Master of Business Administration - Semester 4 OM0017 - Advanced Production Planning and Control Assignment: Set- 1 (60 Marks

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Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions. 1. Explain briefly the main tasks of dispatching, inspecting, expediting, evaluating and controlling inventory and so on by production controls department.
Functions/Tasks and Control Activities in Production In each of the production processes, activities can be segregated and grouped into three main distinct stages, namely: · Pre-Planning. · Planning. · Production Control. Figure 3.2 explains the distinctive stages of production control activity.

Figure 3.2: Three Distinctive Stages of Production Control activity The figure 3.2 indicates the total activities of these three distinctive stages and also how each function interacts with the others for smooth functioning. Functions/Tasks at pre-planning stage Pre-Planning covers the analysis of data and outlines the basic planning policy based on sales reports, market research and product development and design. Pre-planning is a PPC responsibility in which the collection of data on materials, machines, manpower availability, scope of work, capacity and so on are to be created. Functions/Tasks at planning stage In the Planning stage, the function concentrates on: · Materials to be used for the product being produced as planned. · Methods to be adopted to produce that particular product.

· Machine/ equipment to be allocated and its capacity to produce. · Routing, estimating, loading and scheduling activities. Machine loading as per the capacity and their capability assessment of performance is done in conjunction with routing for smooth workflow. · Materials: It is the responsibility of the planners to ensure that the required raw materials/components/semi-finished items are available before release of work orders and start of production. Here the duties include tightening up specification of materials, its availability to the quantity required/delivery date of expected incoming materials, standardisation and reduction in variety, procurement processes and coordination with inspection.

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2. Explain briefly the functions of planning in “Facility Planning” for production activities? 3. What are the merits and demerits of batch production? Briefly explain the salient features of PPC for Job production. 4. How do you classify forecasts? Explain Time Series Methods. 5. Explain inventory Management and Control. List the benefits of inventory control. 6. Define deterministic model of inventory control. Explain how economic order quantity can be calculated by model 1. Spring 2012

Master of Business Administration - Semester 4 OM0017 - Advanced Production Planning and Control Assignment: Set - 2 (60 Marks)

Note: Each Question carries 10 marks. Answer all the questions. 1. Write a note on: a) Lean Manufacturing and b) Agile Manufacturing

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2. Differentiate between forward and backward scheduling. Explain automation and the drawbacks associated with automation 3. Explain in brief about Priority Rules for Scheduling? 4. Bring out the differences between productivity and flexibility. And is productivity compromised by introducing flexibility in the manufacturing process? Comment 5. Explain in brief the Goldratt’s “Theory of constraint” and the five focused steps of TOC recommended for solving the constraints/ problems. 6. Explain make or buy decisions and when it is appropriate to consider each respectively.

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