Operations Management


DEFINITION of 'Operations Management'

Operations management refers to the administration of business practices to create the highest level of efficiency possible within an organization. Operations management is concerned with converting materials and labor into goods and services as efficiently as possible to maximize the profit of an organization.


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BREAKING DOWN 'Operations Management'

Operations management teams design the method of conversion of inputs (materials, labor, proprietary information, etc.) into outputs (goods, services, value-added products, etc.) that is most beneficial to the organization. Operations management teams attempt to balance costs with revenue to achieve the highest net operating profit possible.

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