Jobs or tasks consisting of one or more elements or subtasks, performed typically in one location.

Operations transform resource or data inputs into desired goods, services, or results, and create and deliver value to the customers. Two or more connected operations constitute a process, and are generally divided into four basic categories: (1) processing, (2) inspection, (3) transport, and (4) storage.

Use operations in a sentence

  • Before I could play baseball again,I needed two operations that would heal me and make me fit to play the game again.

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  • Susan had to prepare a detailed report for management about the way things work, but detailing every aspect of the company's operations was a gargantuan task.

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  • John failed to properly perform the operations required of him, causing a series of problems for his coworkers and boss.

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Notable Quotes

  • Ineffective Management and its Impact on Operations
    "We have at times underestimated how quickly and deeply ineffective management can impact a company’s operations. We typically haven’t put a high priority on site visits and meeting with management, but we are starting to put more emphasis on that today."
    - James Vanasek


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