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  • Version: 2018 Jan - June

Soft Copy: Yes
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University: IGNOU
Course: Master of Business Administration

Q&A of Ignou Mba MS-05 Solved Assignment 2018 - Management of Machines and Materials

Q. It is generally felt that “rural areas are good for locating large plant, semi-urban areas for locating medium-sized plants, and urban areas for small-scale plants”. Comment.


Q. (a) Define job design. How has management viewed job design since the industrial revolution?


Q. (b) List the important factors that must be addressed in job design and briefly discuss the importance of each one.


Q. Under what circumstances would you use PERT as opposed to CPM in project management? Give some example of projects where each would be more applicable than the other.


Q. What do you understand by acceptance sampling? In what situations it is used? Briefly discuss the sampling plans.

Q. "Inventory management for slow moving expensive items should focus more on lead time reduction than anything else". Critically examine the statement.


6. Write short notes on any three of the following:
(a) Intermittent flow processes
(b) Uses of work sampling
(c) Helgeson and Birnie Method of line balancing
(d) Benefits of value engineering
(e) Objectives of codification.

Product Details: MS-05 Solved Assignment 2018

Course: IGNOU MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Session: Jan - June 2018 or July - Dec
Subject: Management of Machines and Materials

Ignou Mba MS-05 Assignments - Old Sample Answers

Q. Write a short note on Job design.
Answer. Job design involves deciding on the content of jobs, that is, the responsibilities, duties or tasks that should be grouped together in a single job. This means analysing the overall task which the team exists to achieve in order to establish the activities that need to be carried out, and dividing these activities between the members of the team................. Deciding on the content of a job starts from work requirements because that is why the job exists. When the tasks to be done have been determined it is then necessary to consider how the jobs can be set up to provide the maximum degree of intrinsic motivation for those who have to carry them out with a view to improving performance and productivity........... The elements of job design fall into three categories: an analysis of the tasks included in the job, employee requirements, and the environment in which the job takes place. These categories address the questions of how the job is performed, who does it, and where it is done.......

Q. What are the major techniques of work measurement?
Answer. Work measurement is the application of techniques designed to establish the time for an average worker to carry out a specified........ There are various ways in which work may be measured and a variety of techniques have been established......

Historical Times: One of the popular low-cost way to determine workplace productivity is by historical times. In this technique, production records and timecards are examined to find out how long a task had taken to complete previously. Though the data is easily recovered, it is not regarded as objective and is not a suggested way to measuring tasks. People, equipment and other work factors have a tendency to change even over short periods of time.

Workplace Sampling: Work or activity sampling is dependant on the postulation that the best predictor of future practice is observed behavior under analogous conditions. This type of tests need the subject to undertake tasks comparable to those accomplished on the job. Work sample tests utilize equipment that is the same or considerably like the actual equipment employed to perform a particular task. Under a small business environment, this may range from the use of a particular software program on the job..... to get help for Ignou Mba ms-05 solved assignment 2018 Jan - June or July - Dec email or call us.

Q. Write a note on PERT and CPM in project management.
Answer. Project Evaluation Review Technique and Critical Path Method (CPM) are scheduling techniques employed to plan, schedule, budget and control the numerous activities connected with projects. Projects are often huge, sophisticated, custom products which incorporate many interrelated activities to be performed either concurrently or sequentially. The planning horizon for PERT/CPM usually stretches beyond the six-month time frame of traditional short-range planning utilized in the other production processes. Utilizing PERT/CPM requires splitting the total project into a number of individual activities with identifiable time requirements. Each activity needs to be completed as part of the total work to be done.

Both CPM and PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) provide the user with project management tools to plan, monitor, and update their project as it progresses. There are several similarities and differences between the two, however.

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