Thought for the day:. Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration . Seeming to do is not doing.
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Being busy does not always mean real work.
The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration.
Seeming to do is not doing.
Thomas A. Edison
To what extent, Evaluate, discuss, justify, advise, recommend.
Apply, Examine, Analyse, Interpret, Formulate.
Application & Analysis
Compare, Contrast, distinguish,, construct, calculate, explain.
Define, Clarify, describe, extract, identify, outline, recall, recount, state summarie
Inside a frozen food factory
The processes may be broadly classified according to their role in transformation:
• inputs into transformation processes
• the actual processes of transformation
• outputs of the transformation process.
Inputs, transformation processes and outputs are all important and each of these features of operations has its own features and presents challenges for operations managers.
Common direct inputs, including:• labour• energy
• raw materials• machinery and technology (capital equipment).
Draw a concept map (example <-) summarising the transformed resources used
within the operations process.
Then do one for Transforming..
Cost is often related to value.
Explain the relationship between transformation and value adding.
A key aspect to operational processes relates to the question ‘how much’?
Imagine you are the operations manager for an ice-cream factory.(a) Explain why it would be important for you to understand the concept of ‘lead time’.
(b) Recommend two measures you would put in place to manage the lead times
caused by seasonal changes in consumer demand. Share your answer with the rest of the class.
Gantt charts can be used for scheduling simple routine tasks such as completing a homework assignment and for larger, more complex projects such as building a dam.
Maximise efficiency in the use of time
Improve efficiency and generate cost saving in the use of resources
Beneficial to monitoring cash flow
Usefulness may be limited in complex and large scale operations
Necessity of having clear and reliable information
Skilled management and team philosophy is essentialCritical Path Analysis
2Critical Path Analysis
Earliest Start Time (EST)
Arrows indicate the order of the tasks, the letter above shows the order, the time period below the arrow
Node numbers showing order of activities in the left hand semi-circle of each node.
The Critical Path
Latest Finish Time (LFT)
Nodes: Show the start and finish of a task
Pg 57 of text questions 1 - 9
Manufacturing technology (add to influences notes)
Turn the notes for task design into a flow diagram how it operates… (next two slides – pg 60)
Activity: Complete the following information in flow diagrams, spider diagrams, lists etc.
Monitoring, control & improvement