Business Structures Essay

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MANAGE WORK ACTIVITIES

TAKS 1a

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FINANCE

R&D

MARKETING

HR

PRODUCTION

QUALITY

SALES

FINANCE DEPARTMENT is responsible for managing a company’s cash flow, short and long-term investments and supervise the company’s accounting and budgetary system.
Other activities carried out in accounting include payment of wages and salaries, depreciation of fixed assets, maintaining shareholder records and paying shareholder’ dividends. R&D DEPARTMENT is a team activity of a scientific or technical character. Their job is to streamline and improve the manufacturing process or search new solutions. The results of their work may be hypotheses, new concepts and theories.
MARKETING DEPARTMENT is all about matching company products with customer needs. By correctly identifying and understanding customer needs, company can make products that they want, so department provide activities like:






market research monitoring trends in technology tracking competitors activities promotion activities preparing sales forecasts.

SALES DEPARTMENT is concerned with advertising and selling goods. It will have procedures for controlling sales as for purchasing. Department can public the company’s products through wholesalers displays, press and TV advertising, special campaigns, the internet and direct mail or email. Department provide technical support, after-sales service, product information as customer service.
HR DEPARTMENT maximize employee performance in service of their employer’s strategic objectives. HR are typically responsible for a number of activities, including employee recruitment, training and development, performance appraisal and rewarding.
PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT is the functional area responsible for turning inputs into finished outputs through a series of production processes. The Production Manager is responsible for making sure that raw materials are provided and made into finished goods

effectively. He or she must make sure that work is carried out smoothly, and must supervise procedures for making work more efficient and more enjoyable. Here are determined standards and targets for each section of the production process. The quantity and quality of products coming off a production line will be closely monitored. It will be responsible for providing the materials, components and equipment required to keep the production process running smoothly. A vital aspect of this role is ensuring stocks arrive on time and to the right quality. The stores will be responsible for stocking all the necessary tools, spares, raw materials and equipment required to service the manufacturing process. Production department is concerned with the manufacture of products. This will include the maintenance of the production line and other necessary repairs.
QUALITY DEPARTMENT is important to production function. It is generally defined as
“fitness for purpose”. In effect this mean meeting the identified needs of customers. Thus the customer that determines whether or not a company has produced a quality product.
Quality is responsible for:





inspection, testing and checking of incoming materials and components and company’s own product dealing with complaints and warranty failures building quality into the manufacturing process administrating any supplier quality assurance system.

TAKS 1b

BRC company has more than one organisational structures:





tall structure geographical structure matrix structure product oriented structure

TALL STRUCTURE
BOARDS OF DIRECTORS

WORKS MANAGER

PRODUCTION ENGENEERING
MANAGER

PRODUCTION MANAGER

PRODUCTION CONTROL
SUPERVISIOR

PRODUCTION LINE
FOREMAN

Tall structure contain many layers and usually exist only in large organisation like BRC because of necessity of dividing the task into chunks of work that can be handled by individual managers, department and sections. In this solution must be employ a lot of managers, the time required to undertake the decision is longer and…