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PRODUCTION/OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (MGT613) FALL 2017 Assignment No 1:Opening Date: 1 Jan 23, 2018 Due Date: Jan 29, 2018

Topic: “Productivity Constraints and its Remedies”
Learning Objectives:
After going through this activity, the students will be able to learn about production enhancement measures. The students will be able to design solution to critical production issues, hurdles or constraints faced by organizations.
Learning Outcomes:
• The students will be able to grasp the prospect productivity enhancement measures used in the field of production/operations management.
• The students will be able to grasp different production constraints and how to develop their remedial actions for enhanced production by organizations.
Scenario:
The textile industry is one of a major contributor to total Pakistan exports. The Pakistani textile products are exported to America, Europe and many other countries of the world. The textile manufacturing units are adhering to applicable international standards. The textile units have been struggling for maintaining their international market share and to meet the local crisis they have been facing for last many years. At international fronts, they have to face severe competition from countries like India, Thailand and, Bangladesh. At local fronts, manufacturing units are struggling against energy scarcity in terms of electricity and gas shortages.
Suppose you are currently appointed as Production Manager at Ali Textile Ltd., which is a newly installed textile unit in Faisalabad. Keeping in mind the above scenario and knowledge gained from this course, answer the following questions:
Discussion Questions:
1. What distinguishing measures the company should take in order to tackle cut throat competition from local and international rivals?(Marks: 5)
2. What strategy the company should adopt to meet gas/electricity shortages w/o compromising on quality, cost and, production capacity.(Marks: 5)


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1. Your answer must not exceed 800 words (400 Words for each question).
2. Solution of both questions should be brief and very concise.
3. Irrelevant information should not be provided.
4. Statistical information, graphs and figure are not necessary.
5. References (if any) must be provided in APA format in the end.
6. Solution copied from any source will be treated as “Zero”.
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• Use the font style “Times New Roman” or “Arial” and font size “12”.
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• You may also compose your assignment in Open Office format.
• Use black and blue font colors only.
REFERENCING GUIDELINES:
• Use APA style for referencing and citation. For guidance search “APA reference style” in Google and read various websites containing information for better understanding or visit the following link:
http://linguistics.byu.edu/faculty/henrichsenl/apa/APA01.html
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Assignment
Mgt613
Q1.

Determine and isolate critical (bottleneck) operations
Develop methods for productivity improvements
Establish reasonable goals
Get management support
Measure and publicize improvements
Clearly differentiate between productivity and efficiency
Q2.
Increase capital formation by saying no to foreign goods. This would increase savings and decrease consumption. Foreign goods only make why to a market if there is high consumption
Decrease in administrative ( non productive) regulations of the government. Self explanatory.
Right balance between Services and Manufacturing activities. In the city of Lahore, there is an availability of surplus services, which is often less productive than manufacturing operations
An emphasis on both long term and short term objective based performance. (Closely monitor and audit the variances between planed and actual results).
Exploit the inherent resources of domestic market .Let it be known to all that the best productive market for Pakistani Producer is Pakistani market.
Increase inventory
Reduced operating costs and expenses
Increased throughput
Improved workplace synergy
Improved operational control
Improved business reputation and branding
Note : If you found any mistake then correct ur self I m not responsible in case of zero marks

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