Course Code : MMPO-003
Course Title : Operations Management
Assignment Code : MMPO-003/TMA/JAN/2024
Coverage : All Blocks
Note: Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment to the coordinator of your
study centre. Last date of submission for January 2024 session is 30th April, 2024
and for July 2024 session is 31st October, 2024.
1. What is an operations system? Give some examples of operations systems. What are the
major operations management issues that manufacturing organizations face in India?
2. What are the basic tenets of sustainable operations management? Why is sustainability
important for business? What is the notion of sustainability? What challenges
organizations are likely to face in creating sustainable operations?
3. Give three examples for each of the following and identify two important issues of
interest to an operations manager:
i) A mass production system
ii) A continuous flow system
iii) A flow shop
iv) An intermittent flow system
v) Job shop
vi) A process industry
vii)A batch production system
viii) Project organization
4. What is Material Requirement Planning (MRP)? What is the difference between a gross
requirements plan and a net requirements plan? Identify five specific requirements of an
effective MRP system.
5. What is Industry 4.0? Explain the evolution of Industry 4.0 and its applications in
Business and society.