Operations Management-NMIMS Solution

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Operations Management-NMIMS Solution-December 17

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Q1: What is the need of a good facility layout planning? Select any automotive company of your choice, and do a detailed study of its facility layout.

Q2: Discuss the transportation methods for solving physical distribution and transportation problems. Solve the following Transportation Problem and find the total transportation Cost.

Plants / Warehouses

W1

W2

W3

Supply

P1

33

26

24

550

P2

21

28

31

350

P3

25

24

29

600

Demand

400

600

500

Q3: In October 2005, Walmart announced plans to transform itself into one of the greenest corporations in the world. Then-CEO Lee Scott called sustainability “essential to our future success as a retailer.” The company has been especially vocal about shrinking its environmental footprint in China, its manufacturing hub.

(Source: Andy Kroll, Are Walmart’s Chinese Factories as Bad as Apple’s? Mother Jones, March/April2012 issue)

a. Discuss the major environmental aspects of production and its impact.

b. What is environment protection act and how is it related to sustainability.