Operational efficiency

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What is operational efficiency?
Maximising the output achieved from given inputs including machinery, materials and people
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How can you improve efficiency?
Increasing capactiy utilisation, Increasing labour productivity, Lean production techniques, Choosing the optimal resource mix, Using technology
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What are two types of lean production?
Just in time (JIT) and Kaizen
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What is Just in time?
A technique used to minimise stock holdings at each stage of the production process, helping ot minimise costs
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What is Kaizen?
A technique that concentrates on small but frequent improvements in every aspect of production
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What four factors are combined in operations management?
Land, Labour, Capital and Enterprise
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What ways can technology improve operational efficiency?
Robotics, Automation, Communication, Design technology
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What is Robotics?
The programming of robots to carry out tasks traditionally carried out by a human workforce
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What is automation?
The use of machines to control a process such as stock control, production line and warehousing and distribution
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What is CAD?
Computer aided design, 3D simulations allow for greater manipulation before investing in prototypes
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