At the office, work piles up. Eddie Davilla explains how the basics of scheduling can help you better manage time and resources.
- In the chaotic, fast-paced world of business, … scheduling is vital. … Without good scheduling, your company is likely … wasting employee time, poorly utilizing equipment, … allowing certain materials to go to waste, … and, potentially, missing opportunities … to satisfy more customers. … These are all things that would drive any executive crazy. … As a result, companies make scheduling … at every level a priority. … Companies will create capacity plans for the next few years. … This would include getting new facilities … or adding additional equipment. … Manufacturing companies might create aggregate plans … that will cover the next few months. … They'll try and figure out how to fill large orders … and, in the process, fully utilize their facilities … and their employees. … Some companies will create production plans … for only the next few weeks. … And then there is the short-term scheduling … that takes place every week, and in some cases, every day. … When trying to schedule the order in which a number of jobs …
- Understanding operations management
- Making key inventory decisions
- Balancing holding costs and ordering costs
- Choosing a production strategy and facility layout
- Managing waiting-line systems
- Defining quality and improving quality
- Managing business processes
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Operations
2. Managing Inventory Basics
3. Making Products and Services
4. Managing Waiting Lines Basics
5. Quality Control Basics
6. Operations at the Office
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