IGNOU MBA Solved Assignment

MS 5 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2018

1. In the present age of modern management and improved technology, what are the major strategic and operational decisions of production and operations management? 2. How can the relationships of different departments be considered in preparing a layout? Prepare a REL chart for the different departments of a typical hospital. 3. What is work design? What are its constituents? Explain using a schematic diagram. What is job design? What are the behavioral aspects in job design? 4. Service organizations usually have to be provided with a higher capacity than the estimated annual or … [Read more...]

MS 5 IGNOU MBA Assignments Jan – June 2018

1. It is generally felt that “rural areas are good for locating large plant, semi-urban areas for locating medium-sized plants, and urban areas for small-scale plants”. Comment. 2. (a) Define job design. How has management viewed job design since the industrial revolution? (b) List the important factors that must be addressed in job design and briefly discuss the importance of each one. 3. Under what circumstances would you use PERT as opposed to CPM in project management? Give some example of projects where each would be more applicable than the other. 4. What do you understand by … [Read more...]

MS 5 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2017

1. (a) Enumerate the basic types of plant layouts. How does a cellular layout differ from a process layout? (b) What are the different factors that should be considered for designing a plant layout? 2. What do you understand by work sampling technique? Highlight some uses of work sampling. What are the steps usually required in conducting a work sampling study. 3. (a) What is the distinctive feature of job production as compared to mass and batch production systems? (b) Give three examples form your daily life of job production systems. 4. Describe the following, with … [Read more...]

MS 5 IGNOU MBA Assignments Jan – Jun 2017

1. “Product development and design is basically a research and development activity”. Elaborate the statement with suitable examples. 2. What is work sampling? Why is it called a fact-finding tool? Describe some uses of work sampling. 3. Practical job shops are much more complicated and may have hundreds o f matching centres and thousands of jobs. Comment! Why do we resort to priority dispatching rules for sequencing jobs at each machine centre? Describe these rules. 4. How can FAST diagram act as a Value Engineering tool. Explain the basic methodology of FAST diagrams with the help … [Read more...]

MS 5 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2016

1. There are many stages involved in bringing a new output to the market. Why can’t the stages be performed in smooth sequence. 2. What do you understand by work study, method study and work measurement? Highlight the basis steps involved. 3. What is batch production? Under which circumstances it is used? Discuss some features of batch production. 4. Briefly discuss the terms:- 1) Acceptance Sampling 2) Process Control Charts 5. Discuss some of the important and frequently used systems for Stores Accounting. … [Read more...]

MS 5 IGNOU MBA Assignments Jan – June 2016

1. Describe an Intermittent Flow Process. Highlight its characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. 2. What is work sampling? Describe the steps usually required in conducting a work sampling study. 3. Explain Kilbridge and Wester method for obtaining a good balance for an assembly line balancing problem. 4. Why are suppliers sometimes helpful in value analysis programs? How can they help? Does it violate your concept of good business ethics to involve them in your problems? 5. Discuss the major functions of stores in an organization. What are the advantages and disadvantages of … [Read more...]

MS 5 IGNOU MBA Assignments July-Dec 2015

1. Why is it more difficult to increase productivity of a service system as compared to a production system? Elaborate by giving suitable examples. 2. What is the importance of materials handling in designing a layout? How will you go about selecting the materials handling system? 3. It is usually presumed that ‘resistance to change is a characteristic attributed to people’. What would be your personal reactions, if some work design analyst came to your work station to conduct a study of your work? 4. What is the distinctive feature of job production as compared to mass and batch … [Read more...]

MS 5 IGNOU MBA Assignments Jan-June 2015

1. Explain in detail the framework of planning, organizing and control decisions in production systems. Give suitable examples to explain the framework. 2. What are the major techniques of work measurement? Discuss two important techniques with suitable examples. 3. Under what circumstances would you use PERT as opposed to CPM in project management? Give some example of projects where each would be more applicable than the other. 4. Explain the basic concept of value engineering. Choose any product, system or procedure that you are conversant with and apply the  value tests to find … [Read more...]

MS 5 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2014

1.a) Explain the Product Selection and stages involved therein. b) What is producibility? How does it affect product selection? 2. a) Define job design. How has management viewed job design since the industrial revolution? b) List the important factors that must be addressed in job design and briefly discuss the importance of each one. 3. What do you understand by slack? Construct an example and show how you can use the knowledge of slacks for better project management. 4. What is the fundamental difference between the use of acceptance sampling plans and process control … [Read more...]

MS 5 IGNOU MBA Assignments Jan – June 2014

1. Explain in detail the framework of planning, organizing and controlling the decisions in production systems. Give suitable examples to explain the framework. 2. Explain key issues that govern the selection of process in a manufacturing set up. 3. What are the major techniques of work measurement? Discuss two important techniques with suitable examples. 4. Under what circumstances would you use PERT as opposed to CPM in project management? Give some example of projects where each would be more applicable than the other. 5. Explain the basic concept of value engineering. Choose … [Read more...]