The History and Evolution of Product Management (2022)

Both new and experienced product managers often ask where this role came from and why it seems to have so much crossover with other roles such as Marketing and UX. While there’s no definitive history of product management, it’s often useful to consider our roots and understand how the role evolved over time. If nothing else it helps to understand the organisational trade-offs that happen as our capabilities and thinking evolve.

The History

Modern product management started in 1931 with a memo written by Neil H. McElroy at Procter & Gamble. It started as a justification to hire more people (sound familiar to any product managers out there?) but became a cornerstone in modern thinking about brand management and ultimately product management.

What he laid out in his 800 word memo was a simple and concise description of “Brand Men” and their absolute responsibility for a brand – from tracking sales to managing the product, advertising and promotions. Uniquely he outlined that the way to do this was through thorough field testing and client interaction.

McElroy got his two hires. He also got P&G to restructure into a brand-centric organization and led to the birth of the product manager in the FMCG field. McElroy later became Secretary of Defense and helped found NASA, proving all product managers are destined for greatness, but he also advised at Stanford where he influenced two young entrepreneurs called Bill Hewlett and David Packard.

They interpreted the Brand Man ethos as putting decision making as close as possible to the customer, and making the product manager the voice of the customer internally. In the seminal book The Hewlett-Packard Way this policy is credited with sustaining Hewlett-Packard’s 50 year record of unbroken 20% year-on-year growth between 1943 and 1993.

Hewlett-Packard had many other firsts – for example they introduced the division structure, where each product group became a self-sustaining organization responsible for developing, manufacturing and marketing its products. Once a division became larger than 500 people it was invariably split further to keep them small.

Meanwhile, in post-war Japan, shortages and cashflow problems forced industries to develop just-in-time manufacturing. Taiichi Ohno and Eiji Toyoda (the nephew of Toyota’s founder and eventually chief executive and chairman of Toyota Motor) took this idea and ran with it – developing the Toyota Production System and the Toyota Way over 30 years of continuous improvement, focusing not just on eliminating waste in the production process but also on two important principles any modern product manager will recognise: Kaizen – improving the business continuously while always driving for innovation and evolution and Genchi Genbutsu – to go to the source to find the facts to make correct decisions.

Of course, when just in time manufacturing came to the west, Hewlett-Packard was one of the first to recognise it’s value and embrace it. Thus Hewlett-Packard alumni brought this new way of thinking – customer centric, brand vertical, and lean manufacturing – to their future jobs, quickly permeating the growing Silicon Valley with the same ethos. From there it has spread into every hardware and software company to the global movement we know and love today.

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When Product Management came to tech

The original product managers, and indeed the majority of product managers in FMCG today, were very much a part of the Marketing function. They focused on the process of understanding the customers’ needs and finding a way to fulfill those needs using the classic marketing mix – the right Product, in the right Place, at the right Price, using the right Promotion.

Their key metrics were sales and profits, but because of the slow moving nature of the development and production of new products in FMCG (imagine how long it takes to develop and test a new toothpaste, ramp up production and then bring a new brand to market) they focused more on the final three Ps: Place, Price and Promotion or Shimizu’s four Cs: Commodity, Cost, Communication, and Channel.

Thus Product Management in FMCG increasingly became a marketing communications role, concerned with getting the right mix of packaging, pricing, promotions, brand marketing, etc, leaving the development of the product to others.

As the role moved into the tech world however, this separation from the development and production of the product was untenable. Most of the newfangled companies in the tech world were inventing whole new industries and they couldn’t just rely on packaging and pricing of a commodity to succeed. This brought Product Development back to the centre of the Product Management role, as it was imperative not just to understand the customer and their needs, but to align the product’s development with them.

This schism between Marketing and Product Management can still be felt in many organisations today, where both feel they “own” the customer and understanding the marketplace. In most tech organisations however, Marketing has evolved to be more about owning the brand and customer acquisition, while Product owns the value proposition and the development of the product.

Suddenly we’re all Agile

Originally product development was a slow and laborious process, even in the tech industry. You plodded along a waterfall process, first doing research, then writing a massive product requirements document over several months, then throwing it over the wall to Engineering to build, only to get something completely different out the other end several months later before starting the process all over again.

