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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Business Production and Operations unit of a standard college-level introduction to business course. Topics covered include:
- Productivity, quality and profitability
- PERT analysis and project completion
- Gantt charts and bar graphs
- Management information systems
- ISO 9000 Certification
1. Operations Management: Focusing on Production Efficiency & Customer Satisfaction
Operations is the lifeblood of any organization - how a business works and processes materials and services helps produce its output. In this lesson we will focus on operations and explain the elements present in it.
2. Productivity, Quality, Profitability and the Role of Managers
Top-, mid- and low-level managers play a significant role in how productivity and quality affects profitability in an organization. Each level of management makes different decisions about productivity and quality that impact an organization's profitability.
3. Operations Management Planning
Businesses are complex systems engaged in complex activities that require constant planning and supervision. In this lesson, you'll learn about planning in operations management as well as various types of planning.
4. Gantt Charts & Bar Graphs: Henry Gantt's Contributions to Management
This lesson will describe how Henry Gantt revolutionized management practices by providing a graphical representation, also known as the Gantt chart, of work processes that showed scheduling and monitoring projections. Other contributions of Henry Gantt, such as the task and bonus system, will also be discussed.
5. Management Information Systems: Using Data to Manage Operations
Management information systems (MIS) are an important source of data for any organization. How that data is reviewed and analyzed is the responsibility of the managers, and in this lesson we will describe the role of MIS and how managers can use different types of data MIS can produce.
6. Quantitative Approach to Management: Definition & Methods
After World War II, analytical methods developed by the military during the war effort began to be used in business decision making. In this lesson, we'll walk through the quantitative approach to management and discuss when and how it is used today.
7. External Opportunities & Threats in SWOT Analysis: Examples & Definition
Successful businesses plan ahead. In this lesson, you'll learn about how businesses examine external opportunities and threats. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz.
8. What Is Supply Chain Integration? - Definition & Overview
In this lesson, we'll discuss what a supply chain is, what integration involves and the good and bad of a closely coordinated, and integrated, chain of companies to fulfill customer purchases.
9. What Is the Physical Environment of a Business? - Definition, Components & Examples
A business exists, just like you and I, in a world that is filled with countless things that form its physical environment. In this lesson, you will learn about the nature of those items, and we will look at their importance to the business.
10. What Is the Product Development Process?
You have to develop a product before you can sell it, right? In this lesson, you'll learn about the product development process in four steps. Learn what it takes to go from an idea to market.
11. Assembly Lines: History & Types
The assembly line is a manufacturing process that has become a key component of the industrial age. On an assembly line, parts are added to a product in a sequential manner to create a finished product.
12. Ford's Model T Production Line
The Ford Model T was the first mass produced car in America. Better known as the 'Tin Lizzie,' the Model T and more importantly, its production line, would become the standard used around the world for producing products.
13. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): Example & Definition
In this lesson, we'll briefly define and explore the dynamics of the work breakdown structure, or WBS. We'll show examples and explain potential gains from utilizing this great tool.
14. What is Prepress in Printing? - Definition & Equipment
In this lesson we will learn about prepress in printing, including the stages involved and the equipment used. Then we will test your knowledge with a quiz.
15. The Processes of Production and Improving Productivity
In this lesson, learn about the different processes businesses use in the production of goods and services in our economy. You'll also learn about the concept of productivity and ways to improve it.
16. Quality School of Management: Kaizen & Reengineering Approaches
All companies strive to improve and deliver a better product. That single thought is driven by the quality school of management. In this lesson, we will learn about that school of thought and how it evolved.
17. ISO 9000 Certification
An organization that is ISO 9000 certified believes in quality management systems that are focused on the needs of customers, employees, shareholders and suppliers while complying with statutory and regulatory guidelines for products and services.
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