Introduction and Purposes
Production management is charged with managing the manufacturing system of company. A function that is responsible with converting inputs to outputs, which means products and services. In fact in production system inputs consists of raw materials, staff, machinery, work area, technology, and money and outputs are product and services. Your sample activities as production manager includes making decision in the following issues: procedure of designing a product, planning about the shortage of raw materials and allocating them to production line, production capacity and staff number limitation, constructing and launching production lines, planning on available production amount, planning about production type, planning about increasing production, planning on program details and purchasing raw materials for next production, planning about acceptable standards for production quality control, planning about preservation and maintenance of important machinery parts of production line devices
- Product anticipation and operation: as a production manager you must anticipate product demands and required resources and services for manufacturing them. Anticipation is essential in production management as your long-term survival, growth and profitability alongside with performance and effectiveness are depend on your accurate anticipation. Long-term anticipations usually surround a year or more span. Production management forecast sales amount for any production in every time period, and the amount of products that buyers intend to purchase in the future through using anticipation qualitative methods, and the estimate the amount of required resources for manufacturing based on these anticipations which mostly carried out through reviewing comments, postal questionnaires, phone and field interviews, and etc.. Considering that anticipation is a part of your long-term business plan, you must use appropriate organized efforts for carrying out this job.
- Designing and planning production process: another one of production management responsibilities is supervising on designing and planning of production process.