An organization’s operations function is concerned with getting things done i.e. producing goods and/or services for customers. Effectively, the main objective of the operations function is to produce those goods and services required by customers whilst managing resources as efficiently as possible.

2. RELATINSHIP WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL FUNCTIONS

The operations function lies at the heart of any organization and interacts with all the other functions. Although the various organizational functions involve different activities, they must interact to achieve the goals of the organization. This therefore implies that Operation Management decisions are not made in isolation. Rather, each decision is intertwined with other organizational functions following the strategic direction developed at the top level of the organization.

In a nutshell, many of the decisions made by operations managers are dependent on information from the other functions. At the same time, other functions cannot be carried out properly without information from operations as detailed below:

1. Finance: The finance function ties all departments together with monetary measurements that tell whether the company is making money. They also regulate the acquisition of funds to keep the business operations going, and investing money received wisely. Finance managers need to work closely with the operations function to be able to determine the need for capital investments, make-or-buy decisions, plant expansions, or relocation of business operations. On the other hand, operations managers cannot make large financial expenditures without understanding financial constraints and methods of evaluating financial investments. It is essential for these two functions to work together and understand each other’s constraints.

2. Sales and marketing: The sales and marketing function focuses on maintaining and attracting customers to the company's products and...

...Management:
Four Main Functions of Management
There are four main functions of management; planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. All four functions have a significant role in the maintaining of efficient and effective management.
Planning
The first function of management is planning, which is the management function of systematically making decisions about the goals and activities that the overall organization will pursue, including making decisions for individuals and groups within the organization (Bateman & Snell 16). In the company that I work for, there is little organization. This could be attributed to management as well as the store being only 3 weeks old and everyone just getting the hang of things. I feel that if the management had better planning a lot of the short falls would not have happened. Short falls such as running out of important Christmas items, and not having maps of the store for customers (the maps were a major complaint, many customers would refer to another location that gave out maps). My company is one of the largest retail chains in the world and planning is a must.
Organization
Organization is the process of establishing formal relationships among people and resources in order to reach specific goals and objectives. Organizational structure is represented primarily by an organizational chart. It specifies who is to do what and how it will be...

...Running head: Functions of Management
Functions of Management
Joan A. Mendiola
MGT330 – Management, Theory, Practice and Application
Milton Wingert
June 20, 2011
Most businesses are guided through some type of philosophy that may increase in profit and to ensure the business success and growth according to (Bateman & Snell 2007). This paper will demonstrate the following four functions of management; planning, organizing, leading and controlling. These types of functions must be performed by the management teams depending on the level of industry, title or the amount of obligations or task within the company. The four types of functions will define the roles and responsibility of each team. This paper will explain those four functions and how they currently apply in my workplace.
First function is planning, this type defines as being able to set some type of goal or deciding the course of action, it is developing rules and regulations, developing plans on both the organizations and people that actually work in it as well as forecasting on what the...

...rather than issuing mandates. Now the leadership and management are defined, we can move on to describe management in terms of its four functions. These functions are identified as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. How well managers perform these key functions determines whether a business is successful.
Planning, in its simplest form, is establishing organizational goals and objectives and deciding how to accomplish them. It is the primary function, often referred as the "first" management function because all the management functions depend on planning. Managers engage in planning by determining where the firm should be going and how best to get there. Once goals and objectives have been set for the organization, managers must develop plans (or actions) for achieving them. A plan could be defined as an outline of the actions by which the organization intends to accomplish its goals and objectives. The company that I work for, 7-Eleven, I, as a manager, set a goal to sell as many products as possible to increase the sales. I have to ensure that the customer knows about the products we are selling. My number one target is the customer and the way to achieve is through my employees, who can provide the outstanding customer service and thus, the customer will come back.
After goal setting and planning, the second major function of the management is organizing....

...Transfer Function
General with order, linear, time invariant differential equation
an dn(t)dtn+ an-1 dn-1c(t)dtn-1+…a0ct= bmdmrtdtm+bm-1dm-1rtdtm-1+…b0r(t)
Where: c (t) is the output
r (t) I is the input
By taking the Laplace transform of both sides
ansn cs+ an-1sn-1 cs+…a0cs+initial condition involving c(t)
=bmsmRt+bm-1sm-1Rt+…b0Rs+initial condition involving r(t)
If we assume that all initial condition are zero
ansn+ an-1sn-1….+…a0cs=bmsm+bm-1sm-1+…b0r(s)
Rs-→ bmsm+bm-1sm-1+…b0ansn+ an-1sn-1….+…a0--→c(s)
Gs=c(s)r(s)=bmsm+bm-1sm-1+…b0ansn+ an-1sn-1….+…a0
Transfer function ratio of output over input
Laplace Transfer Theorem
1. L f(t)=Fs=0∞f(t)e-stdt
2. L Kf(t)=KF(s)
3. L f1t+f2t=F1s+F2s superposition theorem
4. L e-atft=Fs+a complex shifting theorem
5. L ft-a=e-as F(s) real shifting theorem
6. L fat= 1aFsa similarity theorem
7. L dfatdt=sFs-f(0) derivative theorem
8. L d2fatdt2=s2Fs-sf'0-f(0)
multiple derivative theorem
9. L 0τfτdτ=F(s)s integral theorem
Example
Find the transfer function represented by
* d(t)dt=2ct=r(t)
Gs=c(s)r(s)
First find the Laplace transform
L d(t)dt+2 L ct=L r(t)
scs+2cs=r(s)
s+2cs=r(s)
c(s)r(s)=1s+2 To find Gt the solve for inverse Laplace transform
Find the transfer function Gs=Y(s)u(s)
L d2Ytdt2+ L dYtdt+ L Yt=2 L dutdt+L ut
s2Ys+sYs+Ys=2s us+u(s)...

