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Sem2 Summer 2013

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Summer 2013
MBA II SEMESTERMB 0044 - PRODUCTION AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT - 4 CREDITSAnswers available onwww.smuHelp.com
Note: Answer all questions. Kindly note that answers for 10 marks questions should beapproximately of 400 words. Each question is followed by evaluation scheme.
Q1. Explain the four basic varieties of layouts for manufacturing facilities.
(Process layout 
 –
4 marks; Product layout- 3 marks; Group technology layout 
 –
2 marks; Fixed  position layout 
 –
1 mark)
10 marks
Q2. The major decision areas in supply chain management have both strategic andoperational elements . Explain these decision areas in detail.
(
Location decision
s;
Production decision; Inventory decisions; Transportation decisions- 10 marks, i.e 2.5 marks each)
10 marks
Q3. Business process is a total response that a business undertakes utilizing theresources and delivering the outputs that create a value for the customer. Businessprocess modelling refers to a set of activities undertaken to optimise the businessprocess. Business process modeling can be categorised into two parts
 –
Logicalprocessing modelling and physical process modeling. Explain in detail of the twoprocesses of modeling.
(Logical processing modeling : Definition
 –
1 mark , Steps to be followed to make the work smoother 
 –
2 marks, Explanation of logical process model including what it consists of ,represents, improves and identifies; logical modelling formats ;ways of representing logical  process modeling 
 –
4 marks; physical process modeling including definition, what it deals with ,why objects during physical modelling vary on the database software being used, outcomes- 3marks)
10 marks
Q4. In the recent times, operations are considered from end to end of value chain whichmeans the operations that start from sourcing of materials and other inputs tosuccessful delivery of products to customers or end users. Implementation is theprocess of executing the planned operations. When planning and controlling functionsare put together, we call it as Implementation of Operations. Tools for implemention are aset of specialised techniques which can be standardised for ease of implementation and
control Write a brief note on “implementation of operations” and tools for 
implementation.
(Explanation of planning , controlling 
 –
1 mark; Implementation of operations :Estimating,Routing, Scheduling, Dispatching and Expediting 
 –
5 marks, i.e. 1 mark each , Tools for implementation : Gantt charts
 –
1 mark, Line balancing and line of balance
 –
0.5 marks,Simulation models
 –
1 mark , Proper maintenance and analysis of records
 –
0.5 marks;software
 –
1 mark)
Q5. It is possible to work according to the project plan only by careful monitoring of theproject progress. There are various steps involved in monitoring and controlling aproject from start to end. One of the steps is progress control of a project which can beachieved by completing certain steps. Explain the steps of progress control.
(Monitor performance, Update schedule, Update costs, Re-plan stage schedule, Conduct teamstatus review, Create status report, Create flash report, Project status reports -
10 i.e. 1.25marks each)
10 marks
 
 
Q6. Value analysis is a methodology by which we try to minimise the cost and improvethe revenue of a product or an operation. Value analysis looks at the manufacturingactivities with a view to make the components simpler, processes faster, and theproducts better. Explain the process of value analysis.
(Explanation of steps : Data gathering, Analysis and valuation of functions, Idea generation and evaluation of substitutes, Implementation and regulation
 –
10 marks i.e.2.5 marks each )
10marks
Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 2MB0045
 –
Financial Management - 4 Credits(Book ID: B1628)Assignment- 60 marksAnswers available onwww.smuHelp.com
Note: Answer all questions. Kindly note that answers for 10 marks questions should beapproximately of 400 words. Each question is followed by evaluation scheme.
Q1.
 
Analyse the financial requirements of a FMCG company.
(explanation of FMCG- 2 marks, explanation of the financial requirements of a firm- 8 marks)
10marks Q2.
If you are an investor and are interested in finding out the value of an amountof Rs 10,000 to be received after 15 years, when the interest offered by bank is 9%
,
howwould you calculate?
(Formula- 3 marks; calculation of present value-6 marks; Summary-1 mark)
10 marks
Q3.
 
Explain how NPV leads to better investment decisions rather than other criteria.
(explanation of NPV- 5 marks; explanation of difference of other techniques- 5marks)
10 marksQ4.
List out the various risks that Tata Nano project has faced.
(explanation of sources of risk in capital budgeting- 5marks; explanation of risks faced by Nano-5 marks)
10 marks
Q5.
 
