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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We have extended the shelf life of our products and can now also supply shops that are located further away," says the Production Manager in summary.
This section contains eight chapters that outline the "nuts and bolts" of the production manager's job.
Ahmed Hamid, Chief Prosecutor of the pyramid area, transferred the case to a misdemeanor court after Giza Police had received the complaint from the film production manager.
DSP City Raiwind accompanied by SHO City Raiwind and Manga Mandi, Drug Inspectors of Allama Iqbal Town and Nishtar Town raided Medicina and Medisearch Pharmaceuticals and sealed the factories while Managing Director Medicina Pharmaceutical Riasat Ali Bhatti, Production Manager Zohra Sameen, Quality Control Manager Nauman Ahmed and Director Operation Medisearch Pharmaceutical Unees Ali Nagra have been arrested and cases have been registered against them.
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Unit production manager and TV assistant director Abby Singer, famed for being the source of the name for the penultimate shot of the day, died March 13 at the Motion Picture and Television Country House in Woodland Hills.
Pictured are (from left) Carl Robb, production manager; Andy Cliff, quality manager; Kevin Broadhead, yard manager; cell leaders Alistair Barraclough and Mark Tutil; David Hoyland; Melvyn Blezzard; chief executive Edward Naylor; Neil Tann; Helen Waller, HR manager; Bridie Warner-Adsetts, chief operating officer; and Martyn Walter, stock control manager.
"You aren't going to kill the artist, are you?" the King of Pop purportedly asked producers after viewing and "endorsing" a test of the combustible special effects, a production manager recalled in a June 19, 2009, email revealed in court, reports the New York Daily News.
Production manager Spencer New said: "It's quite a logistical challenge to put a show like this together.
LAUREN Hatchard is a young woman in a hurry - just 18 months after graduating with a first class honours degree, she has already been working as an assistant production manager on a blockbuster Bollywood movie.
Merrick, a leading provider of information technology solutions for the oil and gas industry, announced the launch of its new platform for oil and gas production management and hydrocarbon accounting, Merrick production manager, at its annual Merrick User Group meeting in Houston.
Michael Proud, Production Manager at J & B Recycling, said: "With mattresses being so bulky, they take up a lot of volume at landfill sites - there's millions that are thrown away every year.

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