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Logistics and Operations Management PDF

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Logistics and Operations Management PDF

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LOGISTICS AND OPERATIONSMANAGEMENT1
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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION ...............................................................................................................................3TASK ...................................................................................................................................................31.1 Evaluating the company planning and control activities, taking into context the below:.........32. Analysis and providing the business planning and control activities stages with the use of a diagram detailing the below ............................................................................................................53 Discuss how the organisations planning and control activities align with the organisation’s Performance Objectives and provide recommendations.................................................................6CONCLUSION....................................................................................................................................7References............................................................................................................................................82
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INTRODUCTION Logistics and operations management refers to the administration of the flow of thingsbetween the point of origin and the point of consumption so as to accomplish the different needs ofcustomers and company. It further refers to the entire supply chain from the acquisition of rawmaterial, through manufacturing to the location of consumption. It is important aspect that help inplanning, employing and controlling the efficient and effective flow of goods and services(Logistics and operations management 2014). In this report, various aspects of logistics and operations management will be studied in thecontext of Apple Incorporation. It is a international technology firm based in California, US since1976. It is a lavish brand best-known for scheming, fabricating and selling computer software andhardware , user electronics, mobile handsets and internet services etc. The critical evaluation ofmethods of planning and organizing efficient operations and networking will be provided.Thereafter, analysis of the issues of controlling component functions will be provided. Thereafter,discussion about the way company must plan and control functions aligned with the its performanceobjectives.TASK 1.1 Evaluating the company planning and control activities, taking into context the below:The planning and control are the important aspects that determine the success of a company.It can also be defined as cooperation between what the market needs and what the companyresources can present. With the help of proper planning and control, Apple Inc. can assureavailability of proper system, procedure and decisions which provide various aspects of supply anddemand in collaboration (Christopher, 2012). There are various benefits of planning and control tothe cited company . First of all it assure that there is proper use of production capacity by effectivescheduling of the techniques and processes that trim down the idle time and over use (Planning andControl. 2014). The planning also support in maintaining proper stock level so as to avoid over andunder stocking. On the other hand the effective control help in avoiding wastage of resources. Also,it facilitate in maintaining benchmarks of quality and consistency through the manufacturing lifecycle. There is significant different between planning and control. The former is a systematizationof what is predicted to happen at whatsoever duration in the future while it does not assure thatevent will really happen. On the other hand control is the procedure of coping with alteration. Long term Planning and Control: It is kind of planning that is usually done for projects ofdurations 5 years and above. In this respect the operations executive make plan regarding3
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