Discuss how a firm can maintain adequate working capital.
(explanation of components of working capital- 3 marks, concepts of working capital-4 marks;objectives and need of working capital 
 –
3marks;)
10 marks
Q6.
 
Annual consumption of raw materials is 40,000 units. Cost per unit is Rs 16 alongwith a carrying cost of 15% per annum. The cost of placing an order is given as Rs 480.Calculate the EOQ.
(formula- 2 marks; Calculation of EOQ- 6marks; interpretation-2 marks)
10 MarksSummer 2013
Answers available onwww.smuHelp.comMaster of Business Administration- MBA Semester 2MB0046
 –
Marketing Management - 4 Credits(Book ID: B 1629) Assignment Set (60 marks)
Note: Answer all questions. Kindly note that answers for 10 marks questions should beapproximately of 400 words. Each question is followed by evaluation scheme.
Q1. Describe the stages in consumer decision making process.
[Stages of decision making(each stage carry 2 marks)-10 marks] 
10 marksQ2. Define Product line and its strategies.
[Definition- 2 marks; Product line strategies(any five strategies)- 8 marks] 
10 marksQ3. Write a short notes on :A. Steps for positioning a product
( steps for positioning- 6 marks) 
 
 
B. Types of target marketing strategies
(Types of Target strategies- 4 marks) 
6+4 = 10 marks
Q4. Write a short notes on : A. Components of Brand Equity
(Components- 4 marks) 
B. Types of Branding strategies with examples
(Types- 3 marks; examples 
 –
3 marks) 
4+3+3= 10 marksQ5. Explain the steps in Business Buying process.
(explanations of Steps 
 –
10 marks) 
10marksQ6. Explain the International Promotions Policy.
[Explanation of promotion policy(each carry two marks)-10 marks] 
10 marks
Answers available onwww.smuHelp.comMaster of Business Administration- MBA Semester 2MB0047
 –
Management Information System-4 Credits(Book ID: B1630)Assignment (60 marks)Note
: Answer all questions. Kindly note that answers for 10 marks questions should not exceed400 words. Each question is followed by evaluation scheme.Q1. Explain DFD & Data Dictionary? Explain in detail how the information requirement isdetermined for an organization?
(Definition for DFD and Data dictionary 
 –
2 marks, example each for DFD and Data dictionary- 2 marks, Explanation of the process- 6 marks)
(7 10 marksQ2. What is MIS? Define the characteristics of MIS? What are the basic Functions of MIS? Givesome Disadvantage of MIS?
( Definition of MIS- 2 Marks, 5 Characteristics of MIS- 5 marks, 6 functions of MIS- 3 marks)
10 marksQ3. Explain Knowledge based system? Explain DSS and OLAP with example?
( Definition of knowledge based system- 5 marks, Explanation on DSS and OLAP- 5 marks)
10 marksQ4. What are Value Chain Analysis & describe its significance in MIS? Explain what is meant byBPR? What is its significance? How Data warehousing & Data Mining is useful in terms of MIS?
(Define and describe- 3 marks, Explaining BPR - 2 marks, Significance- 2 marks, Explaining ondata warehousing and data mining-3 marks)
10 marksQ5. Distinguish between closed decision making system & open decision making system? What
is ‘What –
 
if‘ analysis? Why is more time spend in problem analysis & problem definition as
compared to the time spends on decision analysis?
(comparison- 3 marks, Define what-if analysis
 –
2 marks, Analysis- 5 marks )
10 marksQ6. What is ERP? Explain its existence before and its future after? What are the advantages &Disadvantages of ERP? What is Artificial Intelligence? How is it different from Neural Networks?
(Definition
 –
2 marks, History and future
 –
2 marks, Advantages and disadvantages - 3 marks,Differentiate
 –
3 marks)
Summer 2013
Answers available onwww.smuHelp.comMaster of Business Administration- MBA Semester 2MB0048
 –
Operations Research- 4 Credits(Book ID: B1631)
 Note: Answer all questions. Kindly note that answers for 10 marks questions should be approximately of 400 words. Each question is followed by evaluation scheme.

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