2. duties and responsibilities of production managers
Duties and responsibilities Planning the geographical location of factory. Purchasing production equipments Layout of equipments within the factory Designing production process and equipments Product design Designing production work and establishing work standards Capacity planning Production planning and scheduling
Production control Inventory management Supply chain management Quality control Production equipment maintenance and repair Measurement and monitoring of productivity Industrial relations Health and safety Staff selection and liaisoning Budgeting
Emerging role of productionmanagers Take part in strategic decision making of company. Take part in the implementation and use of enterprise resource planning in the company. Automate processes as per the requirements of the company Enhance the research and the development effort in developing self relevant new technologies. Reduce lag in implementation of projects. Protect environment by implementing environment protection norms.
Act as a member of the concurrent engineering teams in new product design and old product development. Develop long term strategic relationship with supplies by acting as supply chain managers. Give more attention to technology management, in view of joint ventures of multinational companies with domestic companies. Be an internal quality auditor in quality certification programming such as ISO 9000 series and ISO 14000.
Recent trends in production andoperations management Global market place Production/operations strategy Total quality management Flexibility Time reduction Technology Worker involvement Re-engineering Environmental issues Corporate downsizing Supply chain management Lean production