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    Trends Affecting Operations Management

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    What are some recent trends that impact the field of operations management? Pay attention to trends in outsourcing and the all-consuming focus on productivity improvement.

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    There are a few different trends taking place in operations management. Two of the issues are already stated, which include outsourcing and productivity improvement. In regards to outsourcing, this is a trend that continues to gain momentum. Within the last several years, larger companies have discovered that outsourcing produces a significant cost savings. These same companies were able to set up operations through outsourcing, and then have the additional money (in the form of savings or reduced expenses), ...

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    This solution discusses the recent trends that have impacted the field of operations management. A comprehensive discussion is provided.