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Q. 1. Explain in detail the framework of planning, organizing and control decisions in production systems. Give suitable examples to explain the framework.
Answer. Planning is a crucial aspect of many applications which are....... management as a continuous process of planning, Organizing and controlling.....
Q. 2. What are the major techniques of work measurement? Discuss two important techniques with suitable examples.
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......
Q. 3. 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.
Answer. The Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) is a network model that allows for randomness in activity completion times....... For example, a PERT chart could outline the steps required for your department to meet its.....
4. Explain the basic concept of value engineering. Choose any product, system or procedure that you are conversant with and apply the value tests to find out if there is a scope for value improvement in it.
Answer. Value Engineering is a function oriented, systematic team approach and study to provide value in a product...... Value Engineering is a conscious and explicit set of disciplined procedures designed to seek out optimum.....
5. Explain the following in brief:
a. Systematic waste reduction procedure
b. Wastivity Indices
c. Gross Wastivity
d. Taxonomy of waste
Answer. Wastivity of the system is defined as the ratio of the waste to the input........... Wastivity indices are calculated for labour, material, energy, space, and capital input.....
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Q. Write a short note on Job dsign.
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.......