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Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 3
OM0013Advanced Production and Operations Management-4 Credits
(Book ID: B1935)
Assignment (60 Marks)
Note: Answer all questions must be written within 300 to 400 words each.
Each Question carries 10 marks 6 X 10=60
Q1. Answer the following questions:1. Determine the standard production per shift for 8 working hours using
the following data.
Observed time per unit = 10 minutes
Rating factor = 110%
Allowances = 15% of basic time
2. What is production selection? Which factors are considered while
selecting a product?
Answer. 1. OT = 5 Min
Per. Rating. = 110%
Allowances = 15% of NT
NT =
Q2. Write short notes on:
1. Scheduling for services
2. Current trends in industrial location
3. Lead capacity strategy
4. Level production strategy

Answer: 1. Scheduling for Services:

Scheduling Services - a unit of Planning Budget & Analysis - coordinates the use of
space for both university and non-university users. Please call or email our office for
any questions involving scheduling:
Classrooms & Facilities
Recreation Facilities
Theatres &
Q3. What are inputs to MRP (Material Requirements Planning)?
Answer: Inputs of MRP:
1. The master production schedule,
2. The product structure file, and
3. The inventory master file.
Master Production Schedule
The master production schedule (MPS), also called the master schedule, specifies
which end items or finished products a firm is to produce, how many are needed, and
when they are needed. Recall that aggregate production planning creates a similar
schedule for product lines or families, given by months or quarters of a year. The
master production schedule works within the constraints of the production plan but
produces a more specific schedule by individual products. The time frame is more
specific, too. An MPS is usually expressed in days or weeks
Q4. Write short notes on:
1. Stores management
2. Safety stock
Answer: 1. Stores management: A professionally managed Stores has a process and
a space within, to receive the incoming materials (Receiving Bay), keep them for as
long as they are not required for use (Custody) and then to move them out of stores
for use (Issue).
In a manufacturing firm this process
Q5. Answer the following questions:
1. What are the barriers to implementation of total quality management?
2. Give the steps to follow when implementing six sigma in an organization.
Answer: 1. a. Competitive markets

A competitive market is a driving force behind many of the other obstacles to quality.
One of the effects of a competitive market is to lower quality standards to a minimally
acceptable level. This barrier to quality is mainly a mental barrier caused by a
misunderstanding of the definition of quality. Unfortunately, too many companies
equate quality with high cost. Their definition leads to the assumption that a company
cant afford quality. A broader definition needs to be used to look at quality, not only
in the companys product, but in every function of the company.
b. Bad attitudes/abdication of
Q6. What are the elements of JIT? Explain.
Answer. JIT or just in time is a concept that each one of us practices unknowingly
throughout our waking hours. One gets up in the morning just in time to complete the
various actions that constitute the beginning of the day. Whether it is making that cup
of coffee, going down to the gym, or even watering your garden, most of us have
fixed schedules with tasks that need to be completed before moving on to the next
item or beginning our day.
Elements of Just in Time
According to

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