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Manufacturing & Operations Management Question Papers

These are Manufacturing & Operations Management Question Papers for reference. We have referred to previous years question Papers of Pune University to create these sets.

These MOM question paper will help management students from MBA, MMS, PGDM, BBA, BBM, Bcom and Mcom courses.


Ref. SPPU/M’8

Q1) Narrate the contributions of various pioneers to the development of  Operations Management up to the Quality revolution. According to you, which are the most important and valuable and why?

Q2) Explain in detail all the functions of manufacturing management which are responsible for controlling the cost of production and increase profitability.

Q3) Explain how production control functions are carried out in Mass Production (Give examples).

Q4) Explain the principles of ‘plant layout’ and functional aspects of a factory building. What is the effect of a bad layout?

Q5) What are control charts? How can they be used to control quality? How are the upper and lower limits decided?

Q6) Define ‘Standard Time’ for an operation. How is it determined and used to give an incentive bonus to a worker?

Q7) Explain the importance of Preventive Maintenance, and basis of Maintenance Planning.

Q8) The following information has been gathered for a project.

Activity   Duration     Immediate Predecessors
A               10                    —
B               9                       —
C               12                     A
D               14                     B
E                20                     B
F                15                     A
G                30                    C
H                25                    D
I                   6                 E,G,H
J                   5                    F,I

a) Draw the Network Diagram for the Project.

b) Determine the critical path and its duration.

c) Compute slack, earliest start time & earliest finish time.

Set 2

Ref. SPPU/D’8

Q. 1) Trace the historical development of Manufacturing Management beginning from the division of labour to quality revolution and environment control.

Q. 2) Discuss the advantages & disadvantages of selecting a site for plant in urban, rural & semi-urban area.

Q. 3) Explain the essentials of good layout and factors which are needed to be considered
while adopting a particular type of layout.

Q. 4) What is the basis of selecting a production system such as Batch production, Mass production or Flexible manufacturing system. Explain all factors to be considered.

Q. 5) ‘Production Planning and Control is the key to the success of a business organisation’. Discuss the statement listing the various functions carried out under production planning & control and their purpose in brief.

Q. 6) A municipal bus service in a metropolitan city is continuously facing problems of availability of buses due to frequent breakdowns. Suggest a maintenance system to improve the situation.

Q. 7) Write short notes on (any three):

a) Impo11ance of Inspection
b) SQC
c) O. C. Curve
d) Acceptance sampling
e) Standard Time

Q. 8) The activities of a project and estimated time in days for each activity are given

Activity                  Duration
(in days)
1-2                             3
2-3                             4
2-4                             4
2-5                             5
3-7                             4
4-5                              2
4-7                              2
5-6                                     3
6-7                                     2

a) Draw Network Diagram

b) Calculate project duration & determine the critical path

c) Determine slack for each activity.

Set 3

Ref. SPPU/M’9

Instructions to the candidates:-

1) Attempt any five questions.

2) All questions carry equal marks.

Q1) Discuss various phases in the evolution from manufacturing to operation management with the contribution given by operation management philosophers therein.

Q2) What are the different types of layout? How should an organisation decide on, which layout to choose?

Q3) State the importance and types of maintenance? What is spare part management? Explain.

Q4) a) What is an OC curve? Give the various elements of the OC curve?

b) Discuss the advantages of Sampling Inspection.

Q5) What do you mean by work-study? Discuss the flow process chart with the application.

Q6) What are the types of industries. Give merits and demerits of various methods of manufacturing?

Q7) Write a short note on (any two)

a) Lean production system.

b) Plant Location

c) Six Sigma

d) X and R chart.

Q8) Consider the following data for project

The estimated duration of Activity in days Activity Optimistic

Time Most likely
Time Pessimistic

Time 1 – 2 1 2 3 1 – 3 2 2 8 2-4 6 7 8 2-5 1 2 3 3-4 1 4 7 4-6 1 5 9 4-5 1 2 3 5-7 1 2 3 6-7 1 2 9

a) Draw the network diagram and identify the critical path.

b) Calculate project duration and total float for each activity.

c) Calculate the standard deviation for the critical path.