In 2001 though, seventeen software engineers got together in a ski resort and wrote the Agile Manifesto, building on work spanning back to the seventies on light weight alternatives to the heavy-handed and process-oriented waterfall method of developing software. Though Agile and the Manifesto are heavily associated with Scrum, Scrum was actually developed before the manifesto in the nineties alongside other methodologies like DSDM and XP that were trying to achieve the same goal. Kanban, which is widely used in product development today, was developed in the Toyota Production System as far back as 1953!

Whatever the genesis, the Agile Manifesto brilliantly articulated the principles behind all these various methodologies;

We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:

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Individuals and interactions over Processes and tools

Working software over Comprehensive documentation

Customer collaboration over Contract negotiation

Responding to change over Following a plan

That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

The Agile Manifesto became a watershed moment in product development not just because it freed up software engineers from being conveyor belt coders churning out exactly what was specified (no matter how dumb the specs were) but because it also freed up Product Management from focusing on deliverables like specs to focusing on customer collaboration.

This focus shift was profound on many levels.

First it changed the relationship between Product Management and Engineering from an adversarial one to a collaborative one. Scrum invented the role of the Product Owner, but really all agile methods embraced communication between the Product Management role and the Engineers as the best method to figure out how to build the best solution to a customer problem.

Secondly, focusing on the customer got rid of the artificial separation between the research, specification and development phases of a project, moving elements of the User Experience discipline from an afterthought at the end of the project to a fundamental part of the genesis of a product, and an integral part of the ongoing process of discovery and development of that product.

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Finally, these principles have permeated further into the business with the development of lean practices and the development of Lean Startup and Lean Enterprise, which build on the Japanese Kaizen tradition of continuous improvement and apply the agile approach not just to product development but to the business itself.

Product Management takes a seat at the big table

Until very recently Product Management was still a part of the Marketing or Engineering functions, reporting up through those hierarchies, naturally aligned more with one or the other and inevitably embroiled in conflicts of prioritisation and focus because of it.

These days Product Management is increasingly a stand alone function with a seat at the management table and reporting directly to the CEO. This is critical because it aligns the product team directly with the business vision and goals, makes them internal as well as external evangelists of that vision, and gives them the independence necessary to make tough prioritisation calls.

What’s next?

Good product management is becoming a sustainable competitive advantage, and is continuing to evolve.

Product Management continues to absorb parts of Marketing, with many organisations making user acquisition a part of product in recognition that good product is often the fastest and cheapest way to grow. It continues to take on elements of User Experience, separating the user flows and experience from the visual design. It embraces fluid processes that adapt the way we work to what best fits the team, the product and the market, whether it’s Scrum, Kanban, something else entirely or some combination of all of the above.

But most importantly it’s something that is become more widely understood and owned within organisations. It’s becoming a discipline in which you may be an engineer, a designer, a founder or a product manager – but all that matters is that you are at the core of the product and passionately work towards the betterment of that product in service of your customers.

This may, in time, require fewer people called product managers in a company, but it puts ever more emphasis on the importance of the craft of product management. And it puts ever more emphasis on learning, sharing and working with others inside and outside our companies in the development of that craft.

Ultimately this is why Mind the Product exists – to further the craft of product management by bringing together product people of all stripes so we can all build better products for our customers.

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Both new and experienced product managers often ask where this role came from and why it seems to have so much crossover with other roles such as Marketing and UX. While there’s no definitive history of product management, it’s often useful to consider our roots and understand how the role evolved over time. If nothing [...] Read more »

