Industrial production must have excellent communication skills so they can work with managers from other departments, as well as with the company’s senior-level management.
To keep the production process running smoothly, industrial production managers must motivate and direct the employees they manage.
Production managers must be able to identify problems immediately and solve them. For example, if a product has a defect, the manager determines whether it is a onetime problem or the result of the production process.
To meet production deadlines, managers must carefully manage their employees’ time as well as their own.Industrial production managers work closely with managers from other departments as well. For example, the procurement (buying) department orders the supplies that the production department uses. A breakdown in communication between these two departments can cause production slowdowns. Industrial production managers also communicate with other managers and departments, such as sales, warehousing, and research and design.