MGT613 Production Operations Management GDB No.1 Solution and Discussion Spring 2014 Due date: May 02, 2014
Graded Discussion Board
PRODUCTION/OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (MGT613)
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Graded Discussion Board 1
PRODUCTION/OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (MGT613)
The fast food industry is quickly flourishing in Pakistan. Every year we find new local and foreign entrant in the industry with variety of fast food in their menu list. Though the market has enough space for the growth of fast food industry but few big names like McDonalds, KFC and Pizza Hut have already developed the taste among masses and have captured a big share in the market.
At this point Tasty Fast Food (TFF) has decided to make heavy investment in the fast food industry by opening up its branches in Lahore and Islamabad. You are hired as Manager (Productions/Operations) and are assigned to lead your department. So being PO Manager what will be your responsibilities to start this business and bring improvement in productivity.
Note: The answer of this discussion should be precise and in bullet form. Don’t write lengthy discussion.
Answer should be specific to the fast food business and should not include general discussion.
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Responsibilities of a PO Manager
• Contract Review / Capacity Planning
i. Ensure production departments have sufficient time to manufacture
and deliver on time according to the customer’s request.
• Planning & Scheduling of Workload
i. Manage customer order / schedule requirements.
ii. Pre-plan production and deploy a daily prioritised work schedule to
the shop floor with appropriate time deadline targets.
iii. Set, monitor & review work load schedule
• Production Control
i. Monitor & review production progress against deadline targets to
ensure on time delivery.
ii. Adjust the production schedule as required and communicate any
change to delivery date with the customer accordingly.
iii. Monitor & review manufacturing operations to ensure correct quality
iv. Ensure that all production related activity is time and cost efficient /
v. Ensure all plant and equipment is maintained & repaired
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responsible for helping to achieve the
company’s sales turnover, on time delivery and profit targets by;
1. Ensuring that jobs are manufactured correctly, cost effectively and delivered on time
in accordance to customer build specification and quality requirements.
a. Communicating with all the relevant people / dpts and co-ordinating all
relevant inputs (people, plant and processes) to ensure production output and
on time delivery targets are achieved.
b. Planning, scheduling and reviewing workload to ensure production output and
on time delivery targets are achieved cost effectively.
c. Ensuring that the shop floor has the necessary manpower, competence, skill,
knowledge, plant and tooling required in order to achieve production targets.
2. Managing the Purchasing function / dpt to ensure material is purchased cost
effectively and available for production when required.
3. Managing the Inventory function /stock control dpt to ensure raw material and
product is receipted, located, stored and transferred correctly and that the company’s
stock inventory is accurate.
As part of the senior management team you will also be jointly responsible for contributing
towards the achievement of the company’s strategic and operational targets and overall
Make all employees accountable for their goals and their assignments
Ensure that you follow up with them about progress at various stages
Avoid micro managing while managing people; remember they are humans, not machines
Encourage, reward, motivate and recognize all jobs well done
Reach out to all the employees working for you
Set realistic and achievable targets for the workers
Encourage team work for better results
Make sure that people enjoy their work and are happy to come to work everyday
Do not let a task become monotonous and boring
Sponsor your employees for courses; send them to programs that will help them improve their skills.
Do not waste too much time behind closed doors, spending hours in meetings when that time can be spent on delivering results
Make sure that you provide your employees with time saving and efficiency enhancing devices KAY IN HEADINg ko add kar skh tay hai
Its written in the question that your answer should be according to the Fast food, so please write relating to it. We do not have to mention what does an operation manager do , we have to write what would be responsibilities of an OM in a fast food !