Managerial Process Control...

Managerial Process Control A process is broadly defined as an operation that uses resources to transform inputs into outputs. It is the resource that provides the needed energy to the process for the transformation to occur. In an organization there are two types of processes. One are those processes that create, produce, and delivers products and services while the second type of processes are those which do not produce outputs bur are still necessary in the functioning of the organization. The first group of the processes can be called work processes while the second type of the processes can be called administrative processes. Both the types of the processes are important for the functioning of the organization and need adequate process control activities for their successful implementation. In process control, two types of variable exist. They are manipulated variables which can be adjusted and the controlled variables which are affected by the adjustments. Process control is an important function of the management of an organization. Through process control it is ensured that the activities are under control and are giving the desired results. Process control determines that all the management processes are controllable processes that behave in a predictable manner. It shows that for a given change in the manipulated variable, the process variable responds in a predictable and consistent manner. Process control refers to the methods that are employed for controlling the variables of the management process. It is the control process through which managers assure that actual activities conform to the planned activities. Process control finds out the deviations between the actual performance and the standard performance for taking the necessary steps to prevent such variances in future. It also measures the current performance and guides it towards some predetermined objectives. It...