Week 1 DQ: 10 Critical Decision Areas in Operations Management Operations management professionals are tasked with evaluating work and manufacturing environments and with recommending strategies to improve current operations. By enhancing operations performance, companies can cut costs, increase response, gain competitive advantage, achieve differentiation, and promote their overall missions and strategies. There are 10 critical decision areas that help operations managers assess a company's current operations. The 10 critical decision areas in operations management are as follows: 1. Product 2. Quality and sustainability 3. Processes 4. Location 5. Layout 6. Human resources 7. Supply chain 8. Inventory 9. Scheduling and delivery 10. Maintenance Then view the video "Using Operations to Create Value at Crayola " (available through the MyOMLab link on the left-side navigation). Using details from the video and from your own professional experience, choose 3 of the 10 critical decision areas that you feel are most important to a company's overall operations.
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