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Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 2 Spring 2017
Q1. Write Short notes on
a. Material control and material handling
b. Labour Productivity
c. Personnel Productivity
d. Strategic decision making
Q2. What do you mean by Operation Strategy? Explain various elements or components of Operations Strategy.
Q3. Describe following dimensions of quality with appropriate examples.
a. Quality of design
b. Conformance to design
c. Utilisation conditions
d. After sales service
Q4. Discuss the importance of Plant Location. Point out various factors Influencing Plant Location.
Q5.Explain the risk management and its various components
Q6.Why redesign of layouts may be necessary? List the differences between product and process layout.
Q2. Explain about the doubling period and future value. Solve the below given problem: Under the ABC Bank’s Cash Multiplier Scheme, deposits can be made for periods ranging from 3 months to 5 years and for every quarter, interest is added to the principal. The applicable rate of interest is 9% for deposits less than 23 months and 10% for periods more than 24 months. What will be the amount of Rs. 1000 after 2 years?
Q3. Write short notes on: a) Irredeemable bonds b) Zero coupon bonds c) Valuation of Shares
Assignment Set -2
Q1. Explain the factors affecting Capital Structure. Solve the below given problem: Given below are two firms, A and B, which are identical in all aspects except the degree of leverage employed by them. What is the average cost of capital of both firms?
Details of Firms A and B
Firm A Firm B
Net operating income EBIT Rs. 1, 00, 000 Rs. 1, 00, 000
Interest on debentures I Nil Rs. 25, 000
Equity earnings E Rs. 1, 00, 000 Rs. 75, 000
Cost of equity Ke 15% 15%
Cost of debentures Kd 10% 10%
Market value of equity S = E/Ke Rs. 6, 66, 667 Rs. 5,00, 000
Market value of debt B Nil Rs. 2, 50, 000
Total value of firm V Rs. 6, 66, 667 Rs. 7, 50, 000
Q2. Explain the capital Budgeting process and its appraisals Solve the below given problem: Given below are the details on the cash flows of two projects A and B. Compute payback period for A and B.
Cash flows of A and B
Year Project A cash flows (Rs.) Project B cash flows (Rs.) 0 (4,00,000) (5,00,000)
1 2,00,000 1,00,000
2 1,75,000 2,00,000
3 25,000 3,00,000
4 2,00,000 4,00,000
5 1,50,000 2,00,000
Q2. Explain the concepts of working capital. Explain the determinants of working capital.
Q2. Write short notes on Environmental Scanning and Implications of Inflation.
Q3. Explain the various stages involved in Consumer Decision Making Process. Support your answer with a proper diagram showing the Consumer Decision Making Process.
Assignment Set -2
Q1. Explain Product Life Cycle (PLC)
Q2. What do you mean by Brand? Enlist various advantages of Branding.
Q3. Explain Advertising. Also explain any 12 types of Advertising.
Q2. Explain the concepts of
a) Transaction Processing System
b) Management Information System
Q3. How Information system can be used to support Competitive strategy? Substantiate with suitable examples.
Assignment Set – 2 Questions
Q1. Explain the following concepts a) Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) b) Online Payment Technology c) Mobile Commerce
Q2. What is DSS? How it is different from MIS? How DSS helps in Decision making?
Q3. Explain why privacy is important for individuals in the organizations? How workplace electronic monitoring is done in the organizations?
Q2. a. Discuss any four applications of linear programming.
b. An organisation produces X1 and X2 units of products R and S, respectively. In this case, the objective function and constraints are expressed as follows: Maximise Z = 60X1 + 120X2
Subject to, 3X1 + 6X2 = 240 Raw material constraint
2X1 + 4X2 = 800 Labour hours constraint
X1, X2 = 0 Non-negativity condition
Use graphical method to determine how many units of products R and S the organisation should produce to maximise its profits..
Q3. a. Explain the concept of Trans-shipment.
b. Solve the following transportation problem using North-west corner method & Matrix minimum method.
. A B C D E
1 8 4 8 3 8
2 7 6 7 4 4
3 9 7 9 6 5
4 10 5 9 7 7
a. Find an optimal sequence for the above sequencing problem.
b. Calculate minimum elapsed time & idle time for machines A, B, C, D & E.
Q5. Define following criteria’s used for decision making under Uncertainty
a. Optimism (maximax or minimin) criterion
b. Pessimism (maximin or minimax) criterion
c. Equal probabilities (Laplace) criterion
d. Coefficient of optimism (Hurwicz) criterion
e. Regret (salvage) criterion
Q6. Explain the following:
a. Economic Order Quantity(EOQ)
b. PERT and CPM
c. Applications of queuing models.
Q2. Write Short Notes on Project Planning & Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
Q3. Answer the following questions: 1. Mention the steps involved in a competitive bid. 2. Mention the elements/points that must be kept in view when designing , developing and operating a PMIS (Project Management Information System)
Assignment Set -2
Q1. What is Value Engineering? Explain the process & Stages of Value Engineering.
Q2. Write short notes on 1. Role of risk management in overall project management Quality assurance
Q6. Explain Earned Value Method (EVM) in detail.