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Operations Versus Supply Chain Management

Got the slides part almost done, just need some help with the rest; your boss has come to you and told you that the board members of your company have always been curious as to what exactly an operations manager is, and they don't understand how it is a different job from a supply chain manager.

You have been asked to develop a short presentation on comparing and contrasting operations management to supply chain management.

Compare how operations management is similar to supply chain management Consider: forecasting, scheduling, managing inventories, locating (location of) facilities

Describe how operations management and supply chain management are different Consider: production, distribution, quality assurance

Include other similarities and differences that you feel are important

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You have been asked to develop a short presentation on comparing and contrasting operations management to supply chain management.
Compare how operations management is similar to supply chain management Consider: forecasting, scheduling, managing inventories, locating (location of) facilities.

Here are the similarities between supply chain management and operations management. They both deal with the supply chain in order to make a finished product for the customer to purchase. Operations management seeks to use resources in order to make sure that consumers' needs are met. The location is important because it helps with the raw materials to make the new product. With the forecasting models, they both seek to reach a target population, and for them to determine the price within that given location in the world. For example, if the end product is that of a toilet plunger, then ...

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This solution discussed the similarities and differences between operations and supply chain management.

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