SEMESTER SPRING 2014
Production/Operations management (MGT613)
ASSIGNMENT NO. 01 (Non Graded)
Due Date: 22nd may, 2014.
TOPIC: Production/operations management
In the recent years Pakistan is a growing market of consumer products. A new trend has started where small stores are obsolescing and mega store are opening, especially in big cities. These stores become attraction for the customer to save time and money as it provides complete range of consumer products under one roof with discount rates. Metro Cash n Carry and City Super Store are such examples which have opened their branches in many cities. Still there are many opportunities for opening such mega stores in big as well as small cities.
Shan & Co are the importers of these consumer goods in Pakistan. They have now decided to diversify their investment and to open a chain of mega stores in different cities. The country has been divided into three major regions north, centre and south.
You are hired as Production/Operations Manager for the central region which already has many mega store chains and you many find high competition in the market.
Being the POM what type of issues you can face and what type of strategy you will have in your mind to convert the new investment into a successful business.
Please list down the various issues, your responsibilities and strategies for a successful business in short bullet points. Be concise and to the point.
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Production and operation management
1.What are the factors that will explain the management that the organization is
Prepared for the deployment of “six sigma”? Provide appropriate details to support your point.
As an assistant manager of Allied associates Pvt. Ltd. we achieve to TQM philosophy which ensures that the organization must have Quality certification which are pursued by the organization include ISO 14000 and ISO 9000.
ISO 14000 is an international set of standards which is used for assessing a company’s environment performance.
ISO 9000 is also a set of international standards which ensures the quality management and quality assurance to business. It also includes six sigma processes. Every six sigma process has various stages which have been combining to getting better monitoring and control purposes. Six sigma processes includes:
Six sigma is a process that does not have more then 3 and 4 defects per million. It is a program of quality management and quality assurance certification. It is designed to reduce the defects of a company program. It always includes quality improvement, cost cutting and time saving. Six sigma programs are focusing on world class performance. Six sigma programs are focuses on goal strategy and apply them on cost and other business metrics. Six sigma programs having following factors:
Designing the program:
Six sigma programs are designing in such a way to provide quality assured production for customers. Management must want to design such programs which provide a good design to customers.
Management wants to produce such products which are efficient for customers. For achieving high turnover management must want used six sigma programs in their production plan, because the uses of six sigma ensures customers that the product is improved quality and saving their cost.
Providing quality service:
Use of six sigma programs ensures customers about world class performance of firm. Quality services are base of quality management. If management provides quality services then customers really effected with it.
Operation management deals with design and management of products, processes and services etc. Therefore, operation management used six sigma programs to employed quality production or management.
Inventory management is the process of constant flow of units of raw material into output. Use of six sigma in inventory management provide assurance to customer that product is not defected, because its raw material is not defected.
Using six sigma in delivering provide surety of quality product to customer at saving cost.
2. What possible obstacles that the management have to face while implementation of “six sigma”.
There are so many obstacles that management faces while implementing six sigma which are following.
1.Company wide definition of quality
2.strategic plan for change
3.organizational poor inter communication
4.uses short term financial results
5.focuses on customers only not on society
6.internal political structure
7.real employee empowerment
8.emphasizes breakthrough rates of improvement
10.it’s a temporary program
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Production and Operations Management (“POM”) is about the transformation of production and operational inputs into “outputs” that, when distributed, meet the needs of customers.
Production/operations management is the process, which combines and transforms various resources used in the production/operations subsystem of the organization into value added product/services in a controlled manner as per the policies of the organization. Therefore, it is that part of an organization, which is concerned with the transformation of a range of inputs into the required (products/services) having the requisite quality level.
The set of interrelated management activities, which are involved in manufacturing certain products, is called as production management. If the same concept is extended to services management, then the corresponding set of management activities is called as operations management.
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