Production Management- Differentiate between Loading and Scheduling. Is a clear-cut distinction between the two possible under all production situations? If so where

Differentiate between Loading

 Production Management


Q1. Identify the appropriate level of risk for the following items and justify your answer.

a) Space Shuttle
b) X-ray machine
c) Camera
d) Canned soup
e) Pencil
f) Computer keyboard
g) Chair
h) Running shoe
i) Automobile
j) Fresh vegetables
k) Child’s toy
l) Golf club
m) Baby food
n) Restaurant food

Q2. The bearing department is planning their schedule for the following week. They need an understanding of last week’s performance. The schedule called for two 8-hour shifts per day for five days. Downtime charged to production averaged 76 minutes per day. Downtime charged to maintenance averaged 135 minutes per day. Calculate the actual running time and the percentage of available time.

Q3. a) Does exponential smoothing track a trend in the demand satisfactorily? What is  the reason?
b) How would forecasting be useful for operations in a BPO unit? What factors may be important for this industry? Discuss

Q4. a) Would a six sigma implementation involve significant financial investment? Discuss
b) Can total organizational satisfaction be achieved while a company is also aiming for key business results? Is there a conflict in these two goals? Discuss.

Q5. How would have good production & Operations Management Practices averted the terrible Bhopal Gas strategy? Research & Discuss

Q6. Differentiate between Loading and Scheduling. Is a clear-cut distinction between the two possible under all production situations? If so where is it possible & where is it not possible?

Q7. What are the advantages of the HMMS model over the Linear programming model? The HMMS.and other sophisticated models have not been very popular in practice. What may be the reasons?

Q8. What is the scope of purchasing activities? Where would you fit purchasing in the materials management function? In the Organizational structure, where should purchasing be fitted?

i) in a single plant situation
ii) in a multiple plant situation

Q9. Some say that we need a “national level job evaluation” in India. Can you envisage the issues involved? Is it possible to do such a national level exercise? How would you proceed in this regard?

Q10. How can work study be used for arriving at
i) Manufacturing Budget
ii) Production Plan
iii) Personnel Policies
iv) Materials Planning? Explain.



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