MS 53 IGNOU MBA Assignments Jan – June 2019

1. What do you understand by the term forecasting? Explain the steps in forecasting process.

2. What is job design? What are the various traditional engineering techniques and behavioural approaches of job design? Explain behavioural approaches in detail.

3. “Several rules have been developed to decide the next job to be selected from amongst the various jobs waiting for loading on the machine”. Discuss these rules? Also explain the general principles of scheduling.

4. “As per major activity groups involved in materials management in any manufacturing organization, several issues emerge, which need to be considered while discharging its functions”. What are these issues? Explain in brief.

5. Write short notes on any three of the following:-
(a) Upcoming issues of Production systems.
(b) Operations sub-systems that need forecasting.
(c) Conventional approach for developing product layout
(d) Just-in-time (JIT)
(e) Chronic and Sporadic Losses

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