Operations Management - Using Technology to Improve Effectiveness of Operations Management

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Types of Technology

  • Robotics (CAM)
    • Machines used to undertake a range of tasks e.g. moving, lifting, cutting
    • Car plants
    • High levels of Accuracy
    • Speed at which it can repeat tasks
    • Leads to less wastage, higher efficiency
    • Very expensive to install
  • Automation (CAM)
    • Occurs when tasks are undertaken automatically by machines
    • Tesco - When stock levels reach certain point computer automatically orders to suppliers without any human interaction


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