production management

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production management

or

operations management

The administration of the conversion process which transforms labour, materials and capital inputs into final products. Production management involves:
  1. planning the design and construction of the production system.

    System design decisions include such things as the determination of manufacturing methods – batch production, mass production (see PRODUCTION), acquisition and arrangement of plant (see FACTORY LAYOUT), and the establishment of schedules for the production of each item (see PRODUCTION SCHEDULING);

  2. controlling the operation, performance and running of the physical facilities and predetermined production plans which constitute the production system. Decisions relating to the operation of the production system involve PRODUCTION CONTROL, PURCHASING, QUALITY CONTROL, STOCK CONTROL, WORK STUDY, and MAINTENANCE of equipment. See also MATERIALS MANAGEMENT, MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS PLANNING, JUST-IN-TIME (JIT) SYSTEM, MANUFACTURING RESOURCE PLANNING, DISTRIBUTION RESOURCE PLANNING, NETWORK ANALYSIS, WORLD CLASS MANUFACTURING, OPTIMIZED PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY, POKE YOKE.
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Most recently, he worked as unit production manager on the feature film "Garfield's A Tale of Two Kitties," to be released later this year.
Once this is completed, the production manager holds a pre-turnover meeting.
The field staff and the production manager discuss the person's skills and personality profile to determine the best hire for the job.
His other credits as a production manager include the miniseries "Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac," and the television movies "The Lone Ranger," "Texas Graces" and "Murder of Innocence.
While the duration of the jobs is slightly greater, we're able to handle the job very well, without adding the overhead costs of a production manager.
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Runfolo was the first film commissioner for New Jersey and was awarded the DGA Frank Capra award for assistant directors and production managers in 1994.
The idea was Zanola would work with production manager Rich Layton to train production managers for the future.
John Webb, former production manager for the Daily News and a 25-year newspaper veteran, died Monday afternoon in Chicago of a heart attack.
Prior to that, he spent six years at Dow Chemical Company in various positions including Production Manager of a chemical production facility.
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If one was slow and another busy, and production crews were moved, then the salesman and the production manager for the slow territory wouldn't make money.

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