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... Management Introduction In large organizations, there are several managerial functions, encompassing financial, marketing, human resources development, and of course operations. Traditionally, operations/productions management has a well-defined role in large organizations. In small and medium scale companies, the role of operations manager is more disperse and less defined, approximating more the function of a general manager (Virginia State, 2012). In whatever context the role is performed, however, the twin duties of planning and control comprise a central concern of this function, although these duties may assume different guises. These variations in the scope and applications of operations...