Excellence And Efficiency Of An Organization

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Excellence and Efficiency in Production Group Four Liberty University Excellence and Efficiency in Production One of the most significant tasks an organizational leader must perform is the synchronization of personnel and resources to best support a central mission. This duty is performed by operations management, which Satterlee (2013) defines as, “implementation of all the functions of management” (p. 224). As such, operations managers are charged with the responsibility of overseeing the production of an organization’s goods or services by the most efficient and effective methods possible (Satterlee, 2013). Because efficiency and effectiveness are critical to the health and longevity of an organization, these managers must be acquainted with and knowledgeable of systems and processes that allow for continuous improvement in these areas. The three most important concepts in reading chapter 8 and the ancillary readings are the lean manufacturing techniques of the Toyota Production System and Six Sigma, and project management. These concepts are important in that an organization must have a business model that fully, efficiently, and effectively supports the production of their goods and/or services. It is here that operations managers must demonstrate their expertise. The Toyota Production System The Toyota Production System (TPS) was developed through trial and error over a 27 year period, from 1948 through 1975, and focuses on the production of quality products for
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