MS 57 IGNOU MBA Assignments July – Dec 2018

1. What is reliability centred maintenance? What are the important steps involved in implementing it in any plant?

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. Many organizations have standing conflicts amongst maintenance and production/operations employees. Describe the nature of these conflicts. What are the main causes?

4. What is meant by reliability and explain how it is different from quality? „Availability is a more practical and appropriate measure of equipment performance‟. Discuss.

5. “Under RCM methodology, the problem is not failure at all, it is the consequences of failure”. Discuss.

6. Write the short notes on the following
a) Life Cycle Cost
b) Terotechnology
c) Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)
d) Spare Parts Inventory

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