MS 57 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2017

1. What are the characteristics of planned maintenance? Explain the working of a planned maintenance management system?

2. Explain what is meant by cost absorption and cost apportionment? Illustrate each with two
examples from maintenance department. Discuss the methods of cost absorption and state which method do you consider to be the best and why?

3. What are major components of safety and environmental issues of an enterprise? How do the maintenance goals and objectives take care of safety goals of an organization?

4. Explain the basis of identifying and analyzing a problem, while making use of wear debris monitoring technique? Name some of the instruments used for vibration monitoring?

5. Why are audits important for management systems? What is the main difference between
audits for Safety and Maintenance? State reasons for your opinion as to whether Maintenance
Audit should be mandated by law or not.

6. Write short notes on any four.
(1) Autonomous Maintenance
(2) Effective Planning Procedure
(3) Zero Based Budgeting
(4) Software Selection
(5) Origin of TPM

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