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Production Department

1. Try to understand the Responsibilities and Duties of Production Managers in


Manufacturing/Services Organizations with emphasis on the following decisions:

Short Term:
Mid Term:
Long Term:
Tactical Decisions:
Operational Decisions:
Strategic Decisions:
2. Identify the different classification of Production System based on
Basis Classifications Identify in your
organization
Type of
Output/Operation
Products
Services
Storage/Transportation
Exchange
Communication
Consumer
goods.
Producer goods
..
Type of Production
System
(Identify and write
briefly
about the
production/services)
Mass Production
Job Shop Production
Batch Production
Continuous Production
Assembly Process
Synthetic Process



3. Identify the type of Product Plant Layout in your organization
i. Product layout ii. Process layout iii. Cellular layout
iv. Hybrid layout v. Fixed Position layout vi. Others

4. For the purpose of improving productivity in the organization the following type of analysis is
used
i. Trend Analysis ii. Horizontal Analysis
iii. Vertical Analysis iv. Budgetary Analysis

5. The Operations decision making is based on the following quantitative methods
i. Algebraic Methods: a. Breakeven b. Benefit/cost c. any other ________
ii. Mathematical Programming: a. Linear b. Non-linear c. Dynamic.
iii. Risk and Uncertainty Methods:
a. Statistical Analysis b. Queuing Methods c. Simulation d. Network Analysis techniques
iv. Decision-making under Uncertainty:
a. Maximin b. Maximax c. Laplace d. Minimax Regret
v. Decision Tree Analysis

6. To Identify the Work-Flow Diagram in the Production
(Diagram to be taken from the concerned Production Authority)

7. To understand the hierarchy in the Production/Operation department. Also Identify their roles
and responsibilities


8. The selection of the right supplier is done by:
i. Specialised trade directories ii. Assistance of professional bodies or consultants iii. The
buyers guide or purchase handbook
iv. Trade fair exhibitions v. Advertisements in specialized trade journals
vi. The manufacturers/distributors catalogue vii. Any Other ____________


9. Identify the inventory technique method used in your organization

i. ABC Analysis ii. HML Analysis iii. VED Analysis iv. FSN Analysis
v. SDE Analysis vi. GOLF Analysis vii. SOS Analysis viii. Any Other_____


10. The type of Capacity Planning in your organization is
i. Design Capacity ii. System Capacity iii. Licensed Capacity
iv. Installed Capacity v. Rated Capacity vi. Any Other _________
11. Routing of raw materials into finished products in your organization is done by the following
method

i. Route Card ii. Work Sheet iii. Route Sheet
iv. Move Order v. Any Other ____________
12. The Scheduling Strategy used in your organization is

i. Detailed Scheduling ii. Cumulative Scheduling iii. Cumulative detailed
iv. Priority decision rules.


13. The Scheduling methodology used in your organization is

i. Gantt Charts and Boards ii. Priority Decision Rules iii. Mathematical Programming
methods a. Linear Programming model b. PERT/CPM network model iv. Any
Other____________.

14. The Quality Control tools used in your organization is

i. Pareto charts ii. Check Sheets iii. Cause and effects
iv. Scatter diagrams v. Histogram vi. Graphs or Flow charts
vii. Control Charts viii. Any Other _________
15. Is your organization ISO Complaint i. Yes ii. No

iii. Any Other ________

16. If ISO Complaint is it

i. ISO 9000 ii. ISO 9001 iii.ISO 9002 iv. ISO 9004

17. Is Quality Circles (QC) present in the organization i. Yes ii. No

If yes what are their roles and responsibilities

18. What kind of maintenance management is undertaken in your organization

i. Breakdown(Reactive) Maintenance ii. Preventive Maintenance
iii. Predictive Maintenance iv. Any Other _________


Kinsey 7s frame work

Mc Kinsey 7s frame work is developed by Robert H waterman and Tom Peters in early 80s.
The basic purpose of this model is to align the internal environment factors for the better and
increased performance of the company. In succinct, this frame work guides the organisation in
the following ways:
Improves the performance of a company by including it in business units, strategic business units
and organisation teams.
Helps to assess and administer changes in the internal environment of the company; precisely to
achieve the organizational objectives.
Examine the likely effects of future changes within the company.
Aligns the various departments and processes during the strategic decision.
Helps in implementation of a proposed strategy.

The elements
can be
classified as:
Hard elements
Soft elements
Strategy Shared values
Structure Skills
Systems Style
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