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ALISON: Diploma in Operations Management

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  • fayaz surve India Production and marketing
    2015-02-27 02:02:52

  • Michelle Dill United States of America difference between manufacturing and service organizations
    2015-02-27 01:02:45

  • Michelle Dill United States of America The differences between the two
    2015-02-26 19:02:20

  • Yolande Honore Antigua and Barbuda Even though a manufacturing organization and services organization both has operation management a crucial function they both produce different goods and services. In a manufacturing organization one can see and handle the physical product whereas in the service organization there is a non-physical inventory that cannot be kept and only involve customers.
    2015-02-25 16:02:08

  • Novarino Herdyan Minanta Indonesia The key difference between service firms and manufacturers is the tangibility of their output. The output of a service firm, such as consultancy, training or maintenance, for example, is intangible. Manufacturers produce physical goods that customers can see and touch.
    2015-02-24 16:02:36

  • Shamaria Edington United States of America Operations Management is a crucial function of both manufacturing and service organizations. Manufacturing is one that produces a tangible physical product or good. Service organization produces a non-physical output and provides a non-physical output. Involves the customer in the actual production process. The difference in the two is that manufacturing organization can store the end product as inventory where service can not.
    2015-02-24 00:02:49

  • Gaurav kumar India manufacturing organisation produces physical output while service organisation produces non physical output.
    2015-02-23 11:02:33

  • Michael kargbo Other The key difference between service firms and manufacturers is the tangibility of their output. The output of a service firm, such as consultancy, training or maintenance, for example, is intangible. Manufacturers produce physical goods that customers can see and touch.
    2015-02-22 22:02:26

  • Charles Viagem Mozambique The manufacturing organisations is the organisation produce physical, tangible product and Service organization produce non-physical produt
    2015-02-21 13:02:12

  • Jacqueline Makgata South Africa The difference between the Manufcturing and service organisations is the tangible outputs they provide to their customers. . Like the manufacturing organisation, provides physical goods things that are visible. But, Service organisation provide help or needs to the organisation.
    2015-02-19 10:02:10

  • Christine B. Mbabazi Rwanda Manufacturing and services . Manufacturers produce a product while services provide a service.
    2015-02-18 13:02:55

  • Bernard molebalwa Molebalwa Botswana There might be some similarities between manufacturing and services, but they atre not the same
    2015-02-18 13:02:58

  • Sean Condon Australia Manufacturering and services. Manufacturers produce a product while services provide a service. Example is a Mechanic
    2015-02-17 22:02:41

  • Adekunle Daniel Babatunde Nigeria Manufacturing organisation are divided into 2 types 1,Physical product produce taking into consideration customer demands 2,Service and promotion aim at a particular client to fit a particular demand in,their organisation .
    2015-02-15 14:02:22

  • Maged Mohammed Egypt There are to types of organisation: Manufacturing organisations: produce physical products that can be stored or held in inventory Service organisations: produce non-physical products that involves the customer in the process of production. However both types are similar in: (both need sufficient materials - schedule their tasks - keep quality and productivity in check)
    2015-02-13 19:02:48

  • Bisola Smith Nigeria I see that the processes involved in Manufacturing and Service Firms are the same in relation to the 3 basic components of Operations Management,. However, i want to add that the difference between them is very thin. Why do i say this? The customer or client in the manufacturing organisation also determines exactly the outcome of the product being manufactured. We can use a specific product here (such as concrete mattresses. Which are easily identifiable, tangible and physical product) to show that as the customer of a service organisation is involved in the production process so is the customer of a manufacturing organisation. My thoughts are that the key concern and focus should be on the similarities.
    2015-02-08 14:02:26

  • Bella Beaudreux United States of America The difference between service and manufacturing organizations: the tangibility of their output; production on demand or for inventory; customer-specific production; labor-intensive or automated operations; and the need for a physical production location. Service and manufacturing organizations share many characteristics. Many manufacturers offer their own service operations and both require skilled people to create a profitable business.
    2015-02-06 23:02:53

  • Theophilus Blankson Ghana Manfacturing is the processing of goods or raw materials,capital,technology and labour to create a tangible product .where as services also uses the same inputs but with the services it is felt not seen
    2015-02-06 17:02:49

  • Mduduzi Ncube South Africa The operations management methodologies and principles are applicable in both organisations even though they use different inputs, processes and produce different outputs.
    2015-02-06 14:02:13

  • Claire Kristensen United Kingdom Both service and product outputs must both utelise similar imputs including technology, employees and maximising resouces however a manufacturing output creates a tanagable product whereas service based outputs include the customer as part of the process and does not create a tanagable product that can be stored as inventory.
    2015-02-05 21:02:00

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