Essays on Challenges to Business Success an Operations Management Focus - Bidvest Case Study

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The paper "Challenges to Business Success an Operations Management Focus - Bidvest" is a perfect example of a business case study. Operation is the section of an organisation that is mandated with the transformation of a range of inputs such as raw materials into outputs with the required quality standards (Kumar & Kuresh, 2009, p. 6). The process of combination and transformation of resources used in an organization’ s operation system into value-added services is called management. The interrelated management activities which are involved in manufacturing and production of service are called operations management (Kumar & Kuresh, 2009, p. 21).

In a nutshell, operation management is the process that deals with the production of goods and service delivery to the customer Bidvest foodservice Company in Australia Bidvest is one of the top leading Australian distributors of wholesale food products. It majorly deals in foodservice, fresh produce foods and meat. The company employs about 2500 employees nationally. Currently, the company has over 30 branches in Australia and serves over 40,000 customers. (Sun, 2005, p. 3) argues that the sensory characteristics of food are the most important attributes of a food product, hence determines an individual’ s preferences for different products.

As noted by (Nolan, 1996, p. 88), Amongst the many operational challenges that Bidvest is likely to face includes: technological change continued globalization of markets, changing customer expectations, changing job designs, quality management and global manufacturing are the most common current challenges that are likely to impact its operations in future. Technologies change The main aim of every food manufacturing company is to produce quality products by employing processing technologies that will retain the required sensory qualities as well as creating or reduce undesirable changes.

Bidvest foodservice Company is no exception. Some of the methods of food preservation that include physical and chemical methods such as heating and use of preservatives respectively are still employed in food preservation by the company.  

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