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Learning Objectives-Chapter 9 Explain what production and operations managers do. Identify key tasks involved in designing a production process. Discuss the role of computers and automation technology in production. Explain the strategic importance of managing inventory. Distinguish among JIT, MRP, and MRP II inventory. Highlight the differences between quality control and quality assurance. Describe the supply chain and explain how companies today are managing their supply chains.
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Terms For Understanding Production: Describes the transformation of resources into goods and services that people want or need. All activities involved in producing a firm’s goods and services.
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Basic Functions of POM Planning Organizing Leading Controlling
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Two Basic Types of Conversion Analytic System: Breaks raw materials into one or more distinct products. Synthetic System: Combines two or more materials to form a single product.
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Terms For Understanding Mass Production: Manufacturing goods in large quantities, little or no customization. Mass Customization: Using mass production techniques to produce customized goods.
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Five Key Tasks in Designing a Production Process Forecasting demand. Planning for capacity.
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