Taiichi Ohno and Eiji Toyoda (the nephew of Toyota’s founder and eventually chief executive and chairman of Toyota Motor) took this idea and ran with it – developing the Toyota Production System and the Toyota Way over 30 years of continuous improvement, focusing not just on eliminating waste in the production process but also on two important principles any modern product manager will recognise: Kaizen – improving the business continuously while always driving for innovation and evolution and Genchi Genbutsu – to go to the source to find the facts to make correct decisions.. Their key metrics were sales and profits, but because of the slow moving nature of the development and production of new products in FMCG (imagine how long it takes to develop and test a new toothpaste, ramp up production and then bring a new brand to market) they focused more on the final three Ps: Place, Price and Promotion or Shimizu’s four Cs: Commodity, Cost, Communication, and Channel.. Thus Product Management in FMCG increasingly became a marketing communications role, concerned with getting the right mix of packaging, pricing, promotions, brand marketing, etc, leaving the development of the product to others.. This brought Product Development back to the centre of the Product Management role, as it was imperative not just to understand the customer and their needs, but to align the product’s development with them.. The Agile Manifesto became a watershed moment in product development not just because it freed up software engineers from being conveyor belt coders churning out exactly what was specified (no matter how dumb the specs were) but because it also freed up Product Management from focusing on deliverables like specs to focusing on customer collaboration.. Secondly, focusing on the customer got rid of the artificial separation between the research, specification and development phases of a project, moving elements of the User Experience discipline from an afterthought at the end of the project to a fundamental part of the genesis of a product, and an integral part of the ongoing process of discovery and development of that product.. Product Management continues to absorb parts of Marketing, with many organisations making user acquisition a part of product in recognition that good product is often the fastest and cheapest way to grow.. It’s becoming a discipline in which you may be an engineer, a designer, a founder or a product manager – but all that matters is that you are at the core of the product and passionately work towards the betterment of that product in service of your customers.. Ultimately this is why Mind the Product exists – to further the craft of product management by bringing together product people of all stripes so we can all build better products for our customers.

The company focused on user needs to develop its software.. Microsoft started out as a software company without the product-management discipline (called program management at Microsoft).. • Going to engineering or design school, starting in that discipline, and then transitioning into product management as needed on the team (much the way product management was originally created during work on Excel for the Mac).. The engineering lead is one of the core people a software product manager works with.. Similarly, all product managers should learn more about design and business angles of building a product.. Another way to get experience from other disciplines is to use an educational stipend.. This does not mean engineering students should be doing less technical work.

Introduction

It’s hard to imagine a modern-day tech product company which does not have a Product Manager role in it.. Tech product companies and product managers come in one package, and the role of a Product Manager is indisputable in making the products successful.. The best tech companies value the role of the Product Manager, since the latter not only directs the company to the realization of their product vision, but also brings empowerment, product ownership, and activates the product culture.. Thus, the Product Manager is responsible for the future of the product.. Phil Hopkins in his Medium article Human History is Product Management argues that the world history is not only about great inventions but also about managing those inventions by extraordinary people and turning those inventions into great products that could change the course of human life.. According to the memo, the “Brand Man” was responsible for tracking the sales, managing the product, advertising, and promotions.. McElroy hired a “Brand Man” and an “Associate Brand Man,” thereby turning Procter & Gamble into a brand-centric organization thus leading to the birth of the Product Manager in the field of fast-moving consumer goods companies.

Understand the history of product management. Product management is a relatively new discipline, but its roots range back nearly a century.

The need for product management, however, isn’t new.. He knew most of the people working there and wanted to talk to them.. He wanted to find out what their journey was through the store and why they were stopping to buy things.”. “The reason my Dad doesn’t understand what we do at ProductPlan is that roadmapping wasn’t done that way,” Dunham said.. Strategic alignment and product roadmaps give engineering enough direction and detail to “be Agile” in their development and delivery.. In a world without product management, engineers waste time trying to decide if they’re solving the right problem.. “How product work is done is continuing to evolve,” Dunham continued.. Dunham does, however, caution as the history of product management continues not to get too full of itself and realize it plays a vital-yet-complimentary role.