Set 4

Ref. SPPU/O’9

Q1)  Consider the following data for the project. The estimated duration of Activity in days  Activity Optimistic
Time Most likely
Time Pessimistic
Time 1-2 2 5 8 1-4 4 19 28 1 – 5 5 11 17 2-3 3 9 27 2-6 3 6 15 3-6 2 5 14 4-6 3 6 15 5-7 1 4 7 5-8 2 5 14 6-8 6 12 30 7-8 2 5 8

a) Draw network diagram and identify the critical path.

b) Calculate the standard deviation of the critical path.

c) Calculate total float for each activity.

Q2)  What is work-study? Explain the following incentive scheme.

a) Halsey Incentive scheme.

b) Rowan Incentive scheme.

c) Taylor Incentive scheme.

Q3)  “Production is not a application of tools to materials but is the application of Logic to work”

Explain the statement with example based on Indian experience.

Q4)  Discuss in detail the historical phases in the development of MOM?

Q5) What are control charts? Explain various control charts with their advantages and application.

Q6)  a) Where does PPC fit in manufacturing organisation?

b) “PPC is a hub around which all other functions revolve” Justify the statement

Q7) Write a short note on (Any two):

a) Equipment Replacement Problem.

b) Plant Layout.

c) Batch Manufacturing.

d) Theory of constraints.

Q8)  What is Plant Location? What are the factors affecting location decision?

Set 5

Ref: SPPU/M’7

Q1) Explain the nature and scope of manufacturing management from an economics point of view.

Q2)  Explain various types of manufacturing methods, their basis of selection & characteristics.

Q3) Discuss the Merits and Demerits of locating manufacturing facilities

a)     Close to markets

b)      Close to the source of raw materials.

Q4) Narrate the functions of production planning and control. Explain their objective Clearly.

Q5) Explain how to prevent machinery breakdown, which interrupts regular production And result in ‘LOSSES’.

Q6) a) Differentiate between Inspection and Quality Control.

b) Explain control charts and its importance.

Q7) Define work-study, state its objective and describe various techniques employed.

Q8) Following table gives activities and relevant important of project.

Activity      optimistic        duration in days Most likely          pessimistic

1-2      30        44         54
1-3      8          12         16
2-3      1          2           3
2-4      2          3           5
3-4      8           10         12
4-5      14        22         25
4-6       3          7           11
5-6      6         9            18

a)     Draw a network diagram.

b)      Compute project completion time.

c)      Identify critical path.

Set 6

Ref. SPPU/O’6

Q1) a) Enlist the functions and objectives of Manufacturing Management and explain each BRIEFLY. [8]

b) State the contributions made by F.W.Taylor and Adam Smith in the development of Manufacturing Management. [6]

Q2) a) What are the costs associated with machine-break-down. [6]

b) Explain in the brief concept of Preventive Maintenance. How should the Preventive Maintenance System be planned?   [8]

Q3) Following are the activities of a project:

Activity               Immediate                              Activity time in weeks
Predecessor             Most                Most     Most
Activity                  Optimistic       Likely   Pessimistic
A                        None                           4                      7             13
B                         A                                6                      9             11
C                         A                                5                      7             09
D                         B                                3                      5             07
E                          C                               7                      8             10
F                          D                               2                      3             05
G                          E                               6                      7             08
H                         F&G                          2                      3             04

a) Calculate the expected time of each activity                                        [3]

b) Draw the network and indicate the expected time on each activity.     [7]

c) Compute the earliest completion time of the project.                          [2]

d) Identify the critical path in the diagram.                                               [2]

Q4) a) Distinguish between inspection and Quality Control.                                          [6]

b) What is acceptance sampling? Explain the terms of Producer’s risk and the consumer’s risk. [8]

Q5) Work-Study can be divided into two distinct functions, namely method Study and

Work Measurement. Describe what is meant by each and explain.  [4]

a) Man-Machine chart.   [6]

b) The terms standard time & normal time.     [4]

Q6) a) Explain the term scheduling in Production Planning.  [4]

b) What are the different types of scheduling?    [4]

c) What considerations will you apply in “Scheduling” the jobs in Job-Production. [6]

Q7) Describe the factors RELEVANT to the following activities while selecting a location for

a) Food-Processing plant.  [7]

b) A software park.  [7]

Q8) Write short notes (Any three) :   [14]

a) Process.:-flow-chart.

b) Control charts in Q.C.

c) Spare- parts for maintenance.

d) Despatching in Production Control.  [14]

Set 7

Ref. SPPU/O’6

Q1 Trace the historical development of Manufacturing management beginning from Division of Labour to quality revolution and environmental control.

