MS-05 Management of Machines and Materials

Solved Assignment 2022


Course Code : MS – 5
Course Title : Management of Machines and Materials
Assignment Code : MS-5/TMA/JAN/2022
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MS-05 Solved Assignment 2022

University IGNOU
Service Type Solved Assignment (Soft copy/PDF)
Course Management Programme
Language ENGLISH
Semester 2022 Course: Management Programme
Session January 2022 and July 2022 sessions
Short Name MS-05
Assignment Code MS-05/TMA/JAN/2022
Product Assignment of Management Programme 2022 (IGNOU)



Note: Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment to the coordinator of your study
centre. Last date of submission for January 2022 session is 30th April, 2022 and for July
2022 session is 31st October, 2022.
1. “Product development and design is basically a research and development activity”. Elaborate
the statement with suitable examples.
2. Please explain why the in-process inventory is likely to be higher for an intermittent operation
than for a continuous flow operation?
3. Define job design. List the important factors that must be addressed in job design and briefly
discuss the importance of each one.
4. What is the utility of maintenance performance indices? Discuss a few of them.
5. What do you understand by automated storage and retrieval? For what kinds of goods and in
which companies in India do you think such systems would be appropriate?


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