Management is about implementing an Organizational Vision while maintaining speed and accuracy through job-design, job-analysis, design controls, control, supply chain, and risk control. It is the most topic talked about in management spheres, nevertheless firms keep on liquidating because leaderships does not invest initially in prudence nor intelligence, by straight plunging into an accomplishment of the works. Logically, they must employ the use of the following ideals foe better management of works.
Job Design is “…methods that management uses to develop the content of a job, including all relevant tasks, as well as the processes by which jobs are constructed and revised” (ref.). Job Analysis systematic method for collecting, authenticating and scrutinizing data about the work required for a job. Job analysis is achieved in a variety of ways the most dominant are through Method Engineering is that logistics (processes) targeting at minimizing time, human energy, raw materials to the works in a system. Logistics activities are critical integrating functions in any type of business. Annual expenditures on logistics in the United States alone are equivalent to approximately 10% of the U.S. gross domestic product. Logistics expenditures represent an even larger percentage of the world economy (ref.). In the quest of accomplishing works efficiently leaderships make use of Work Measurement is concerned about motion and time studies, implying that optimizing the motion (route) and time required accomplishing a job under consideration.
Management through revolution has applied method engineering, work measurement etc. to realize product value within affordable cost and high quality. A new trend has been operating in business called Quality Thinking as that knowledge to minimize costs of productions while increasing product quality. Through quality achievement and reduction of costs several means are required on the way. The detailed discussion of these subject can be downloaded from here.
Controls and control are different in management context as “The synonyms for controls are measurement and information. Controls pertain to means, control to an end. Controls are analytical, concerned with what was and is. Controls deal with facts, that is, with events of the past. The synonym for control is direction. Control deals with expectations, that is, with the future. Control is normative and concerned with what ought to be.… For, in the task of a manager, controls are purely a means to an end; the end is control.” (ref.). Therefore, control is the function of controls, designing sound controls promises control of the managed entity. Controls are very important in controlling organizations; however, they are kept by the HIPA-Region Leaderships only, for zone-1 Leaderships the bend them to their favour. Look at one continent Africa having plenty synergies (resources), but remains poor due to lack of abiding to their controls –in this discussion constitution. In his paper: Presidential Term Limits in Africa written by Daniel Vencovsky, Table-3 summarises for Third-Term Amendments in Sub-Saharan Africa Since 1990. Thirty countries has Constitution containing a two-term limit on the presidency, out of these, twelve countries had not achieved a two term in office due to calamities like war, coup-d’état etc., eight- counties could not attempt amendment, however, ten countries had amendments attempts, with seven-countries successive (ref.). Therefore, one third of countries attempted breaking their controls with seven of them successive on personal gain grounds, because their country-wide development is remains dismal. This is about showing the importance of controls in any organizations, they have to be well designed and respected; otherwise the vicious-cycle will grip them more and more and more… to poverty, war, chaos etc.
Supply Chain and Risk
With controls, and job designs in place, it gives rise to Supply Chain to flourish, which is the “Supply Chain Management is the task of integrating organizational units along a supply chain and coordinating material, information and ﬁnancial ﬂows in order to fulﬁl (ultimate) customer demands with the aim of improving the competitiveness of a supply chain as a whole” (ref.). Supply chain is about providing resources to workers of the managed entity. The analogy Supply Chain is as given in figure-1.
Figure-1: Supply Chain Example
Together with managing products and services Risks, clop-in interfering the works, which has to be controlled by Leaderships for their company existence. Risk is the possibility of something terrible happening at some time in the future; a situation that could be dangerous or have a dreadful result“. Risks render job-design, control, and supply-chain worthless and therefore, invalidating organization’s control; sometimes-total failures might occur if no sound intervention measures implemented. From this definition, the business experience identifies three different risk-categories (1) Known Risks, (2) Known–Unknowns Risks, and (3) Unknown-Unknowns Risks – The “Black-Swans”.
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