The Operations (Ops) department is responsible for efficiently allocating the resources of the duty station. They are constantly in contact with all other departments. Duties include assigning docking space for visiting ships: ensuring that replicators are sufficiently stocked; keeping an accurate inventory of cargo holds; making sure that all other departments have the equipment they need. The Ops department essentially makes sure that the duty station has the resources it needs to carry out its missions and daily functions. The head of the department is called the Chief Operations Officer (COO), Chief of Operations, or Operations Manager (OM).