Relationship Between Planning & Controlling Functions of Management.

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Interrelationship between Planning & Controlling Functions of Management.

Ashiqur Rahman Sami
Business Administration Discipline Allama Iqbal UNIVERSITY,
Interrelationship between Planning & Controlling Functions of Management.

Before we go to specify the interrelationship between the Planning and Controlling Function of Business we have to define Planning and Controlling first.


Planning is a basic managerial function. It involves deciding on a course of action in advance. Planning is deciding what is to be done, where and how the work is to be done and who will do the particular task. We can say plan is to produce schemes for future action, to bring about specified results and specified cost,
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It is responsible for co-ordinating the three main resources required to provide the flight services, which are the schedule, the aircraft and the crew. They also are responsible for managing the knock-on effects of any delays, shortages or disruption to any of these inputs. The Operations Control team is in charge of every flight until it lands, when departments such as Engineering and Station Control can take over. This handover is illustrated in the figure.

The performance of the Operations Control team is evaluated in terms of the regularity and subsequent punctuality of their flights. Regularity is defined as the percentage of flights actually taking off compared with the number scheduled. Passengers need to have total confidence that their flight will actually operate, and current performance is almost 99 per cent (canceling a flight is the very last resort for Operations Control). Punctuality is the measure of the timing of the take-offs. BA sets an internal standard whereby a flight is considered late if it does not take off at the time defined in the schedule. Thus a flight can only be early, dead-on-time, or late.

Other component parts of the Operations Control Centre are the Emergency Procedures Information Centre (EPIC) and the Operations Control Intelligence Centre (OCIC) back-up centers. These are unmanned areas, set up to deal with certain types
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