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Code No: 320201. III B.Tech. II-Semester Supplementary Examination, November 2003

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

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( Common to Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Production Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics, Metallurgy and Material Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Systems Engineering ) Time: 3 hours Max.Marks:80 Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks --1. 2. 3. 4. 5.a) b) 6. a) b) 7. “Management is regarded as an art by some, science by others.” In the light of this statement, explain the exact nature of management. “Planning involves a choice between alternative course of action.” Comment. Explain the steps in plant layout. What are the various merits and demerits of process layout? ‘HRM is dynamic and keeps undergoing transformation’. Discuss. What is materials management? What is its importance in an industrial undertaking? Discuss the scope and objectives of materials management. State the functions of channels of distribution. Explain the various factors affecting the selection of a particular distribution channel. What are the three time estimates needed for PERT analysis and what do they represent? How do you use these estimates to compute the expected activity time and the variance in activity time? What do you understand by optimum cost and optimum duration? Draw a typical cost duration curve and show on it optimum cost and optimum duration.

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Set No:
Code No: 320201. III B.Tech. II-Semester Supplementary Examination November 2003

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

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( Common to Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Production Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics, Metallurgy and Material Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Systems Engineering ) Time: 3 hours Max.Marks:80 Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks --1. 2 3. 4. 5.a) b) 6. a) b) 7. 8. Explain the three different levels of management. Describe the role of management in the changed dynamic environment. What are the various methods of planning? Explain the limitations of planning. Explain the objectives of plant layout. What are the various merits and demerits of process layout? What are the objectives of merit rating? Explain. Define inventory control. Discuss the objectives and functions of inventory control. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having excess inventories? What techniques can improve the overall productivity of a manufacturing unit? What do you understand by ‘partial productivity’ and ‘total productivity’? Explain PERT and its importance in network analysis. What are the requirements for applications of PERT Techniques? What do you understand by cost slope? important for project crashing? How is it determined? How is it

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Set No:
Code No: 320201. III B.Tech. II-Semester Supplementary Examination November 2003

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

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( Common to Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Production Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics, Metallurgy and Material Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Systems Engineering ) Time: 3 hours Max.Marks:80 Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks --1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. a) b) 7. 8. What is an organization? What are the three characteristics of an organization? Distinguish the change between the traditional and modern organizations. What are the principles of planning? Explain different kinds of planning. What is fixed position layout? Explain its advantages and disadvantages. Why is there an increased emphasis on HRM these days? What are the assumptions and basic components of the inventory system? Discuss the significance of each component with the help of a diagram. How is ‘Standard time’ computed? Write a brief note on ‘Predetermined Motion and Time systems’ “PERT provides the framework with which a project can be described, scheduled and then controlled. “ Discuss. Define the terms: (a) Normal Cost (b) Crash Cost (c) Normal Time (d) Crash Time.

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Set No:
Code No: 320201. III B.Tech. II-Semester Supplementary Examination November 2003

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

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( Common to Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Production Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics, Metallurgy and Material Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Systems Engineering ) Time: 3 hours Max.Marks:80 Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks --1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Assess the contributions of management to the development of management thought. How did Taylor propose to modify the functioning of foremen? What do you understand by planning? State the main characteristics of managerial planning. What factors should be taken into account in deciding the location of: (a) Sugar Mill (b) Textile Mill. Compare and contrast Job evaluation Vs. Merit rating. What is meant by inventory? What is the need for inventory control at different stages of production? What are the different costs involved in maintaining inventory? Define ‘Work measurement’ and narrate the objectives of work measurement. What are the steps required in making ‘Time Study’? Define “Critical Path”, “Slack Time” and “Dummy Activity” with reference to PERT and CPM. How can uncertainty be incorporated in PERT models? Define the term direct cost and indirect cost as applicable to cost of a project.

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