Essays on Operational Management of the Hudson Alpine Furniture Firm Case Study

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The paper "Operational Management of the Hudson Alpine Furniture Firm" is a great example of a case study on management. Operations management deals with the designing and redesigning of business operations in terms of production of inventories. It ensures that the business operations are efficient due to the use of few materials and effective because they meet customers’ requirements. It deals with the way the business converts inputs into output. Operating in a highly competitive environment, Hudson’ s Alpine Furniture business firm needs standard procedures to operate the firm successfully. Indeed, any operational issues affecting the business should be addressed with a sense of urgency so as to avoid customers' dissatisfaction, employees' low morale, and the business incurring losses. Hudson should play an extraordinarily significant role in ensuring that any inefficiency is effectively solved to enhance business performance as well as overall productivity.

He should be able to provide the necessary tools needed and cater for expenses incurred. Everybody in the business should work as a team in attaining their objectives and also addressing the operational issues. This problem should not be viewed as a problem that only affects the employees or the owner of the business, but it should be seen as everyone’ s problem.

Although many businesses need to produce and deliver their products to their stakeholders and clients, this may not be the case always depending on the plan of the organization. The performance of the business may be influenced by a variety of operational issues and problems. Operational Problems fall under five categories: these are delay issues, control, and management issues, wastage issues, work cultural issues and quality issues.

Wastage, delay, and quality are direct and primary while management or control and work culture are secondary and indirect factors. Operational issues and problems frameworks are superb value to the organization because they assist it in identifying and understanding operational problems and issues in an effective way. By use of these frameworks, the business will be able to analyze the operational issues and problems and be able to solve them. In this essay, operational issues and problems facing Hudson’ s Alpine furniture will be identified. It has discussed how to enhance the operational effectiveness and efficiencies of the firm in relation to operations management based on their current operations (Mark, 2004).  

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