Operations Management in Manufacturing and Service Industries

The operations management consists of all the activities involved in transforming a product idea into a finished product. An operations manager has responsibilities in production planning, production control, and quality control. There are 3 basic types of production methods: make-to-order, mass production, and mass customization.

The way a facility is laid out is important. This will help with efficiency. The different layouts are process layouts, product layouts, cellular layouts, and fixed-position layouts. Location and what technology to use is also important. Technology that is used includes computer-aided design(CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing(CAM).


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