Operations management: Olympics TV and a fish and chip supper

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Owens, JD
  • Publisher: Salford Business School

As in many homes all over the UK, Friday evening meal in our house is a Fish and Chip supper. As my wife was going to collect our meal, I thought I would catch up on some of the Olympics on TV, until our youngest asked me to explain what exactly was Operations Management...again! My wife's parting words was "explain it in a memorable and interesting way before I get back with our supper", our youngest nodded with agreement, so I put my Olympic catch up TV moment on hold.
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    2. As the Chartered institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT-UK) define Logistics as, 'the time related positioning of resources.' perhaps more simple put, getting, making and delivering products and/or services in the right amount to the right place.

    3. Transportation is about the actual and physical movement of goods by road, sea and air. Clarity on what transport is responsible for and what logistics is responsible for is essential. Once this is clear, we can get on with the job.

    4. Operations Management is really concerned with the design and operation of systems for manufacture, transport, supply or service.

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