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Business Operations Management IP1 The flow structures of production will directly impact the effectively and productivity of the staff. Batch processing refers to the execution of a job without the interaction of a user. Batch processing is a program that can be executed with minimal human interaction saving the organization time and money. Line processing refers to processes were operations are moved from one to the other or through a linear sequence. Determining the best flow structure for the organization will assist them in establishing a competitive advantage and finding success in the market. The batch process allows a specified amount of jobs to be completed in a group before moving on to the next group while in the line process the product is completed one at a time in order to speed up productivity. When converting the flow structure from the batch process to the line process the flow of production and the efficiency of production will improve but this will also require changes being made to the facility layout, use of technology, resources, and method of training employees to be successful using this new production flow structure. While changing flow structures will ultimately benefit the organization through improved production and efficiency different function within the organization would need to adapt to these new production changes. Because the marketing department is essential to implementing marketing programs to raise industry awareness of what the changes the company will be making to the production flow structure it is essential they are prepared to highlight the positive role the line process will have on the productive and efficiency and drive the organizational change that will need to occur in order for the change from the batch flow structure to the line structure to go smoothly.

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The human resource department is essential to ensuring that the change is the flow structure is a success. The human resource department is responsible for employee relations including job recruitment, selection, and promotion as well job training. Because employees will be required to change the flow structure of production to the line process they will need to be properly prepared for this change through training (AMA, 2008). The human resources department will ensure employees will receive the necessary training to ensure the change in the production flow structure goes smoothly. Employees that are not properly trained are not prepared which will result in interruptions in company production. When an organization changes their production flow structure it will directly impact the accounting and finance departments of the organization. The accounting department would need to make adjustments to their bookkeeping practices and adapt financial statements. The finance department will be responsible for generating the resources that it will take to change the production flow structure as well as restructure financial operations. Reduce operating costs and effectively managing the investment of changing the flow process is another role the fianc department will need to fulfill during this production change (Schroeck, 2001). The accounting and finance departments work together to plan, use, and control the resources that will be used to make the changes to the flow structure. Lastly when making changes to the production flow structure of the organization the information systems that are used to support operations, management, and decision making will need to be adapted. Support operations will need to be geared towards the line process method and the necessary changes will need to be made in the type of management systems and the decision making processes that would most benefit the organization. This would include

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applying new software programs and data systems to track which production flow structure provides the most financial benefit to the organization.

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References American Management Association. (2008). HR Best Practices During Organizational Change. Retrieved February 8, 2012 from http://www.amanet.org/training/articles/HR-Best-Practices-During-Organizational Dugan, K. (2005). Marketings Role in Organizational Change. Retrieved February 8, 2012 from http://www.webpronews.com/marketings-role-in-organizational-change-2005-01 Schroeck, M. (2001). Financial Analytics: The New Role of Finance. Retrieved February 8, 2012 from http://www.information-management.com/issues/20010401/3160-1.html