Read Evolution of operations planning and control: from production to supply chains (Reading 3.1) to learn how planning and control has evolved in the last 50 years and the historical key trends that require implementation of operational planning and processes beyond the shop floor. In terms of operations planning and scheduling—and profitability—there is no question as to the the transformation of the affect it has at every level of the organization. As you read this article, assess the transformation of these control systems and how they meet our current day business practices and the competitiveness we see at every level.
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Evolution of operations planning and control: from production to supply chains from Olhager, J., (2013), International Journal of Production Research, 51(23/24),pp. 6836-6843
On the Discussion Forum, post a 300-word response to the following question(s)/prompt(s), include at least one APA-formatted citation/reference to a source from this lesson.
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What type of system procedural processes are used in evaluating the quality of a business operations? Explore the role of operations planning in conjunction in context of “quality” in the manufacturing industry as outline in the article. When considering the evolution of operations planning and control industry, and the shift it has made in the last 50 years, what do you think the most significant factors affecting these changes in respect to operations planning control?
Evolution of operations planning and control from production to supply chains from Olhager, J., (2013), International Journal of Production Research, 51(2324),pp. 6836-6843