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    Operations Management: What are process flow structures?

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    What are process flow structures? What structure does your organization rely on the most? How effective has the structure been in achieving organizational goals?

    What is the difference between product layout and process layout? Which product and process layout represents your organization's current layout? Is the product and process layout appropriate? What challenges have been faced as a result of the current layout?

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    The flow structure of the process utilized to create or deliver a service or product have an impact on the facility layout, technology, resources and work methods. The process architecture will have a huge impact on an organization's competitive advantage. The two main classifications of flow structure are job shop and flow shop. A flow shop process utilizes specialized resources and the work will follow a fixed path. A job shop process utilizes general resources and the ...

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    The process flow structures for operations management are examined.

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