IGNOU MBA Solved Assignment

MS 55 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2019

1. “Integration of supply chain and demand chain can be seen from three angles’’. What are these three angles/ levels? Explain them in brief. 2. What are the fundamental mistakes commonly made while capturing information? How would these mistakes be eliminated in SCM? 3. “Today’s management can’t afford to focus only on company’s performance in a vacuum, there is an emerging requirement to focus on the performance of the extended supply chain or network in which company is a partner’’. Comment! 4. “The distribution problem is concerned with the allocation of goods flow to minimize … [Read more...]

MS 55 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2018

1. Why is it said the, “The new supply chain game is becoming a competition between effective supply networks rather than individual corporations”. 2. Highlight the importance of location in supply chain network. What situations could result due to poor location? 3. What are the essential differences in a B2C and a B2B supply chain? List the respective characteristics that necessitate such differences? 4. What are pull and push strategies? Do you agree that a supply chain is usually a combination of both push and pull? Justify your answer. 5. What are the various modules of SAP … [Read more...]

MS 55 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2017

1. How the chain relationship can contribute to the success of SCM. Is it necessary to extend this relationship beyond the chain, to further achieve the objectives of SCM? 2. What is Bullwhip effect? Explain the various permutations and combinations to reduce this effect in SCM. 3. “ Making changes in a manufacturing company is probably the hardest thing that civilized man has ever set out to achieve”- give your comment on this statement in context with the organization switching to supply chain management. 4. What is the need for Supply Chain Performance Measures? What are the … [Read more...]

MS 55 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2016

1. Every organization has to move materials to support its operations. Take the case of a poultry that deals in eggs, meat products and a range of related goods. What materials are moved in this case? 2. An integrated supply chain is a convenient notion, but it does not reflect real operations. An organization is only really concerned with its own customers and suppliers, and does not have time to consider other organizations further along the chain. Do you think that this is true? 3. Give various supply chain information categories. Give examples of information contained in these … [Read more...]

MS 55 IGNOU MBA Assignments July-Dec 2015

1. “Logistics is the function that is responsible for the flow of materials into, through and out of an organisation”. Elaborate! Take the case of a Book Publisher and describe the input and output of materials from the Logistics point of view. 2. Explain (i) Global sourcing and its advantages and disadvantages (ii) World-class management model with respect to SCM. 3. Write a brief note on the following: a. Electronic commerce b. Electronic Data Interchange c. Bar Coding and Scanning d. Data Warehouse 4. “The most common method for evaluating non-economic factors in a facility … [Read more...]

MS 55 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2014

1. “These are many possible structures for SC, but the simplest view has materials converging on an organization through tiers of suppliers and products diverging through tiers of customers”. Elaborate. 2. What is Bullwhip effect? Explain the various permutations and combinations to reduce this effect in SCM. 3. “The leading supply chain planning (SCP) products generally have many features as compared to ERP software packages” – Give your elaborate remarks on this statement. 4. Identify the need for Performance measurement in Supply Chain Management. Describe various methods and … [Read more...]

MS 55 IGNOU MBA Assignment July – Dec 2013

1. “It is the integration of the business processes of all firms in the supply chain where the real gold can be found”. Do you agree or disagree? Justify your answer. 2. Correlate the practical problems and factors influencing the transportation of a company or carrier. 3. Give an example of a channel assembly supply chain and explain how a third party logistics (3PL) company executes this. 4. What are supply chain performance measure systems? Discuss two frameworks that are used in measuring the performance of supply chains. … [Read more...]