What is Manufacturing Operations Management and the benefits?

Posted by Jonathan Davies on 13 Jun


Manufacturing operations management refers to the tools and methods to optimise production. This includes managing business resources such as people, technology, equipment, and other resources that improve the efficiency and productivity of the manufacturer. 

Manufacturing operations management ensures that the physical equipment and the user interface of a business work harmoniously for the benefit of the company. A manufacturing system provides a platform where human and automated activities are blended in real-time.

Notable benefits include: 

Giving your company a competitive advantage

Managing your business operations gives you the ability to deal with important internal and external factors. Some of the key internal factors include intellectual capital, operating policies, and average attrition rates. The external to improve competitiveness

Increasing your profitability 

When the operations are running smoothly, managers will have more time to generate new ideas and apply them to increase company sales. When you have an experienced manager, the monitoring of your revenue and expenses becomes easier. In the long run, your overall income increases. When your business profitability is well managed, it becomes easier to understand your revenue.

Increased product quality

Operations management gives you the opportunity to increase the efficiency of the way you manufacture goods. You are also able to improve the way your raw materials are stored. The advantage of this is that you can minimise damage and, hence, minimise losses.

Manufacturing operations management includes making use of useful tools such as warehouse management software, production software, defect-trackers, and process re-engineering programs. All these tools assist in increasing the efficiency of your facility.

Ensures you comply with government regulations

By managing your business operations, each head of the department in your company takes the responsibility to ensure that all tasks performed under him are done in a lawful manner. This protects your company from potential government fines and severe regulatory decisions. 

Increased customer satisfaction

Meet customer expectations by deploying a quality management program to help maintain high standards while ensuring efficiency. When customer expectations are met, satisfaction level can increase, which can also lead to better retention and increased referrals. 

Helps in waste reduction 

Another benefit of employing manufacturing operations management is the application of manufacturing systems that aid in reducing waste production. Often these systems will have an inventory management function to help control inventory and consequently reduces the potential of production issues due to the lack of stock. Investing in these types of management system helps reduce inventory space and improve accuracy.

Increased teamwork 

Manufacturing operations management requires different departments to work together to produce quality products. This helps improve business productivity and meet the expectations of your customers.

Ensure that you employ innovative technology to help your company achieve its set goals and objectives. You also need to ensure that your system is working by carrying out regular statistical control methods.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Business Management Software, Production Management, Business Efficiency, supply chain, Productivity, Warehouse Management Systems

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