Review Questions – Productivity and Operations Management


1. “Productivity is one of the major concerns of managers today, everywhere is the world” Comment. Define productivity and identify the problems involved in measuring productivity knowledge workers.

2. “Operations management is an open – adaptive system. In the light of this statement, define operations management and state the basic steps involved in operations management system.

3. “OR might be defined as quantitative common senses”. Comment. What are the special took of OR relevant for operations management?

4. What is JIT inventory? What are ยท the requirements for successful implementation of JIT method?

5. Write notes on:

  1. Limitations of OR
  2. Quality circles
  3. Economic order quantity