Process Types and Strategies
Choice of process types is a strategic decision in Operations Management. Answer the following and include references to this week’s course materials, specifically “Operations Management Reading: Designing, Managing, and Improving Operations,” to support your response.
Identify 2 different processes used in your industry and classify them into process types such as job shop, batch processing, assembly line, etc. Explain the rationale for your process type classifications.
Which companies or similar organizations in your industry would you consider to be recognized leaders in any of these process types? How does that compare to your organization?
What should management focus on in managing those process types?