Operations Management Operations management researches efficiencies in planning, organizing, and supervising in production and manufacturing. It is delivery-focused, ensuring that an organization successfully turns inputs to outputs in an effective manner. The inputs themselves could represent anything from materials, equipment, and technology to human resources such as staff or workers. Operations management has firm foundations in supply chain management and logistics. Understanding global trends in supply chain management in order to meet client demand is often critical. With logistics, the careful and considered use of resources, as well as cost-effectiveness, has become increasingly important in an era in which resources can often be in short supply and customer expectations have skyrocketed.