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NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
Plot 91, Cadastral Zone, Nnamdi Azikiwe Express Way, Jabi – Abuja
FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
COURSE CODE: MBA801
COURSE TITLE: Production and Operations Management
CREDIT UNITS: 3
INSTRUCTION: 1. Indicate your Matriculation Number clearly
2. Attempt question one (1) and any other three (3) questions – four questions in all
3. Question one (1) is compulsory and carries 25marks, while the other questions carry
4. Present all your points in coherent and orderly Manner
TIME ALLOWED: 3Hrs
(a)During the industrial revolution, the average worker was just a part of production with narrow
specialized skill. We still see factories today that uses mostly workers with specialized skills.
What is the feature of a job with a high degree of specialisation? 15 marks
(b)State the advantages a firm has in having a production set-up that requires and employs mostly
specialized workforce. 10 marks
(a)Trace the link between a production or operations management strategy and the firm’s overall
corporate strategy. 7 marks
(b) What characteristics of the consumers do firms normally use to identify the boundaries of the
market segments that it should serve? 8 marks
(a) Choosing a process that best supports a firm’s strategy is one of the first decisions a production
manager makes. Identify the five process types, and discuss them. 7.5 marks
(b) When should a process decision be made? 7.5 marks
(a)Discuss the role of technology in business management. 7 marks
(b)Discuss the components of information technology. 8 marks
The type of relations maintained with suppliers can affect the quality, delivery and price of a firm’s
products and services. Discuss two major types of relationships a firm may develop with its suppliers.
(a) What is vertical integration? 7 marks
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