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Operations deals with how the company is performing. Operations may be refined into different manufacturing processes such as design, material acquisition, assembly, testing and so on.

A VP of operations has asked you to make recommendations at the weekly status meeting on how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of each manufacturing sub processes individually and as a whole.

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776 words give two techniques for improving effectiveness for sub processes and the whole.

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I will suggest two techniques to improve the operational efficiency:

Lean Management
According to lean.org: Lean system is "a business system for organizing and managing product development, operations, suppliers, and customer relations. Business and other organizations use lean principles, practices, and tools to create precise customer value?goods and services with higher quality and fewer defects?with less human effort, less space, less capital, and less time than the traditional system of mass production."

Thus this emphasize making a task simpler and easier to perform, re-engineering processes to accommodate the physical demands on team members, increasing the speed and efficiency of the work process, maintaining a safe work environment, and constantly improving the product quality with the partnership with the supplier.

Let us take the case of Toyota. In order to produce world-class, quality automobiles at competitive price levels, Toyota has developed an integrated approach to production, which manages equipment, materials, and people in the most efficient manner while ensuring a healthy and safe work environment. The system is based on the lean production system.
Thus Toyota is a pioneer in the Lean management. It has adapted the techniques like JIT (Just in time), latest communication technology to interact with the ...

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