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Sourashtra College::Madurai

Department of Management Studies


MBA Programme (2012-2014)
II Semester - Internal Test III

Operations Management
Time: 2Hrs
Marks:25
Part A
Answer any FIVE Questions

Marks 5

x3=5

1)

Explain about the scope & Objectives of Operations Management.

2)

a) Describe the various objectives of Production Planning and Control.


b) Explain the functions of Routing, scheduling and dispatching.

3)

a) What factors are taken into consideration while selecting plant layout.
b) Distinguish between fixed position layout and line layout.

4)

Define the term Work Measurement. What is its importance in Production Management?
Discuss the various techniques of work Measurement.

5)

a) Brief about the concept of Inventory Management and EOQ.


b) Explain Budgeting control and its importance in Operations Management.

6)

Brief about CRP and MRP.

7)

Explain the following


a) Kanban

b) AQL

c) Unit Load Concept


Part B
COMPULSORY

1)

Calculate the sequence & Makespan using Johnsons Rule


Jobs
1
2
3
4
5
6

2)

Marks 2x5=10

M1
8
9
6
7
11
1

M2
5
6
2
13
12
2

M3
4
9
8
6
5
3

M4
4
5
4
5
4
4

The annual demand for an item is 5000, the ordering cost is Rs. 400/- per order. The
inventory carrying cost is 25% of the purchase price per unit. The price breaks are as
follows:QTY
Price
0 Q1 1200
1200 Q2 2000
2000 Q3

10
9
8

Sourashtra College::Madurai
Department of Management Studies
MBA Programme (2012-2014)
II Semester - Internal Test II

Operations Management
Time: 2Hrs
Marks:25
Part A
Answer ALL Questions

Fill in the blanks :


Marks=5x1=5
1) Operations are concerned with ___________while marketing is concerned
with____________.
A)
demand, quality
B)
efficiency, cost
C)
supply, demand
D)
demand, supply
2)
A)
C)

The achievement of high quality is most closely related to ________________.


repetitive operations.
B)
design specifications
service operations
D)
customer needs.

3)
A)
B)
C)
D)

The Delphi Method


relies on the power of written arguments.
requires resolution of differences via face-to-face debate.
is mainly used as an alternative to exponential smoothing.
none of the above.

4)
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)

The responsibilities of Production and operations manager include


planning, organizing, staffing, procuring, and reviewing
planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling
forecasting, designing, accounting and financing
marketing, selling, advising and auditing
none of the above

5)
A)
C)
D)
E)

During the mass-production era of operations:


standardisation of production was possible B) high-volume production was possible
high-volume, standardised production was possible
work was largely based on multi-skilled artisans
intensive training was required.
Part B
Answer ALL Questions

Marks=5x3=15

1) Briefly describe the term Production/Operations Management. Describe also the


production/operations function and the nature of production/operations managers job?
2) What is the basis of selecting a production system such as Batch production, Mass
production or Flexible manufacturing system. Explain all factors to be Considered.
3) Explain the principles of plant layout and functional aspects of a factory building. What
is the effect of a bad layout?
4) Production Planning and Control is the key to the success of a business organisation.
Discuss the statement listing the various functions carried out
5) Explain various types of manufacturing methods , their basis of selection &
characteristics.
Part C 1)

COMPULSORY

Marks=5x1=5

Calculate :
Syed and Co auto industry estimated that it would sell 15,000 units of wires. If the
ordering cost is Rs 250/- per order and the carrying cost is 25% per year of the purchase
price per unit Rs.50/-. Calculate
EOQ
No. of order per year
Time taken between successive orders