Q2) Explain all the functions of Manufacturing management.

Q3) What is the basis of selecting a production system such as Batch production, Mass production or Flexible manufacturing system. Explain all factors considered.

Q4) Assuming that the location of a plant is already decided and enough land area is available, explain the methodology of a detailed plant layout.

Q5) ‘Production, planning and control function involves balancing between ‘Priority’ (Demand) and capacity (Resources)’. Discuss the statement.

Q6) Compare CPM and PERT method for project management. What do you understand by ‘Network crashing’?

Q7) a)  Explain the importance of corrective maintenance & preventive maintenance.

b) Write a note on spare pat1S management.

Q8) Write Short notes on any three:

a) Work sampling.

b) Toyota system of Lean Production.

c) Importance of Inspection.

d) Functional aspects of a factory building.

e) Standard time for an operation.

Set 8

Ref. SPPU/O’6’OP

Q1) Explain the objectives of ‘Production & operations management and methods employed to achieve these objectives.

Q2) What is the basis of selection of a manufacturing method? Explain in brief \ the key characteristics of different types of manufacturing methods.

Q3) Explain the principles and characteristics of a ‘Product, layout’ & Process (Functional) layout with a neat diagram.

Q4) Explain those functions of Production Planning & Control which enable a company to control cost of Production & Capacity utilization.

Q5) Write short notes on any three:

a) Aggregate Planning

b) Line Balancing

c) Scheduling

d) Critical Path Method.

Q6) Explain how to prevent Machinery Breakdowns which interrupt regular production?

Q7) Explain the methodology of ‘Work Measurement’. Why is it necessary?

Q8) Explain traditional methods of Inspections versus statistical quality control methods.

Set 9

Ref. SPPU/O’5

Q-1) Critically evaluate the contribution of various experts in the development of Manufacturing and operation management and State the relevance of these contributions in the present business scenario.

Q-2) “Good plant layout not only optimizes the space utilization but reduces material Handling cost” Elaborate the statement explaining essential of good plant layout and factors which are needed to be considered while adopting a particular type of layout.

Q3)  An internationally reputed MNCdealing in consumer durables is looking for a suitable location to location to establish its new plant in Asia suggest a suitable location to the MNC by evaluating various factors which you will consider for evaluating different alternatives location. State your assumption clearly.

Q4) The activities of a project and estimated time in days for each activity are given below:
Activity            Optimistic           Most Likely                  Pessimistic
Time                    Time                           Time
1-2                          2                           5                                       8
1-4                          4                          19                                    28
1-5                          5                          11                                    17
2-3                          3                           9                                      27
2-6                          3                           9                                      15
3-6                          2                           5                                      14
4-6                          3                           6                                      15
5-7                          1                           4                                        7
5-8                          2                           5                                      14
6-8                          6                          12                                     30
7-8                          2                            5                                       8

a)  Determine the expected time for each activity.

b)  Draw Network Diagram and determine the critical path.

c)  Calculate project duration and slack for each activity.

Q5) a) Construct X and R chart for the following data:

Sample                               Measurement in mm

No.             1               2               3               4                  5
1               40              40            40            38                 42
2               44             40            34            46                  44
3               45              42           41            40                 43
4               35              46           47             48                45
5               46               40          44             42                40

Assume value of A2=0.58 ; D3=0;D4=2.11

b) Define quantity and state its importance. Discuss in brief different types of maintenance Discuss in brief different inspection methods.

Q6) a) What are different types of maintenance Discuss any one of them.

b) Describe in brief equipment replacement problems in manufacturing plant.

c) Discuss in brief spare parts management.

Q7) a) What are different types of incentives schemes.

b) Discuss the steps involved in carrying out method study.

c) An 8-hour work measurement study in plant reveals the following data:

1) Unit produced:320 nos.

2) Idle time: 15%

3) Performance rating: 120%

4) Allowances:12%

Determine standard time per unit.

Q-8) Distinguish between following (ant three):

(a)  Job production and batch production.
(b)   Process Layout and Product Layout.

(c)   Product and service.

(d)   Production planning and Production control.

