You’ve been employed as an operations manager for a little under a year now. Your leadership is making their rounds from department to department in hopes of better understanding their associated roles and responsibilities. Your supervisor has tasked you with developing a background paper on operations management and how it is posturing the company for competitive advantage. Instructions

Assignment 1: Describe the Concepts and Theories Involved in Operations Management
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Background
You’ve been employed as an operations manager for a little under a year now. Your leadership is making their rounds from department to department in hopes of better understanding their associated roles and responsibilities. Your supervisor has tasked you with developing a background paper on operations management and how it is posturing the company for competitive advantage.
Instructions
Please answer the following questions and submit them for grading.
1. What is operations management, and how has it evolved since World War II in the United States?
2. How have the technology and the global economy impacted operations management?
3. How does operations management help firms compete?
4. Why are business units bundling manufacturing with services in their market offerings?
5. Describe Value Added Chain Management. Why is it essential to an organization? How does it impact an enterprise’s competitive edge?
Length
This assignment must be 750 words (excluding the reference page). Note: Incorporate APA standardization (i.e., title page not required, body (questions and answers with supporting citations).