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And the pioneer among software companies that began incorporating “brand management” principles to software products was Intuit.. Intuit is a business and financial software company that develops and sells financial, tax preparation, and accounting software to small businesses, accountants, and individuals.. Of course, there were already many home finance software products available in the market.. So, through the “Follow me home” program, Intuit would get permission from their customers to send a company representative to the customer’s house and watch them install and use the product on their home computer.. Needless to say that Intuit got deep insights from the “Follow me home” program which helped them enhance the product and create an incredibly loyal customer base.. Even today, putting aside their successful tech products, Intuit is considered to be a very strong bearer of Product Management principles.. Thus, we have the ground to state that Intuit had a vital role in the development of tech Product Management as a discipline though others helped shape it as well.. Companies started applying some of the same principles of consumer product management to their software products.. The role of the Program Manager was thus very similar to the one of the modern-day Product Manager.. From here came the need for a new role, and Program Manager’s role came into play with a primary goal of collaborating with the development team and working through the whole product cycle as the advocate for end users.. What McKenna describes in his article is more of a discipline that is knowledge-based, that involves working closely with customers on product development, and that can help the company push forward and continue to grow.. For example, companies like Google, Amazon, Netflix, Apple, Adobe shape modern-day product management and set the trends for its development too.In fact, the role of the Product Manager varies by company.. Unfortunately, not all companies have got Product Management organizations or product teams yet.

If product manager curious about your own legacy, or simply not sure what a product manager does, our history of product management should fill you in.

So, whether you’re a product manager curious about your own legacy or simply someone who isn’t sure what a product manager even does , our brief history of product management should fill you in.. While product management is now intrinsically linked with digital products, it didn’t actually start that way.. This laser-focus on the product was a seed — one that would eventually grow into the product managers of today.. A comprehensive look at what product management is and how to distinguish what good product management looks like.. The result of this experimentation was Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing , originally known simply as the “Toyota Production System.” This concept is based on the idea that raw material orders can be aligned with production schedules so that waste is minimized and the speed of production is improved.. Immediately recognizable to any product manager, the Kanban board is still used to this day ( yep, even within airfocus itself ) to streamline the product development process.. A comprehensive look at what product management is and how to distinguish what good product management looks like.. Some of the biggest companies in the world are now on the hunt for product managers to develop their offerings in the way that only a product manager can.. With a sharp focus on next-gen machine learning and AI, Google is investing heavily in product development via initiatives like its Associate Product Manager Program .. And if you’re a product manager or business owner looking to empower your product management team with tools to streamline their workflow, supercharge their output, and boost the bottom line, airfocus is always just a click away.. A comprehensive look at what product management is and how to distinguish what good product management looks like.

The modern Product Manager role can be traced through a chain of events starting in the early 20th century when an enterprising young economist asks, "How can I sell more soap?" ͠ *This is a story of how industry moved from manufacturing-centric to customer-oriented, the moment product management duties

͠. *This is a story of how industry moved from manufacturing-centric to customer-oriented, the moment product management duties moved from distributed company functions to an individual responsibility, and how the Product Management role emerged in Silicon Valley where it evolved and was codified.. Smelser's Market Research Department took a novel approach at the time: to learn about customer habits his team would interact directly with the customer .. In the summer of 1925 in Cincinnati, Neil McElroy is walking door to door distributing samples of a new Procter & Gamble product: Camay soap.. Neil's summer supervisor's assessment must have been right, because by 1931 Neil became a junior executive at the Advertising Department responsible for the Camay soap he had previously handed out door to door as a new college graduate.. Ivory also competed (and won) against internal products such as Neil's Camay soap brand.. Richard Deupree, President of Procter & Gamble, had enacted a policy that other internal products "must not be allowed to hurt, or to compete too directly and vigorously with, Ivory Soap.". Driven by this vision (and the ever present desire for more resources), Neil made a proposal to hire two new people in two newly conceived roles: the Brand Manager and Assistant Brand Manager (so-called "Brand Men").. Neil's great insight was to take product responsibilities distributed amongst different departments and consolidate them into a single job: the Brand Manager.. The opposite is true of most modern technology products associated with Product Managers, though the principles still hold.. Neil's Brand Manager is a seed of the modern Product Manager and we can see in his memo the consolidation of product functions into a single role.. Consolidating Cross Functional Roles "When [brand managers] have approached their fullest responsibilities, they should be able to take from the shoulders of the Division Managers and of the District Managers a very heavy share of individual brand responsibility.". And every Procter & Gamble President since then has been a Brand Manager , the mini CEO of the product.. Stay tuned for The History of Product Management - Part 2, The Valley , where we will explore the connection between soap, software, and the emergence of the modern Product Manager.

The evolution of management thought is a process that started in the early days of man. It began since the period man saw the need to live in groups. Mighty men were able to organize the masses, share them into various groups. The sharing was done accord to the masses’ strength, mental capacities and intelligence.