(e)   Statistical Quality Control and statistical process control.

Q-9) Write short notes on any three of the following:

a) O.C. Curve

b) CRAFT (computerized relative allocation of facilities technique)

c) Work Sampling.

d) Crashing.

e) AQL.

f) Recent trends in manufacturing.

g) Rowan incentive plan

Set 10


Ql) a) Explain the key characteristics of different types of manufacturing methods. Enlist factors which influences the selection of a manufacturing method.

Q2) a) What is the significance of plant location? Explain in brief relationship Between Plant layout and location decisions.

b) At a manufacturing organization, machinery is arranged on a process layout basis. It is proposed to change the existing layout to the product layout. Prepare a brief management report listing circumstances and advantages of such changeover.

Q3) a) What are the objectives of Production Planning and control. Enlist functions of Production Planning and Control.

b) “Project control should always focus on critical path” comment.

Q4) The following information has been gathered for a project:

Activity              Activity Duration in Days           Immediate Predecessor/s

A                                         12                                  —
B .                                          9                                 —
C                                          10                                 A
D                                         10                                  B
E                                          24                                  B
F                                          10                                 A
G                                           35                                 C
H                                          40                                  D
I                                            4                                   E, G, H
J                                            7                                   F, I

a) Draw the Network Diagram for the project

b) Determine critical path for the project and compute project duration.

c) Compute slack, EST (Earliest Stm1 Time), EFT (Earliest Finish Time)

Q5) Distinguish between the following (any three) :

a) Product and Services

b) Routing and Scheduling.

c) Statistical Quality Control and Statistical Process Control.

d) Inspection and Quality Control.

e) Method study and work measurement.

Q6) a) What is acceptance sampling? Under what conditions is acceptance sampling preferred over a cent per cent inspection.

b) Explain in brief the concept and significance of Acceptable Quality Level (AQL).

Q7) A line inspector in an engineering organization recorded dimensions of each of the five jobs selected every hour. The quality characteristics is the measurement of diameter whose design specification is 25.0:t 0.10 mm. Arithmetic mean and range of each sample is as under:

Sample No. Arithmetic Mean                               Range
X                                                   R
1                               25.01                                              0.03
2                               25.02                                              0.04
3                               25.02                                              0.02
4                               25.02                                              0.03
5                               25.02                                              0.03
6                               25.02                                              0.07
7                               25.00                                              0.04
8                               25.01                                              0.03
9                               25.01                                              0.06
10                             24.98                                               0.05

Given constants A2 = 0.5768, D3 = 0, D4 = 2.114 plot X and R chart and find whether process is in control.

Q8) a) Enlist charting techniques used in method study. Explain one such technique.

b) Briefly explain the basis of Halsey, Rowan and Taylor’s incentive plans.

Q9) Write short notes on any three of the followings:

a) Contribution of F W Taylor in the development of manufacturing and operations management.

b) Preventive Maintenance.

c) ­Gantt chart.

d) Types of spares.

e) Recent trends in manufacturing and operations management.

f) Preventive m

Set 11

Ref. SPPU/A’12

Instructions to the candidates:-

1) Answer any five questions.

2) All questions carry equal marks.

Q1) How does operations management differ from production management? What are the responsibilities of an operations manager?

Q2) Explain the salient features of intermittent production with respect to in-process inventory, materials handling. The layout of manufacturing facilities.

Q3) What factors need to be considered for the selection of the site of a plant? What are the advantages and disadvantages of an urban and rural location?

Q4) How does PERT differ from CPM? Describe briefly the basic steps to be followed in developing the PERT/CPM programme.

Q5) Why effective plant maintenance important? Does this have any connection with the organisation placement of the maintenance department? If so, what and why?

Q6) Ten woollen carpets were studied critically for a total number of defects in their texture. The details of the number of defects in each carpet are given below

Carpet no. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

No. of defects 2 4 3 5 1 3 2 3 4 3

All ten carpets, however, were regarded as “acceptable” by the quality control
department of the company.

Construct a ‘C’ control chart for the number of defects and comment on the

Q7) What is work measurement? What does it aim at? Why is it important for the

Q8) Write short notes on any two


b) Control charts.

c) Method study.

d) Break down maintenance.

These are sample question papers of Manufacturing & Operations Management (MOM).