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(b) (i) Trace the history of operations management.

(7)
(ii) What are recent trends in OM.(6)
MODEL EXAMINATION 12. (a) Explain the methods of demand forecasting.
Subject : Operations Management OR
Sub. Code : BA7201 (b) (i) Explain the factors influencing facility location.
Course : I MBA/II Semester Max.Marks:100
Date : 27.04.2017 Time: 01.30Pm-04.30pm (ii) What are the types of facility layout?
13. (a) (i) What are the factors influencing product design?
Part A (ii) Explain the methods to improve productivity.
OR
(10X2=20)
Answer all the Questions (b) (i) The annual sales of a company are given below . Find the
trend values for each of the five years. Also estimate the annual sales
1. What is FSN analysis & FMS?
for 2012 & 2013
2. What is capacity requirement planning?
Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
3. What is reorder level?
4. What is stores management? Sales ( in Rs 000) 50 65 75 52 72

5. What is JIT & KANBAN? (ii) ABC company used simple exponential smoothing method using
6. Differentiate Services & Goods. an exponential smoothing constant of 0.2 ( =0.2) to forecast the
7. What is vendor rating? short term demand. The forecast for the month of July was 500 units,
whereas the actual sales were only 450 units. What is the forecast for
8. What is scheduling & sequencing?
the month of august? Also forecast sales, when ( =0.3).
9. Differentiate facility layout and stores layout.
14. (a) (i)Explain the tools and techniques of inventory control.
10. What do you mean by Gantt charts?
PART B - (5 13 = 65 marks) (ii) What are the objectives of purchasing?
Answer ALL The questions OR
11. (a) (i) Explain the role of operations in strategic management. (b) (i) Explain the scheduling techniques in detail.
(ii) Explain the nature of operations management. (OR) (ii) Write short notes on JIT
15. (a) Determine the optimal sequence of jobs that minimizes the total Part C 1*15= (15 Marks)
elapsed time based on the following information. Also calculate the idle 16. Consider the following table summarizing the details of a
time for three machines and the total waiting time of jobs. project. Draw the network and answer the questions.
i. What is the variance for activity B?
Job A B C D E F G
ii. What is the critical path & estimated time for critical path?
Machine M1 3 8 7 4 9 8 7
iii. What is the probability of completion of the project before week
Machine M2 4 3 2 5 1 4 3
42?
Machine M3 6 7 5 11 5 6 12 iv. Calculate the slack for the events.
(OR ) v. Calculate Total float, free float and independent float for each
(b) Consider the following table summarizing the details of a project activity.
involving 11 activities.
Immediate Optimistic Most likely Pessimistic
Activity
i. Construct the project network. predecessors (weeks) a (weeks) m (weeks) b
ii. Find the expected duration and variance of each activity. A - 6 7 8
iii. What is the critical path & expected project completion? B - 1 2 9
C - 1 4 7
Immediate Optimistic Most likely Pessimistic D A 1 2 3
Activity
predecessors (weeks) (weeks) (weeks) E A,B 1 2 9
A - 4 7 10 F C 1 5 9
B A 2 8 20 G C 2 2 8
C A 8 12 16 H E,F 4 4 4
D B 1 2 3 I E,F 4 4 10
E D,C 6 8 22 J D,H 2 5 14
F C 2 3 4 K I,G 2 2 8
G F 2 2 2
H F 6 8 10
I E,G,H 4 8 12 ********ALL THE BEST*********
J I 1 2 3