...Graphs and Function
What is the relation between the graphs and function and how was it applied in the real world?
Graphs are frequently used in national magazines and newspaper to present information about things such as the world’s busiest airports (O’Hare in China is first, Heathrow in London is sixth), about the advertising-dollar receivers in the United States (newspaper are first, radio is fourth) and about NCAA men’s golf team title winner (Yael is first, Houston is second). The function concept is very closely connected to graphs, and functions are the heart of mathematics.
I gathered my information from books especially algebra books and some are from the internet. I went to the library to look for some books and I borrowed some so I have many resources of information.
Many real-life relations between two quantities expressed in the form of equation are functions. To visualize these relationships, geometric figures called graphs are used. Modern technology provides us with graphing utilities needed to draw these graphs as well as enhance man’s knowledge of graphing techniques. Scientist and astronomers identify, visualize, and explore graphical patterns useful in analyzing data about the universe. Economist and businessmen draw mathematical models to find curves of best fit. Generally, the use of function and graphs is found in every scientist and...

...CHAPTER 4 : FUNCTIONS AND THEIR GRAPHS
4.1 Definition of Function
A function from one set X to another set Y is a rule that assigns each element in X to one element in Y.
4.1.1 Notation
If f denotes a function from X to Y, we write
4.1.2 Domain and range
X is known as the domain of f and Y the range of f. (Note that domain and range are sets.)
4.1.3 Object and image
If and , then x and y are known respectively as the objects and images of f. We can write
, , .
We can represent a function in its general form, that is
f(x) = y.
Example 4.1
a. Given that , find f(0), f(1) and f(2).
Example 4.2
a. Given that , find the possible values of a such that
(a) f(a) = 4, (b) f(a) = a.
Solution
a. Given that , find f(0), f(1) and f(2).
b. Given that , find the possible values of a such that
(a) f(a) = 4, (b) f(a) = a.
(a)
(b)
4.2 Graphs of Functions
An equation in x and y defines a function y = f(x) if for each value of x there is only one value
of y.
Example:
y = 3x +1, , .
The graph of a function in the x-y plane is the set of all points (x, y) where x is the
domain of f and y is the range of f.
Example
Figure 1 below shows the graph of a linear function, the square root function and a general function.
y = f(x)
y = x...

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Functions of Management Paper
Carlos Mendoza
MGT/330
Functions of Management Paper
Management is a strong title to have when running an operation that requires a lot of responsibilities from a certain group or individual. Every organization, regardless of size, has developed and implemented its own management concepts in order for it to run smoothly and accomplish the vision, goals and objectives that it set forth (Rane 2007). Management can be defined as human actions to assist the production of suitable outcomes from multiple resources or systems that can better the company. There are four basic functions of management that helps the organization run smoothly so that there is no miscommunication between management and employers.
Planning
Planning is the core area of all the functions of management. It is the foundation upon which the other three areas should be built by. Planning requires management to evaluate where the company is currently, and where it would like to be in the future. An appropriate course of action to attain the company's goals and objectives is determined and implemented. The planning process is ongoing and never stops for any reason. There are uncontrollable, external factors that constantly affect a company both positively and negatively. Depending on the circumstances, certain factors may cause a company to adjust its course of action in...

...Four Functions of Management
Jennifer Tsouloufas
MGT / 230 Management Theory and Practice
January 14, 2013
Mark Hardee
Abstract
This paper will attempt to define and describe the four functions of management, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. It will also relate each function to observations within the organization that I work.
Planning
“Management in the process of working with people and resources to accomplish organizational goals” (Bateman, Snell, 2011, para. 1). A good balance of both will produce the most successful and efficient results. Although methods may change with the times, there are fundamentals that remain timelessly effective. The first function of planning is a strategy. Because this first step will lead the others, it is crucial to look at outlying factors that may conflict or affect the organization’s ultimate goal. Most of this information will be drawn from the mission statement of the company (Rothbauer-Wanish, 2009). At this stage, setting objectives, and following up on the execution of the plan are extremely critical.
I work for a large corporation that deals in all fields of apparel, accessories, and home goods. We are briefed quarterly in regard to upper managements “vision plan” for the season. We are usually given the numbers, profit, and loss for the previous season and challenged to improve using our strengths, creativity, and trend knowledge. Because...