Knowing the story behind the evolution of management thought and the evolution of theories is essential.. If you are familiar with them, including the development that brought about the current practices in business, then you will have a better understanding of management principles that can help you to manage people more effectively.. However, there are theories on the factors that motivate employees, but understand that knowing how these theories came about can give you the needed knowledge to manage your employees appropriately.. Read to understand the evolution of management thought and management theories.. Stages of the evolution of management thought. For better understanding, the evolution of management thought will be shared into four different stages.. Pre-scientific management period Classical theory Neo-classical theory or behavior approach Bureaucratic Model of Max Weber. During the classical period, management thought was focused on job content, standardization, the division of labor, and a scientific approach towards the organization.. This period of evolution of management thought is an improvement of the classical theory.. For instance, Classical theory focused more on the area of job content, including the management of physical resources, while neo-classical theory gave more profound emphasis on employee relationships in the work environment.. So, what we have now is refined and improved management thoughts and theories.

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Employees and the Organization. The idea that to increase productivity, management should factor the needs of their employees by developing work that was interesting and rewarding burst on the scene (Nixon, 2003) and began to be part of management thinking.. Frederick Herzberg added considerably to management thinking on employee behavior with his theory of worker motivation.. In the 20th century, the old command and control model of management may have worked.. What is a stakeholder in a business, and what is a shareholder?. Among thoughts to consider are global warming, green energy, global health crisis, globalization, nationalism, national debt, or an issue of your choosing.. National Productivity Review.. The Nature of Managerial Work.

History of Supply Chain Management Over the last 100 plus years of the history of supply chain management has evolved from an initial focus on improving relatively simple, but very […]

Over the last 100 plus years of the history of supply chain management has evolved from an initial focus on improving relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes to the present day engineering and managing of extraordinarily complex global networks.. Both industrial engineering and operations research have their roots in logistics.. While Industrial Engineering and Operations Research have each tried to maintain separate identities, many of their biggest successes have occurred when used in an integrated framework to address supply chain and logistics issues.. Increasingly this is referred to by industry as “Supply Chain Engineering.”. This led to the need for joint consideration of warehousing, material handling, and freight transportation, which emerged under the label of “Physical Distribution.” The National Council of Physical Distribution Management was formed in 1963 to focus industry attention on this area and quickly became the predominant organization in the field.. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, this led to the creation at Georgia Tech of the Production and Distribution Research Center, the Material Handling Research Center, and the Computational Optimization Center.. Each of these centers was focused on a different aspect of what this new computer technology made possible.. The Production and Distribution Research Center was the early innovation leader in combining map interfaces with optimization models for supply chain design and distribution planning.. The Material Handling Research Center provided leadership in developing new control technology for material handling automation.. In spite of some significant problems in getting the ERP systems installed and working, by 2000 most large companies had installed ERP systems.. This growing association of supply chain management with strategy is reflected in the Council of Logistics Management’s changing its name to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in 2005 .. They make the distinction that “Logistics is that part of the supply chain process that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services, and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customers’ requirements” while “Supply Chain Management is the systemic, strategic coordination of the traditional business functions and the tactics across these business functions within a particular company and across businesses within the supply chain for the purposes of improving the long-term performance of the individual companies and the supply chain as a whole.”. However, supply chain and logistics planning is still primarily based on the distributed models that came as the result of personal computers.. These technology advances can provide tremendous value in addressing traditional supply chain and logistics areas such as warehousing and distribution, transportation, and manufacturing logistics.

Some graduate business programs focus on what they call "brand and product management.". The company focused on user needs to develop its software.. Other software companies came to the same discipline from a different direction.. Microsoft started out as a software company without the product-management discipline (called program management at Microsoft).. 13 Regardless of whether the role comes out of the realm of brand management or engineering, product managers end up with similar roles.. Horowitz emphasizes the product manager as part of the engineering team, as is common in software companies.. • Going to engineering school and then entering straight into a product-management role and learning on the job.. • Going to engineering or design school, starting in that discipline, and then transitioning into product management as needed on the team (much the way product management was originally created during work on Excel for the Mac).. The engineering lead is one of the core people a software product manager works with.. The suggestions already given for working with engineering teams can help.. Similarly, all product managers should learn more about design and business angles of building a product.. Another way to get experience from other disciplines is to use an educational stipend.. This does not mean engineering students should be doing less technical work.

