Matthew W Ford
Key OM Decision Categories (Updated 09/09/2009 10:42 PM)
What general business strategy do we use to compete?
What will we produce to emphasize the unique characteristics of our strategy?
Strategic Operations Level
What themes or activities must operations emphasize to best support the business strategy?
OM Long Range Decisions (Design issues--infrequent but lasting in effect)
What type of transformation process will best produce our goods and services?
How much capacity should each operating process have?
Where should we locate the operating process, and what should the layout be?
OM Short Range Decisions(Daily operating issues)
What should the layout of the facility be?
What work design choices will best support this operation?
How should we plan operations over the next time "horizon?"
How will we schedule operations for the short term?
How much inventory do we need and when to we need it?
Management Systems for Operations
How do we improve operations to enhance support of the business strategy?
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