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PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
What is Production Management?
Production:
The word production is described in various dictionaries as the act of producing,
manufacturing, creation of an artistic work, a literacy production, and a
presentation as of a play or other artistic performance.
The word production implies to us for all practical purposes as
Creation of a Utility or Services.
Management:
The word management is described in the various dictionaries as managing or
handling, control, direction, administrative skill, act or art of managing, to conduct
the working of.
The word management implies to us for all practical purposes as Art of
Managing.
Production Management
In short production management is The Art of Managing the Production. It
basically concerns itself with the conversion of inputs into outputs.
Introduction to Production Management and
Production Function
In any production function 3 basic factors will be there
Input Transformation Output
A series of sequential activities and operations, which are indispensable in
transforming material from a given form to a desired form, indicates production.
Is it necessary to study the subject of Production Management even if one is not interested
in manufacturing business or activities?
We now understand that the subject or word “PRODUCTION” is not restricted to only
manufacturing activities as normally will be visualized. End products may be finished
components or consumer products, completed paper work or documentations, serviced
customers or serviced patients. In short it must be some kind of value added products so
that outputs are worth more than just the sum of individual inputs.
According to Peter Drucker “Production is not the application of
tools to materials but is the application of logic to work.”

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Obviously we all may be falling in any one of the categories and involved in the
production function. Hence it is very vital and important to know all aspects of this
management science with proper depth and detail and empower us with the skills of
production management to emerge as a versatile and efficient manager.
Production and operations management concerns itself with the conversion or
transformation of inputs into outputs using physical resources so as to provide the
desired utility/utilities of form, place, possession or state or combination thereof
to the customer while meeting the objectives of effectiveness, adaptability or
customer satisfaction & efficiency.
Almost all business firms perform two basic functions Production and Marketing.
PRODUCTION: Providing Products and Services
MARKETING: Promotion, Sale & Distribution
Of course there may be and would be a number of situations in either marketing or
personnel or other management functions, which can be classified, or sub classified under
production/operations management.
For example:
1. Physical distribution of items to the customer
2. Arrangement of collection of marketing information
3. Selection and recruitments process
4. The paper from and conversion of the accounting information in an accounts office
5. The paper flow and conversion of data into information usable by the judge in a
court of law etc can all be put under the banner of production and operations
management.
Conversion here is subtle unlike in manufacturing where it is obvious.
In cases 1 & 2 conversion is in terms of place and possession characteristics of the
products.
In case 3 conversions is in terms of receiving personnel services
In cases 4 & 5 it is the conversion of state characteristics.
This conversion are effected by physical resources (added with other resources such as
information)

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 PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT What is Production Management? Production: The word production is described in various dictionaries as the act of producing, manufacturing, creation of an artistic work, a literacy production, and a presentation – as of a play or other artistic performance. The word production implies to us for all practical purposes as Creation of a Utility or Services. Management: The word management is described in the various dictionaries as managing or handling, control, direction, administrative skill, act or art of managing, to conduct the working of. The word management implies to us for all practical purposes as Art of Managing. Production Management In short production management is The Art of Managing the Production. It basically concerns itself with the conversion of inputs into outputs. Introduction to Production Management and Production Function In any production function 3 basic factors will be there Input Transformation Output A series of sequential activities and operations, which are indispensable in transforming material from a given form to a desired form, indicates production. Is it necessary to study the subject of Production Management even if one is not interested in manufacturing business or activities? We now understand that the subject or word “PRODUCTION” is not restricted to only manufacturing activities as normally will be visualized. End products may be finished components or consumer products, completed pap ...
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