Spend Matters welcomes this two-part guest post from Eric Hiller, Managing Partner of Hiller Associates, a business performance consultancy specializing in product cost management (PCM). A lot has …

Spend Matters welcomes this two-part guest post from Eric Hiller, Managing Partner of Hiller Associates, a business performance consultancy specializing in product cost management (PCM).. Data-rich environments of spreadsheets, MRP and ERP systems Supply chain management and supplier relationship management systems Online auctions Spend analytics tools/product cost management (PCM) software. The same is true for product cost management tools and their offshoots of service cost management tools.. These products are primarily targeted to the specialized cost engineers or purchasing and manufacturing professionals with good product and manufacturing knowledge.. In the early days of PCM and spend analytics, the toolset was little more than spreadsheets operated by a cost management accountant (probably a plant accountant) or a purchasing agent.. Its product grew from early versions with process models for mechanical parts to including electronics, systems and eventually software development costing.. They produced a product called Tsetinis Perfect ProCalc that became a popular PCM product with EU consultants and cost engineers.. Although DFMA was not, directly, a product cost methodology, it was so similar and useful in the efforts that sometimes it is thought of in the same vein as product cost management.. In the second installment in this series, we’ll look at the next wave: feature-based automated 3-D CAD costing tools, advanced cost-accounting and control systems; the role of little and big data; and the future of product cost management.

In this detailed blog we have explained History and Evolution of Supply Chain and Logistics starting from 1960's & until Now.

In the current era, it is clear that new modes of production are concomitant with new modes of distribution, which advances the field of logistics, the science of physical distribution or even supply chain management .. The First: The Transportation Era (1950s) The Second: The Physical Distribution (1960s) The Third: Physical Supply, Deregulation and Logistics (1970s) The Fourth: Transportation, Deregulation, Physical Distribution and Business Logistics (1980s) The Fifth: Business Logistics (1990s) The Sixth: Logistics and Supply Chain Management (2000s) The Seventh: Supply Chain Digitalization (2010’s). However, topics such as logistics, logistics, physical sourcing and supply chain management are not included in these courses.. In most cases, logistics (outbound logistics) and physical supply (inbound logistics) are seen as two distinct functions.. During this decade, one of the first textbooks to focus on logistics distribution and logistics was Logistics Management: Logistics Problems in the Enterprise (Smykay, Bowersox, and Mossman 1961)(R. Neil Southern, 2011).. Many transport companies have exploited the concept of logistics, using it from a theoretical angle, promoting the idea that they were not only transport companies, that they were logistics carriers, or they provided logistical solutions (R. Neil Southern, 2011).. Supply chain management has therefore come to be seen as a chain that encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and converting and all logistics management activities.. The Transport and Logistics Basics textbook states: “The supply chain includes all partners in the logistics process.. This assessment of logistics and supply chain management over the past few years would not be complete without a mention of development through online and distance education in logistics and supply chain management.. To end this article we have adopted Hesse & Rodrigue (2004) to show the New of Supply Chan Digitalization from 2010 to now which requires know-how of emerging technologies, change management and digital competencies which all supply chain professional now need to acquire to be successful and learn to implement 8 C’s of How to Make Your Supply Chain Digital. The description and interpretation of the chronological cycle represented in detail the 6 phases : The Transportation Era (1950s) , the Physical Distribution (1960s) , the Physical Supply, Deregulation and Logistics (1970s) , Transportation, Deregulation, Physical Distribution and Business Logistics (1980s) , Business Logistics (1990s) , Logistics and Supply Chain Management (2000s ) (R. Neil Southern, 2011) and now Supply Chain Digitalization (2010s). Fourth , logistics services have become so complex and time-sensitive that many companies now outsource some of their supply chain management to external logistics providers.. When companies create a plan that outlines supply chain logistics, every component and element of that logistics model stays focused, reduces costs, and moves quickly and with significant efficiency, resulting in an ever-increasing customer satisfaction.. After detailing the history of the concepts and the presentation of each period that characterizes the logistics process, let us recall in particular the role and importance of logistics in the management of the supply chain and evolution of Supply Chain over the decades.. As you can imagine, trying to conceive the logistics process in your mind, supply chain management and logistics are considered to be two inseparable concepts that reduce overall business costs in order to produce goods and services and to improve the overall impression of the level of service for your target audience.

