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Historical Development of Operations Management

Conduct research to provide an overview of the historical development of operations management (OM).

Analyze how the historical developments of OM have influenced OM thoughts today.

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Conduct research to provide an overview of the historical development of operations management (OM).

The historical development of operations management can be traced to the textile industry in England where human beings were replaced with machines, water and mule power gained prominence and water and nature of production was changed from cottage to factory. Some historical developments in operations management are the use of steam engine in 1785 by James Watt, the first cotton gin in 1794, mass production of muskets in 1799, and the development of principles of management in 1911. Some important developments in operations management are ...

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The write up gives a learned discussion on the historical development of operations management and how these developments influenced operations management thinking today. The answer is provided in about 359 words with 2 references.

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