Important functional management principles

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Important functional management principles

Managers often play a dual role, they have to manage people and also oversee processes. There are some very critical process areas that managers oversee in order to make sure the company functions effectively. Some of these process areas include operations and supply chain management. Please review the following articles on operations management:

Then, with your fellow classmates, reflect on what you have learned in your program and the information from the article, and discuss the following:

  • What are the most important functional management principles to you when building a company’s success?
  • How does operations management help to design process and manufacturing processes?
  • What are some of the advantages of Lean supply chain processes?

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Barnes, D. (2018). Operations management: an international perspective. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Wolniak, R. (2019). Operation manager and its role in the enterprise. Production Engineering Archives24.

Hulett, K. (2008). Defining the Ideal Operations Manager. Journal of Financial Planning, 11.

Palmer, C. (2022). 5.1 The Business Case for Training. Human Resources for Operations Managers.

Reid, R. D., & Sanders, N. R. (2019). Operations management: an integrated approach. John Wiley & Sons.

Brown, S., Bessant, J., & Jia, F. (2018). Strategic operations management. Routledge.