BS Business Administration: Operations Management

A general manager of administration is responsible for overseeing all administrative functions in your business. A major part involves leading and directing employees. They delegate administrative tasks, such as accounting, paperwork and payroll, while giving you the freedom to deal with other issues.

Industrial production managers coordinate manufacturing elements, such as equipment layout, production methods, workflows and staffing, to maximize the efficiency of production-oriented businesses. They manage these operational elements and make adjustments to them to meet production, quality, safety and budget requirements. These managers modify production operations by introducing efficiency models, such as lean manufacturing methods and Six Sigma. Their time may be split between working on the production floor and in an office. They often coordinate with other managers, including budget managers, sales managers and supply-chain managers.

Management consultants advise businesses on how to maximize their efficiency. They accomplish this by understanding their clients’ goals and identifying impediments to achieving those goals. Management consultants begin this process by immersing themselves in the clients’ businesses and becoming familiar with their current practices. They then make recommendations to clients based on their analyses. Consultants might, for example, recommend that companies implement improved production methods or make strategic changes, such as selling off an unnecessary or under-performing business division.

Operations managers coordinate the activities of business organizations. Specifically, they direct the production, pricing, sales and distribution of product or services and are responsible for overall operations improvement. Day-to-day duties may include setting hiring and training standards, establishing production and budget objectives, forecasting customer demand and meeting with managers from other departments

The basic duties of an Operations Specialist is to manage the flow of a workplace and optimize day-to-day activities. The role involves tasks like analyzing business operations and identifying customer needs in order to bring the two closer together.

Operational researchers provide the quantitative and qualitative information that improves strategies, decision-making and processes. Operational research is used in government, commerce and industry.

Responsible to assist the Manager: Operational Risk with the implementation of the Operational Risk Management Framework, with a specific focus on risk analysis