Ultimate objective, Operation Management

Ultimate Objective

1. Manufacturing costs: The unit cost of the product should  be estimated carefully and every effort should be made to stick to the cost standards. For  this purpose the efforts must be made to separate the costs into two direct costs and variable costs. Efforts should be made for the followings.

  • Reduction in the  variable costs,
  • Reduction in the fixed costs.
  • Raise in the volume of production and hence the fixed costs may be spread over more production resulting in the reduction in the per unit absorption.
  • The allocation of the fixed overheads should be made on scientific basis.

 

2. Product Quality: Generally the product quality standards are often established by  the product specifications or by the  consumers.The manufacturing organization should try  to translate such  quality prescriptions  into some  measurable objectives. It must be noted that the product feature comes in conflict with the manufacturing cost objective and the manufacturing time schedule. The safeguarding of the quality must not result in increase in manufacturing costs or delay in the production. A proper balance should be maintained among quality and costs as well as quality and time schedule.

3. Manufacturing  Schedule: There are many forces which  compel  side tracking  in the  manufacturing activity. The time plan  must not be set for the  shipment alone it should be broken up into all the sub systems like operating cycle time inventory turnover rate, machine utilization rate direct and indirect man hours per unit, capacity utilization machine and labour idle time set up repair and maintenance time etc. Time schedule objective directly affects the cost quality and the goodwill of the business in terms of regularity of shipment.

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