Unilever operations management

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Management andOperations
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3SECTION 1......................................................................................................................................3Brief introduction to the organisation and management structure..............................................3Defining the role of managers and leaders and differentiate between management andleadership....................................................................................................................................4Explaining the different roles of management and leadership in application to different..........5Applying the chaos theory and management by objectives to the organisation along withsituational, systems or contingency theories...............................................................................6Conclusion how managers and leaders impact on the organisation and recommendation forfuture improvements...................................................................................................................8SECTION 2......................................................................................................................................9Key operation of the organisation...............................................................................................9Key operational functions, identifying the roles and responsibilities of managers in the keyoperational functions.................................................................................................................10Explaining the key operational approaches to operations management and their values.........11Assessing the impact of external business environment factors that affect decision making byleaders and managers................................................................................................................11Explains the appropriate management and leadership approaches in order to meet companyobjectives..................................................................................................................................12Conclusion & recommendations for future improvement to be taken by company.................13CONCLUSION.............................................................................................................................13REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................14Books & Journals.....................................................................................................................14
INTRODUCTIONManagement and operations are an area of management which aim at controlling andesigning of process of business. Overall development within the organization helps to improvemore productive areas on which company could work to gain more profit and productiveoutcomes. Present study has been based on operation management of Unilever. It is amultinational or transnational consumer company which is situated in London, UK, Rotterdam,Netherlands. Furthermore, report presents the deep understanding of key operational functionsalso determining the roles of leader and managers. Likewise, study will also discuss about theapproaches to operation management as well. Study will also supporting some essential andeffective theories of management in order to conduct study into more effective manner.SECTION 1Brief introduction to the organisation and management structureManagement Structure of UnileverManagement structure refers to the organizational structure which determine the roles,power and responsibilities are assigned, controlled and coordinated how much it is effective forthe overall development goals.Unilever is following the corporate structure which is responsible for ensuring adequatesupport for product innovation. The management system in Unilever is developed by focusing oninterconnection between various organizational components, such offices and teams (UnileverOrganizational Structure for product innovation,2018). Unilever is a British-Dutch transnationalconsumer goods company co-headquartered in United Kingdom and Netherlands. The productportfolio of organisation comprises food and beverages, cleaning agents, beauty products, andpersonal care products.Currently company structure fulfils the requirement of corporate needs interms of managing product across the different operation areas. The present company structureadheres the responsibility of other diversified global operations.Unilever management structure includes some following hierarchy such as Producttype divisions, Corporate executive teams, Geographic divisions.Product type divisions:This is the product divisions that helps company to manage theUnilever development, manufacturing and distribution sales (Bell, Bryman and Harley, 2018). Inother words, Corporate managers full fill the needs of its potential consumers by supportingmarket research. This diverse strategy works for Unilever for their distinct portfolio of products.
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