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1 It is the job of operations managers to convince the stakeholders that the investment in plant and equipment is going to enhance the value of the investments already held by them in the organisation. Explain some of the concepts that can be considered in analysing the investment. (ROI;EBIT; ROA; cash flow; EVA- 5 X2 marks =10 marks) 10 marks

2 Explain the regional factors that affect location decision. (Location of raw materials; Location of markets; Labour factors; Climate and taxes – 4 X 2.5 marks= 10 marks) 10 marks

3 Explain the nine fundamental propositions about organisational effectiveness. (Explanation of 9 fundamental propositions — 9 marks; conclusion — 1 mark) 10 marks

4 Describe the seven forms of waste. Explain how 5S’s are used to eliminate them. (Seven forms of waste — 7.5 marks; 5 S — 2.5 marks) 10 marks

5 Discuss the Independent demand item techniques. (Reorder point (or Perpetual) Model — 5 marks; Periodic review models — 5 marks) 10 marks

6 Explain the types of failures that occur in operations. (Design failures; Facilities failures; Staff failures; Supplier failures – 4 X 2.5 marks = 10 marks)


Q1. Differentiate between Commercial and Open Source ERPs software packages. (Differences — 5 marks; Type of organisation/company where is these ERP’s are used — 2 marks; description of one ERP software for each type of ERP — 2marks; conclusion — 1 mark) 10 marks

Q2. For a successful MRP system three types of information are very essential. Describe the types of information. (Master Production Schedule — 3 marks ;Bill of Material — 4 marks ;Inventory Records — 3 marks) 10 marks

Q3. Explain the features, benefits and Limitations of ERP Inventory Management. (Explanation ERP inventory management — 1 mark; features — 3 marks ;benefits — 3 marks; limitations — 3 marks) 10 marks

Q4. What are the activities of Human Resources management systems? (explanation of activities — 10 marks) 10 marks

Q5. Explain any two benefits of an ERP implementation? (5 marks for each benefit) 10 marks

Q6. Who is an ERP vendor and what are his roles? (Explanation of ERP vendor — 4 marks; role — 6 marks) 10 marks


Q1. It is necessary for Supply Chain managers to identify the obstacles to co-ordination in the Supply Chain so that they can take suitable actions that help achieve co-ordination. Explain the major categories of obstacles. (Incentive obstacles; Information processing obstacles; Operational obstacles; Pricing obstacles; Behavioural obstacles — 10 marks, i.e. 2 marks each) 10 Marks

Q2. Write a note on assessment tool. (Planning assessment- 1 mark; Sample Schedule for Conducting an Assessment — 3 marks; Description/Using an of assessment tool — 4 marks; Completing assessment tool-2 marks) 10 Marks

Q3. How can differential advantage be achieved through Supply Chain Management? (Competitive-forces approach — 2 marks; capabilities approach — 6 marks ; conclusion — 2 marks) 10 Marks

Q4. Discuss the five basic components of Supply Chain Management. (5 components X 2 marks =unit 10) 10 Marks

Q5. Explain Relationship Marketing’s impact on firms. (7 impacts X 1.25 = 8.75 marks; conclusion — 1.25 marks) 10 Marks

Q6. The Global Supply Chain Forum (GSCF) framework consists of eight supply chain management processes. Explain them. (8 process X 1.25 marks)


Q1. What is Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS)? How does it help in improving the manufacturing process? (Definition of FMS – 1 mark; Characteristics- 2 marks; Explanation of system designed to produce components — 3 marks; How there is flexibility in the manufacturing process — 2 marks; Components of FMS — 2 marks) 10 marks

Q2. What is Logical Process Modelling and give the comparison between Logical and Physical Modelling? (definition of logical process modeling- 1 mark; steps- 2 marks; explanation of Logical Process Model – 3 marks; logical modelling formats- 1 mark; Comparison Between Logical and Physical Modelling- 3 marks) 10 marks

Q3. Write short notes of Risk management. (Meaning of Risk management risk — 2 marks; management life cycle including diagram-3 marks; risk reduction by noting changes to existing risks and updating in the risk management mode- 3 marks; role or project risk manager and individuals in managing risk- 2 marks) 10 marks

Q4. List out the inventory decision rules for MRP and the benefits and drawbacks of MRP. (Inventory decision rules — 6 marks; benefits — 2 marks; drawbacks — 2 marks) 10 marks

Q5. The v4L learning principles are perfectly blended across all Toyota supply chain management processes to systematically concentrate on the v4L balance. Explain them. (Variety; Velocity; Variability; Visibility — 10 i.e. 2.5 marks each)

Q6. Explain the key elements of Just In Time. (Key elements — 9 marks, i.e. 1 mark each; conclusion — 1 mark)

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