03, Tours of operations


3.1, One Size does not fit all
    One production process does not fit all products and companies. Each company has its own unique production processes in order to match its own set of products, desired output rates, and production locations though some similarities exist.
    When the process or operation is implemented, the followings are needed to be considered,
    1. What role do product quality, technology, and forecasting play?
    2. What are the most possible operational issues, such as job desigh, inventory management, or schedling, that one company must resolve?
    3. How does product mix and market size affect the structure and scale of process?
    4. What are the differences between different process?