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BEING AVIATION MAINTENANCE PROFESSIONAL, MAKING MIND TO GO FOR MBA .BUT THERE ARE 2 MOST PAPULAR CATEGORIES TO CHOOS ONE OF THESE. I NEED UR VALUABLE ADVICE I SHOULD GO FOR WHICH ONW OUT OF 2. 1-MBA IN AVIATION BUSINESS MANAGMENT
2- MBA IN LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN.
LOOKING AFETR KIND WORDS FROM UR END.
RGDS,
NOMAUN

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MBA IN  OPERATIONS  MANAGEMENT
INCLUDES  LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN.
THE  OPERATION  MANAGEMENT   IS  A
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY    FUNCTION.

THIS  IS  FOR   A   OPERATION/ PRODUCTION   SET  UP.

OPERATIONS  MANAGEMENT [ PRODUCTION ],  as  a  function ,normally  includes the
following
-PRODUCT DESIGN
-PROCESS SELECTION
-PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
-PRODUCTION
-PRODUCTION  PLANNING
-TECHNOLOGY  MANAGEMENT
-TOTAL  QUALITY MANAGEMENT
-MANUFACTURING  PROCESS
-CONTINOUS IMPROVEMENTS
-JUST  IN TIME  INVENTORY  MANAGEMENT
-STRATEGIC  CAPACITY  PLANNING
-FACILITY  LAYOUT
-PROJECT  PLANNING AND  CONTROL
-AGGREGATE  PLANNING
-MATERIAL  REQUIREMENT  PLANNING [ MRP]
-MATERIAL  MANAGEMENT
-PROCUREMENT
-BUSINESS PROCESS  ENGINEERING
ETC ETC ETC
===============================================
THE  INTEGRATED  FUNCTION BRINGS  IN  A  NUMBER  OF   ADVANTAGES  TO   THE
ORGANIZATION.



*Manage  and  Control the  logistics function to  ensure supplies  of
raw materials, finished goods, parts  and  accessories  are
available  within   required  time  frames and  budgets.

*With  the  Planning  & Production  Manager, develop, direct  the
implementation  of   production  business strategies and  activities
to  enable the  production  to  achieve output and quality objectives.

*With  the  R&D  Engineering  Manager, develop, direct  the
the research & development/ engineering   activities  to  ensure
products  and  techniques  achieve business needs within  the
standards set by  the  market  and  the  regulatory  standards  bodies.

*With  the  Demand Planning Manager, develop, direct   and control
the  supply  activities  to maximise  the  quality  and reliability
of   raw materials, parts, accessories  and  finished  goods.

*With  the  Warehouse and Distribution Manager, develop, direct
and  control  the  warehouse  and  distribution  activities  to
ensure  the  efficient  and  economical  utilisation  of  facilities
for  storing and  distributing  the  finished  goods.

*Wtih  the  Manufacturing  Services Manager, develop, direct  the
implementation  of  manufacturing  sustainability  strategies/
actions  plans  and  continuous  improvement  programs.

*Wtih  the  Factory  Services  Manager, develop, direct  the
service  operations   and  the  factory  warehousing  management
====================================
THE  BELOW  LISTED  ELEMENTS   IN THE  OPERATION  SHOW
CLEARLY  HOW  THE  ''CUSTOMER  SERVICE'' /   ''PACKAGING'' /
''PRODUCTION  SCHEDULING''  ARE  INTERLINKED   FUNCTIONALLY
IN THE  PROCESS  OF  OPERATION.

THE  EFFECTIVENESS  OF  EACH  OF  THESE  ELEMENTS  ARE
IMPROVED  THROUGH   ''ACTION  PLANNING''.  

