Business Operations Management IP1

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Suppose that a firm is considering moving from a batch process to a line process to better meet evolving market needs. 1. What concerns might the following functions have about this proposed change? • Marketing • Finance • Human Resources • Accounting • Information Systems

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Business OperationsBusiness Operations Management IP1NameClassDateProfessor1Business Operations2Business Operations Management IP1The flow structures of production will directly impact the effectively and productivity of thestaff. Batch processing refers to the execution of a job without the interaction of a user. Batchprocessing is a program that can be executed with minimal human interaction saving theorganization time and money. Line processing refers to processes were operations are movedfrom one to the other or through a linear sequence. Determining the best flow structure for theorganization will assist them in establishing a competitive advantage and finding success in themarket.The batch process allows a specified amount of jobs to be completed in a group beforemoving on to the next group while in the line process the product is completed one at a time inorder to speed up productivity. When converting the flow structure from the batch process to theline process the flow of production and the efficiency of production will improve but this willalso require changes being made to the facility layout, use of technology, resources, and methodof training employees to be successful using this new production flow structure.While changing flow structures will ultimately benefit the organization through improvedproduction and efficiency different function within the organization would need to adapt to thesenew production changes. Because the market

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