Organization that produces tangible goods that can be mass-produced and stored for later consumption.
Organization that produces intangible goods that require consumer participation and cannot be stored.
Complex management activity that includes planning production, organizing resources, directing operations and personal and monitoring system performance.
Measure of how well an operations system functions and indicators of the efficiency and competitiveness of a single firm of department.
An organizations investment in the training and development of its members.
Four major criteria, including pricing, quality level, quality reliability and flexibility on which products and services are evaluated.
Designing Operation system
Design for manufacture (DFM):
Technique that involves streaming the design of products to simplify assembly.
Computer-aided design (CAD):
Design and drafting performed interactively on a computer.
Bill of materials:
Listing of the type and number of parts needed to produce a given product.
Operations decision concerned with the quantity of goods or services to be produced.
Integrated approach in which the software used in designing products is also used to write a computer program to control the machinery.
Integrated approach that combines CAD/CAM with the use of robots and computerized inventory management techniques.
Operation Planning and Control Decisions
Supply of raw materials, work in progress and finished goods in organization maintains to meet its operational needs.
Materials-requirements planning (MRP):
Operation planning system in which end products are analyzed to determine the materials needed to produce them.
Materials-resource planning (MRP II):
Operational planning system that extends MRP by...