Operations managers add value to companies' products and services through ensuring quality control is always at the forefront of production systems. I agree with an above post that states that an operations manager must make sure that products are produced efficiently - without wasting a business's resources. This ensures a competitively priced product reaches consumers due to production costs being reduced without compromising on the quality of a product.
Along with the basic responsibilities of controlling the efficient and effective production of goods, and overseeing the provision of top-notch services, an operations manager has a deeper responsibility that adds significant value to a product. This is their responsibilities concerning long-term planning.
Long-term planning contributes to the sustained health of the company, their products, and their relationships with consumers. Long-term planning is essential to the continued financial and operational health of a business entity. Long-term planning involves recognizing and planning for new product innovations, product redevelopment, product enhancement, and complementary products that can be sold with an existing successful product and service.
This long-term planning also contributes to continued operational excellence as a company plans for and implements production line upgrades. Long-term planning puts in place the systems, processes, procedures, and resources that continually result in first-rate products that always meet their target market's needs.