1) - The exact nature of the work will depend on the size of the employing organization.
2) - Overseeing the production process, drawing up a production schedule;
3) - Ensuring that the production is cost effective;
4) - Making sure that products are produced on time and are of good quality;
5) -Working out the human and material resources needed;
6) - Drafting a timescale for the job;
7) - Estimating costs and setting the quality standards;
8) - Monitoring the production processes and adjusting schedules as needed;
9) - Being responsible for the selection and maintenance of equipment;
10) - Monitoring product standards and implementing quality-control programmers;
11) - Liaising among different departments, e.g. suppliers, managers;
12) - Working with managers to implement the company's policies and goals;
13) - Ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed;
14) - Supervising and motivating a team of workers;
15) - Reviewing worker performance;
16) - Identifying training needs.
17) - A production manager is involved in the pre-production (planning) stage as well as the production (control and supervision) stage.
18) - A large part of production management involves dealing with people, particularly those who work in your team.
19) - Production managers are also involved with product design and purchasing. In a small firm you may have to make many of the decisions yourself, but in larger organization planners, controllers, production engineers and production supervisors will assist you.
20) - In progressive firms, the production manager's role tends to be more closely integrated with other functions, such as marketing, sales and finance.