Classify the manufacturing systems

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Production management refers to the application of management principles to the production function in a factory. In other words, production management involves application of planning, organizing, directing and controlling to the production process.

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Production ManagementProduction management refers to the application of management principles to the production function in a factory. In other words, production management involves application of planning, organizing, directing and controlling to the production process. The application of management to the field of production has been the result of at least three developments. First is the development of factory system of production. Until the emergence of the concept of manufacturing, there was no such thing as management as we know it. It is true that people operated business of one type or another, but for the most part, these people were owners of business and did not regard themselves as managers as well. The second essentially stems from the first, namely, the development of the large corporation with many owners and the necessity to hire people to operate the business. The third reason stems from the work of many of the pioneers of scientific management who were able to demonstrate the value, from a performance and profit point of view, of some of the techniques they were developing. Operation ManagementOperations management is often used along with production management in literature on the subject. It is therefore, useful to understand the nature of operation management. Operation management is understood as the process whereby resources or inputs are converted into more useful products. A second reading of the sentence reveals that, there is hardly any diff

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