Essay on BUSI650 B05 DB1 Thread RCherry

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Discussion Board 1
Ryan Cherry
BUSI 650 – Operations Management
January 18, 2015

Key Concept Explanation The concept of a “job shop” as a transformation system, refers to a process which has a somewhat jumbled flow, high flexibility, and outputs which are processed differently (Lyons, Vidamour, Jain, & Sutherland, 2013). One of the most important aspects of the job shop which must be understood relates to the definition presented above. Managing a job shop is difficult because of the numerous different routes that an output might take, the numerous different inputs which are required, and the differing operations and amounts of time (Meredith & Shafer, 2013). “[S]ince every output must be treated differently”, efficiently
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Biblical Integration When considering the purpose of instituting the appropriate transformation system is to achieve the maximum “efficiency, effectiveness, volume, capacity, lead time, flexibility, and so on”, there are a few Bible verses which almost immediately spring to mind (Meredith & Shafer, 2013, p. 50). The appropriate transformation system seeks to improve the work of our hands, allowing us to “work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men” (Col. 3:23, English Standard Version). The improved work of our hands will also allow our souls to be richly rewarded and allow our diligent hands to rule (Prov. 13:4, 12:24, ESV). Before making any decision, however, the manager should seek to commit his work to the Lord, so that his “plans will be established” (Prov. 16:3).
Application
Real-world businesses with customers which require product flexibility, in lower volumes, have the beginnings of a job shop production process (Choudhari, Adil, & Ananthakumar, 2012). Such a beginning is further evidenced when the job force is made up of highly skilled employees that are able to help create a wide array of products (Pederson, Dresdow, & Benson, 2013). The job shop process is also very widely used because of its many advantages, and despite the scheduling challenges which it presents (Meredith & Shafer, 2013). Organizations