Third Semester M.Tech. Degree Examination, Dec.2013/Jan.

2014

Agi l e Manuf ac t ur i ng

Time: 3 hrs. Max. Marks:100
Note: Answer any FIVE full questions.

1 a.

b.

What is agile manufacturing? Differentiate between agile manufacturing and lean
manufacturing with examples. (10 Marks)
What are the keys to agility? Why do we need to be agile? Explain with examples. (10 Marks)

2 a.
b.

What are four core concepts of agile manufacturing? Explain with block diagrams. (10 Marks)
How companies should transition from conventional to agile manufacturing systems?
Explain methodology in detail. (10 Marks)

3 a.
b.

What are the past failures of advanced manufacturing? List and explain briefly. (10 Marks)
Explain adaptive model of strategy development and show how it is different from
traditional model. Explain with block diagrams. (10 Marks)

4 a.

b.

How is traditional product costing done? Explain three approaches of absorption costing.
(10 Marks)
Explain three techniques of capital investment appraisal and list the basic disadvantages of
traditional investment appraisal. (10 Marks)

5 a.

b.

What are traditional organizational and control paradigms? List and explain briefly.
(10 Marks)
List and discuss traditional problems in workplace. (10 Marks)

6 a.
b.
c.
Describe open and closed systems with suitable examples. (05 Marks)
Discuss the advantages of open systems over closed systems. (05 Marks)
Describe the joint technical and organizational design with a block diagram. (10 Marks)

7 a.
b.

List the foundations of total enterprise design and explain briefly. (10 Marks)
Explain the design principles of joint technical and organizational design with examples.
(10 Marks)

8 a.

b.

List the issues and problems faced in implementation of agile manufacturing system in an
organization. Explain briefly. (10 Marks)
Explain HCIM (Human and Computer Integrated Manufacturing) reference model with a
block diagram. (10 Marks)


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