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TAYLOR. Piece rate incentive system. Time and motion study. Major contributors:. Frederick Winslow Taylor. Frank and Lillian Gillbreth. Henry L.Gantt: Gantt scheduling chart-Henry Laurence Gantt. First: Classical Approach. Second: Administrative Theory:. It focused on principles that could be used by managers to coordinate the internal activities of organizations.. New management theory the dynamic engagement approach.. 2-ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. Managers using a dynamic engagement approach pay close attention to the values that guide people in their organizations, the corporate culture that embodies those values, and the values held by people outside the organization.. A “borderless world”… (Refers to an open world which can bring influences upon people.. Globalization brings costs and benefits, even for the tax professional.. In that way soon our world will be borderless.

History of Project Management Before the emergence of project management or it’s history, organizations run on the basis of relationships, connections and trust that build over […]

History of Project Management Before the emergence of project management or it’s history, organizations run on the basis of relationships, connections and trust that build over years.. This is the time when project management related activities were performed without using any software, computers and records were maintained on papers.. Planning for all projects was usually done by skilled technical persons and complex project were taken up by experts themselves.. The ways for handling and performing the activities were changed after the idea of project management.. In engineering field, the evolution of project management was seen in 1950s.. Their major contributions are introducing techniques to break down work into major deliverables (Work Breakdown Structure) and to allocate resources for optimized performance in projects.. The history of managing projects is the history of gigantic projects of the last 4500 years which includes the Parthenon, The Transcontinental Railways, The Giza Pyramid, The Taj Mahal, The Colosseum and the Gothic Cathedrals of Europe.. First Era – Before 1958 The concept of project management has its roots in between 1900s and 1950s.. Major improvements in project management were seen at that time which particularly improved the project scheduling, allocation of different resources and management of project tasks and deliverables with addition of Work Breakdown Structure.. Also the Gantt Chart was invented by Henry Gantt during this period which is a key element in the interface of all modern project management softwares like Primavera Project Management (Primavera P6) and Microsoft Project.. The essential specialized improvements in project management during this period were in schedule planning and controlling through network techniques.. Project management approaches and procedures were easily available to many companies due to the development of related software in the middle of 1970s and 1980s.. In the middle of 1990s, various changing’s in business procedures and practices occur due to the advancement or adoption of internet technology globally.. These efforts include introduction of Work Break Down structure, resource allocation, Gantt chart, CPM and PERT techniques and now the moderen software of Project Management softwares like Primavera Project Management (Primavera P6) and Microsoft Project.

The historical development of operation management has become an engaging topic to analyze. Find the concept’s thorough exploration in this essay & its history.

This development was by W.A.. This has ensured efficiency in productivity with quality production of products.. The system of classifying productions has made it possible for manufacturers to produce a given quantity of products for specific customers at a fixed cost and time which is beneficial to both the business and the customer.. However, for mass production to be cost effective, flow of raw materials should be continuous to ease the process of controlling and planning the production operations (Paterson, 2000, p. 25).. Basically, the major impacts of the development of operations management have been felt through mass production in many manufacturing businesses which is a very cost effective way of production (Mark, 2004, 340).. Manufacturing businesses have been enabled to satisfy the needs of their customers by producing quality products depending on the cost of production of a particular product.. Operations Now .. Production and operations management .. Operations Management .

The history and evolution of product management.

Product management evolved in a different direction in the technology industry.. (They’re sometimes called inbound product managers and outbound product managers, or technical product managers and strategic product managers.). I was surprised to learn the company has more than 500 product managers, but just a dozen product marketers.. Businesses increasingly are differentiated by their user experiences and rewarded by user engagement.. It’s not the narrowed scope of what McElroy’s Brand Men became, or the long march of early Silicon Valley product management, but an embrace of their best qualities combined in service of modern software development.

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