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    Hani Alharbi Saudi Arabia All organizations can be broadly divided into two categories: manufacturing organizations and service organizations. Although both categories have an OM function, these differences pose unique challenges for the operations function as the nature of what is being produced is different. There are two primary distinctions between these categories of organizations. First, manufacturing organizations produce a physical or tangible product that can be stored in inventory before it is needed by the customer. Service organizations, on the other hand, produce intangible products that cannot be produced ahead of time. Second, in manufacturing organizations customers typically have no direct contact with the process of production. Customer contact occurs through distributors or retailers.
    2015-04-27 13:04:55

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    Affan Aggripa David Nimaya South Sudan How to determine suitable scheduling tasks for operations management?
    2015-04-27 10:04:50

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    Affan Aggripa David Nimaya South Sudan What is production process?
    2015-04-27 10:04:13

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    Affan Aggripa David Nimaya South Sudan Some people (especially those professionally involved in operations management!) argue that operations management involves everything an organisation does. In this sense, every manager is an operations manager, since all managers are responsible for contributing to the activities required to create and deliver an organisation's goods or services. However, others argue that this definition is too wide, and that the operations function is about producing the right amount of a good or service, at the right time, of the right quality and at the right cost to meet customer requirements.
    2015-04-27 10:04:50

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    Hani Alharbi Saudi Arabia All organizations can be broadly divided into two categories: manufacturing organizations and service organizations. Although both categories have an OM function, these differences pose unique challenges for the operations function as the nature of what is being produced is different. There are two primary distinctions between these categories of organizations. First, manufacturing organizations produce a physical or tangible product that can be stored in inventory before it is needed by the customer. Service organizations, on the other hand, produce intangible products that cannot be produced ahead of time. Second, in manufacturing organizations customers typically have no direct contact with the process of production. Customer contact occurs through distributors or retailers.
    2015-04-25 19:04:33

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    Tamunoibuemi Dokubo Nigeria Service and manufacturing operations have differences, but also similarities. both create mission statements and a vision for how the organization will be run and perceived by customers. Apart from that difference, both share similar operations problems that are threefold: a. suitable and sufficient materials to be used ; b. suitable scheduling tasks and c. quality of the end products and their productivity levels
    2015-04-25 10:04:54

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    CHRISTOPHER MCCLANAHAN United States of America Manufacturing operations produce tangible goods, which are physical products that can be held and seen. Manufacturing can be broken down into two branches: process and discrete manufacturing. While process manufacturers produce goods that typically use a formula and ingredients, such as soda pop or pharmaceutical drugs, discrete manufacturers produce goods from parts, such as electronics, appliances and automobiles. On the other hand, service operations provide certain intangible services that may not be easily identifiable. Service operations can be classified into many industries, such as banking, hospitality, advertising and consultancy.
    2015-04-18 09:04:51

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    Leeland King United States of America Manufacturing and services differ in that the manufacturing of goods can be inventoried, held or physically present, and a service based industry requires an end user to interact to verify quality or completion of the service.
    2015-04-13 20:04:59

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    Maxine Stewart United States of America Quality of end product and productivity levels are critical to both Manufacturing and service orgaisation
    2015-04-13 20:04:45

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    Martial Kounou Senegal While manufacturing organizations produce physical and tangible goods that can be stored as inventories, service organizations involve the customer in the production process of the service being purchased. Apart from that difference, both share similar operations problems that are threefold: a. suitable and sufficient materials to be used ; b. suitable scheduling tasks and c. quality of the end products and their productivity levels
    2015-04-12 18:04:31

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    Nkereuwem Edet Nigeria why is decision important to the conversion of input into output (finished product)
    2015-04-11 21:04:40

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    Nkereuwem Edet Nigeria manufacturing is making decisions that concerns the productions of tangible product (shoe,bag,cloths) which is therefore taken to the final consumers while services is the producing of intangible product to the customers (call making,internet service)
    2015-04-11 21:04:53

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    Nkereuwem Edet Nigeria why is decision important to the conversion of input into output (finished product)
    2015-04-11 21:04:46

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    Nkereuwem Edet Nigeria manufacturing is making decisions that concerns the productions of tangible product (shoe,bag,cloths) which is therefore taken to the final consumers while services is the producing of intangible product to the customers (call making,internet service)
    2015-04-11 21:04:12

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    Mukhtar Ahmed Somalia Why operations management is a critical ?
    2015-04-10 21:04:32

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    Mukhtar Ahmed Somalia what factors determine the critical decisions made during conversion inputs into outputs ?
    2015-04-10 21:04:14

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    Shahzad Hussain India knowledgable material.
    2015-04-10 11:04:02

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    Sarah Cook United Kingdom Not all business modules fall definitively within the two mentioned groups - manufacturing and services. There are similarities and differences between the two definitions. The main difference is the tangibility of the product in manufacturing and the main similarity is the need for suitable and sufficient resources
    2015-04-07 14:04:20

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    Ryno Fletcher South Africa Service and manufacturing operations have differences, but also similarities. both create mission statements and a vision for how the organization will be run and perceived by customers.
    2015-04-05 21:04:07

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    Plamena Shamburova Ireland manufacturing organisations - the and products can be stored or held as inventory service organisation - the customer is directly involved in the production process operations management - is a crucial function of both manufactoring
    2015-04-03 12:04:26

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