Managers of Various Production Departments

Sections Headed by Foreman or Superintendents

Many pioneers in the field of management namely Oliver, Sheldon, Gantt etc. limited the scope of production administration to planning and implementation of work methods and in the opinion of many planning is the primary function of production administration and other functions like production control, progressing etc. comes into existence logically i.e. without planning, there cannot be any activity, no staff will be required and there will be no need of any control.

It is evident from above that in the absence of any clear cut idea about the activities, duties and responsibilities involved in production administration, the term appears to be misleading and confusing. There are different ‘opinions about the phenomenon and the rapid industrial development in diversified fields, a single definition is not sufficient to explain the scope and meaning of production administration.