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MB0044, MB0044 - Production and Operation Management ,Spring 2013

MB0044, MB0044 - Production and Operation Management ,Spring 2013

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(Spring/Feb 2013)Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 2MB 0044 - Production and Operation Management (4 credits)(Book ID: B1627 )ASSIGNMENT- Set 1Marks 60 Note: Assignment Set -1 must be written within 6-8 pages. Answer all questions.Q1. State the important considerations for locating an automobile plant. 10 marks
Answer : To locate an automobile company or plant many thing should be consider. For anautomobile plant automated flaw lines, automated assembly lines, flexible manufacturing systems,global transition rapid prototyping. Building manufacturing flexibility things are necessity.About the automated flow lines we can say it is a machine which is linked by a transfer system whichmoves the parts by using handling machines which are also automated, we have an automated flowline.Human intervention ma is needed to verify that the operations are taking place according tostandards. When these can be achieved with the help of automation and the processes areconducted with self regulation, we will have automated flow lines established.In fixed automation or hard automation, where one component is manufactured using servicesoperations and machines it is possible to achieve this condition. We assume that product life cyclesare sufficiently stable to interest heavily on the automate flow lines to achieve reduces cast per unit.Product layouts ate designed so that the assembly tasks are performed in the sequence they aredesigned at each station continuously. The finished item came out at the end of the line.In automated assembly lines the moving pallets move the materials from station to station andmoving arms pick up parts, place them at specified place and system them by perusing, riveting, &crewing or even welding. Sensors will keep track of their activities and move the assembles to thenext stage.The machines are arranged in a sequence to perform operations according to the technicalrequirements.The tools are loaded, movements are effected, speeds controlled automatically without the need for
worker’s involvement.
 The flexibility leads to better utilization of the equipments. It reduces the numbers of systems andrids in reduction of investment as well as a space needed to install them. One of the major cancersof modern manufacturing systems is to be able to respond to market
Demands which have uncertainties.
Prototyping is a process by which a new product is developed in small number so as to determinethe suitability of the materials, study the various methods of manufactured, type of machinery
required and develop techniques to overcome problems that may be encountered when full scalemanufacture is undertaken.Prototypes do meet the specification of the component that enters a product and performance canbe measured on these.It helps in con be reforming the design and any shortcomings can be rectified at low cost.Flexibility has three dimensions in the manufacturing field. They are variety, volume and time. Theirdemands will have to be satisfied. In that sense they become constraints which restrict themaximization of productivity. Every business will have to meet the market demands of its variousproducts in variety volumes of different time.Flexibility is also needed to be able to develop new products or make improvements in the productsfast enough to cater to shifting marker needs.Manufacturing systems have flexibility built into them to enable organization meet global demand.You have understood how the latest trends in manufacturing when implemented help firms to stay ahead in business.
Q2. Explain essentials of Project Management Philosophy 10 marks(300-400 words)
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