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FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PRODUCTION MANAGER

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PRODUCTION MANAGER

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Published by: Ronak Jain on Feb 15, 2011
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FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PRODUCTION MANAGER 
Cut-throat competition is the way of life at every stage of the industrialactivities in the modern business world. The main aim of an industrialunit is not only to produce the goods but also to ensure that commoditiesproduced by it possess the required quality so that the customers derivemaximum satisfaction at minimum possible cost. To achieve this, aproduction manager plays an important role in designing, planning andcontrolling the production and production systems. He is responsible forthe application of right methodology to harmoniously administer, thesefunctions within the total organizational framework and the society. Aproduction manager is responsible for the following functions:
 
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PRODUCT SELECTION AND DESIGN :
The right kind of a product and a Good design of the same are crucial forthe success of an organization. A wrong selection of a product or a poordesign of a product can render the company's operations ineffective andnon-competitive. Therefore, a product/service must be chosen afterdetailed evaluation of their alternatives in conformity with theorganisation's objectives. Techniques like value analysis may beemployed in creating alternative designs which are free fromunnecessary features and which can meet the intended functions at thelowest cost.
 
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PROCESS SELECTION ANDPLANNING :
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election of the optimal conversion system is as important as choice of products/services and their design. Process selection decisions includedecisions Concerning choice of technology, equipment, machines,machinery handling systems, mechanisation and automation. Processplanning involves detailing of processes of resource conversion requiredand their sequences.

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