Essay about What I Learned in MGT 422

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What I learn in MGT 422: Production Management this semester is some useful information that will greatly benefit in the future. There were several topics we covered this semester but there were only a selected few that caught my attention. Those four things I learned this semester that caught my attention were: the productivity theory, the slowest worker theory, the assign and on-duty approach, and the process of making a prosthetic body part. First, the productivity theory is where the output of a company is divided by the input to determine if the company will have a negative or possible percentage of productivity. For example, if a company has an output of 275000 and an input of 210000; the company will have a 1.19 percent of…show more content…
For example: if the manager will like 4 employees to come in at 7 a.m., 8 employees at 8 a.m., 12 employees at 9 a.m., and 20 employees at 10 a.m.; the manager will assigned 4 employees at 7 a.m., 4 employees at 8 a.m., 4 employees at 9 a.m., and 8 employees at 10 a.m.. After management completed assigning employees to a particular hour, they will have to determine how employees are on-duty at those hours. There will be 4 employees on-duty at 7 a.m., 8 employees on-duty at 8 a.m., 12 employees on-duty at 9 a.m., and 20 employees on-duty at 10 a.m. This process is helpful to managers because they can determine what approach they should use to make sure they have the required number of employees for each hour. I was very intrigued with the assigned and on-duty approach because it will be a strategy I will have to use in the future in my business operation. Finally, the process of making a prosthetic body part was a very insight learning objective. I learned there are two types of prosthetic: AK and BK. AK prosthetic is where a person loses their bottom part of their leg below the knee cap, and a BK prosthetic is where a person loses their entire leg. During our trip the Prosthetic Service, we had the privilege to meet a person who was an AK prosthetic and a person who was a BK prosthetic. The BK prosthetic was an individual who enjoyed hunting and fishing so he

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