Discuss about the Ethics of the Global Environment for Operation Management.
Ford and Taylorism
The Taylorism model basically emphasizes on increasing the production efficiency of an organization by declining the application of work skills. In the prevailing competitive environment, the workers in various parts of the globe including Australia, America and Europe would not be willing to accept this scientific model since it has limited contribution towards adding value for them.
It does not provide the scope to improve the operational skill level and at the same time there is no gain in the process wisdom (Attfield, 2015). But it can be stated that this work model is useful for specific organizations where the work is repetitive in nature. The most apt Taylorism example is the call centres. In call centres the agents have to deal with the clients and solve their issues over telephone. This activity is monotonous in nature since they have to follow a strict telemarketing script, so the Taylorism model can be used as an effective tool to design their scripts while dealing with customers (Axelrod & VanDeveer, 2014).
Even though this scientific process is historic but there are a few industries and business processes around the globe that can use it to perform their operations in an effective manner. Other than call centres that has been discussed earlier the organizations that still adopt the work practice are automobile manufacturers and computer manufacturers since their processes are repetitive in nature (Cerdin& Brewster, 2014).
I could understand from the online tutorial video that linear programming can be used to obtain the best and favourable outcomes like lowest cost and maximum profit in a model of mathematics whose requirements are specified by the linear relationships existing between them (Stone & Deadrick, 2015). I also understood that linear programming can be proved to be very useful in different fields of industry. It finds best application and use in the business and economics. This method of programming is also widely used in the resolving some engineering problems. I could also understand that with the application of linear programming, one can easily solve any kind of business problem (Doh& Quigley, 2014).
The limitations and conditions regarding the use and application of linear programming are vital for individual or business organizations to follow. The key requirement of linear programming is associated with the linear setup of every objective function and constraint which is always not the case in real life scenario of business and industrial issues. For applying linear programming into business organizations, a single objective has to be taken into account which is very rare in the dynamic business environment of today’s world (Heizer, 2016). The application of linear programming is very relevant in the optimal allocation of resources like machines, materials, and manpower by a company. I could use linear programming in enabling myself to resolve the issues related to recruitment, training, selection and deployment of the human resources as these are very important aspects for me being a human resource professional.
Linear programming can be used in the industry of manufacturing where inventory management is very significant part. The main function in the management of inventory is to reduce the inventory costs and the limitations regarding demand and space for the products (Kirton & Trebilcock, 2017). The technique of linear programming can be applied in the resolution of this issue. In such kind of scenarios, linear programming is very useful in decision making (Morschett, Schramm-Klein & Zentes, 2015).
Taylorism scientific method has come into existence for quite some time and it seems that it will continue to be a part of functional process of some organizations that emphasize on the standard of output that is generated by the concerned industries. Various sectors of different industries can make optimum use of the concept of linear programming for having efficient resolution to various issues
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