING, CASSELL , & SYMON , 2007). Qualitative research does not use any numbers or a statistical data; it is not easy as many think. It is manly text type of data which is recorded while the researcher's observer or study the

    Essay Length: 365 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 4, 2012 Autor: rita
  • Operation Management at Mtr Foods Bangalore

    Operation Management at Mtr Foods Bangalore

    Operation Management at MTR Foods Bangalore Operations management is the key to achieving competitive advantage for organizations, whether they are in the manufacturing industry or the service industry. Operations management processes address the questions that an organization faces in its choice of products and manufacturing technology, utilization of capacity, maintenance of quality, costing and sourcing of materials, and customer-handling policies. MTR Foods, like many other organizations, deals with several aspects of operations management. According to

    Essay Length: 291 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 12, 2012 Autor: howtotutor
  • Global Operations Management

    Global Operations Management

    Abstract This tells about the issues of global expansion, and it helps you to understand the importance of cultural knowledge during an expansion. This is a look at the different factors that could go wrong during a company's global expansion. This helps you to evaluate factors and avoid the pitfalls that can come.   Global Operations Management Introduction There are companies that embrace and envision change. The expansion into other companies is a definite change

    Essay Length: 1,262 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 17, 2012 Autor: simba
  • Operation Management Strategies of Premier Inn

    Operation Management Strategies of Premier Inn

    According to W. Edwards Deming (2000), continuous improvement is defined as "the belief that an organization must constantly measure the effectiveness of its processes and strive to meet more difficult objectives to satisfy customers". And in the opinion of Hutchins (2008), the process of continuous improvement is "at the core of all successful business improvement programmes". Hence, it may infer that continuous improvement has been regarded as an essential tool to long-term success. Indeed, with

    Essay Length: 1,662 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: February 26, 2012 Autor: simba
  • Operating Management

    Operating Management

    d) The management process is a process that consists of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling to the accomplishment of a company's goals (Heizer and Render, 2011, pg 39). From an operations management viewpoint, we are of the view that the following key factors have contributed to Krystal's success. Design of goods and services Firstly, the product in this case refers to the vehicles manufactured by Krystal. As we can see, the company is committed

    Essay Length: 276 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 28, 2012 Autor: moto
  • McDonald Operations Management

    McDonald Operations Management

    INTRODUCTION McDonald’s Corporation is the world’s largest chain of burger fast food restaurant and also the world’s leading food service organization. The company operates over 30,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries on six continents, serving around 68 million customers daily. Most of the outlets are free-standing units offering dine-in and drive-thru services, though it also have many eateries running in airports, retail areas and other high-traffic locations. About 80% of the restaurants are run

    Essay Length: 1,320 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: March 6, 2012 Autor: cherrylyn89
  • Operations Management

    Operations Management

    OPERATIONS: Value Addition Functions An operation may be defined "as the process of changing inputs into outputs thereby adding value to some entity".  Alteration refers to the change in form or state of inputs. Such a change may be physical as in any machine shop or press shop or assembly shop operation, or psychological as the feeling of comfort after getting cured from illness.  Transportation refers to the movement of the entity from

    Essay Length: 283 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: August 16, 2012 Autor: Sanjeev
  • Operations Management Case Study

    Operations Management Case Study

    BUS 310AA Operations Management Homework #5 - Case Analysis 1. The major factor that led Spectrum to initiate a total quality management program was quality. When the business first started, quality wasn’t a concern. They were still small enough to have control over the hands-on aspect of the business. As they grew, so did their acceptable-quality levels. Then, as the marketplace began to evolve, Spectrum’s competitors raised the bar in regards to quality. The Japanese

    Essay Length: 1,009 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: August 26, 2012 Autor: kfollowell
  • Fast-Food Feast Operations Management

    Fast-Food Feast Operations Management

    Case: Fast-Food Feast Chapter 1-Questions 1. How are in-store orders taken? McDonalds-Orders are taken face to face at the counter Kittys Café-Face to Face at the counter 2. Are the hamburgers prepared to order, or are they prepared ahead of time and delivered from a storage bin? McDonalds- the hamburgers or prepared ahead of time and placed in a warmer. Kittys Café-the hamburgers are prepared at the time of order. 3. How are special orders

    Essay Length: 563 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: September 7, 2012 Autor: viki
  • Midsouth Chamber of Commerce (a): The Role of The Operating Manager in Information Systems

    Midsouth Chamber of Commerce (a): The Role of The Operating Manager in Information Systems

    MIDSOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (A): THE ROLE OF THE OPERATING MANAGER IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS Executive Summary A lot of business organizations or industries nowadays have their information systems to support the day to day operations of the business and to make the work more convenient to the workers. In an information system there are several persons that are involved. One of the stakeholder is the operation manage/operating manager. Operating manager administers and maintains information technology

    Essay Length: 504 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: September 18, 2012 Autor: matt28
  • Operations Management

    Operations Management

    1. What is meant by the expression, “All Inventory is Bad.” Explain why this phrase, while correct 80% of the time, needs to be selectively implemented. In addition, explain the pitfalls associated with excess inventory. When a company holds on to too much inventory it can lead to many problems within the company regarding their finances, operations and supply chain. Thus often times you may hear the phrase “all inventory is bad”; however, while correct

    Essay Length: 402 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: October 18, 2012 Autor: mike810
  • Operation Management Criteria

    Operation Management Criteria

    operation management criteria needed With consideration about sharp rising of population of the world in previous century, new businesses have created according to different needs of population. In fact these businesses emerged base on different demographical shifts and demands. So children play a significant role among this range of population. Consequently toy industry created and day by day developed to supply the need of children in terms of entertaining concept. In this business area, Mattel

    Essay Length: 419 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 1, 2012 Autor: metallbiscuit

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