Meaning of production management

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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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Q1. Evolution of Production and Operation Management, explain.Ans 1. Production/operations management is the process, which combines and transforms variousresources used in the production/operations subsystem of the organization into value addedproduct/services in a controlled manner as per the policies of the organization. Therefore, it isthat part of an organization, which is concerned with the transformation of a range of inputs intothe required (products/services) having the requisite quality level.The set of interrelated management activities, which are involved in manufacturing certainProducts, is called as production management. If the same concept is extended to servicesManagement, then the corresponding set of management activities is called as operationsManagement.The traditional view of manufacturing management began in eighteenth century when AdamSmith recognised the economic benefits of specialisation of labour. He recommended breakingof jobs down into subtasks and recognizes workers to specialized tasks in which they wouldbecome highly skilled and efficient. In the early twentieth century, F.W. Taylor implementedSmiths theories and developed scientific management. From then till 1930, many techniqueswere developed prevailing the traditional viewQ 2..What are the advantages of Production Planning and control?The system of production planning and control serves as the nervous system of a plant. It is a co- ordinating agency which co

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