1.DEMAND  PLANNING
-demand  planning  for core products
-demand planning for parts/accessories
-demand planning  for  critical items
-developing  product life cycle trends
-product life cycle  forecast  for  new products
etc
ACTION  PLANNING
-remove stock shortages
-improve inventory  levels.
etc
==================================
2.PROCUREMANT
-quicker  stock  replenishment
-continual  stock replenishment
-reduction  in  lead  time
etc
ACTION  PLANNING
-improving  stock  availability
-reducing  cost
-reduction  working  capital
etc
=======================================
3.SUPPLY
-better  supply  coordination
-more  effective  communication  with  supplier
-faster  / timely  communication
etc

ACTION  PLANNING
-developing  supplier  profile
-developing  suppliers  networking
etc
===================================  
4.RAW--INVENTORY
-quicker  replenishment
-customer focused  inventory  building
-logistical  lead time  reduction
-demand  based inventory
etc

ACTION  PLANNING
-better  material  availability
-good/ usable inventory  levels
etc
=======================================
5.MANUFACTURING/ PACKAGING INCLUDES
-PRODUCTION  PLANNING
-PRODUCTION  SCHEDULING
-PRODUCTION

-elimination  of  wastages  in production
-improving  throughput  effiiciency
-process  efficiency
etc
ACTION  PLANNING
-reducing  back orders
-improving  targeted  delivery  date
etc
=================================
6.FINISHED  --INVENTORY
-reduction  in  logical  leadtime
-full  stock  availability
etc

ACTION  PLANNING
-full  total  inventory
-full  stock /  range  availability
etc
=================================
7.ORDER  SERVICE
-short--response  time  to  query
-shortening  order  cycle  time
etc

ACTION  PLANNING
-making targeted  delivery date
-providing  order status
etc
==================================
8.DISTRIBUTION
-order  fill  rate
-ontime delivery
-backorder  by  age
-service/ parts  availability
-targeted  delivery  date
-order  completeness
-delivery  reliability
etc

ACTION  PLANNING
-improve  order fill  rate
-improve on-time delivery
-reduce  shipment delays
etc
=============================
9.CUSTOMER SERVICE
-order  status
-delivery  reliabilitty
-documentation  integrity
etc

ACTION  PLANNING
-timely  order  status
-timely  delivery  status.
etc
=============================================
THE  EFFECTIVE  OPERATION   AIMS  TO  MAXIMIZE  THE  COMPANY  RESULTS
BY
-IMPROVING  CUSTOMER  SERVICE
-ADDS  VALUE  TO  CUSTOMER  SERVICE
-TAILORING   SERVICE  TO  CUSTOMER  REQUIREMENTS
-LEVERAGING  OPPORTUNITIES   T O  BETTER  RESULTS.
=======================================================
THE   OPERATION     MANAGEMENT  IMPROVES  THE  EFFECIVENESS  
BY
-IMPROVING   MATERIAL  FLOWS
-REDUCE  RAW MATERIAL  INVENTORY  LEVELS
-REDUCING  PURCHASING  COST
-REDUCE  FREIGHT  COST
-REDUCE  OBSOLETE  STOCK  LEVELS
-IMPROVING  WAREHOUSING  OPERATIONS  EFFICIENCY
-OPTIMISE  STOCK  LEVELS
-REDUCE  LEAD  TIME
-REDUCE  TOTAL  INVENTORY  LEVELS
-REDUCE  FINISHED  STOCKS
-IMPROVE DEMAND  FORECASTING
-IMPROVE  MATERIAL  RESOURCE  PLANNING
=====================================================

THE  BELOW LISTED  ELEMENTS SHOWS  HOW  THE  ELEMENTS
ARE CHAINED  /  LINKED  IN THE  OPERATION.
Operational
1   Daily production and distribution planning, including all nodes in the supply chain.
2   Production scheduling for each manufacturing facility in the supply chain (minute by minute).
3   Demand planning and forecasting, coordinating the demand forecast of all customers and sharing the forecast with all suppliers.
4   Sourcing planning, including current inventory and forecast demand, in collaboration with all suppliers.
5   Inbound operations, including transportation from suppliers and receiving inventory.
6   Production operations, including the consumption of materials and flow of finished goods.
7   Outbound operations, including all fulfillment activities and transportation to customers.
8   Order promising, accounting for all constraints in the supply chain, including all suppliers, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and other customers.
9   Performance tracking of all activities
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ALL  THESE  INTERLINKED  INTEGRATION
BRINGS
-continuous  improvements
-improved  effectiveness
-improved  efficiency
-improved  productivity
-better  sales results
-better  profit
-better  return  on investment.
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