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Q1. What motivations typically cause firms to initiate a facilities location or relocation project? Select an Indian company and discuss its facility location strategies. (10 Marks)
Q2. Discuss the benefits and limitations of the product layout and process layout. Select any automotive company and explain its plant layout. (10 Marks)
Q3. JSW steel implemented Total Quality Management (TQM) at its Vijaynagar unit as part of its journey towards quality excellence. The company sources said TQM implementation enabled JSW steel, over the past five years, to drive operational efficiency and strengthen its customer service operations. In October 2018, JSW Steel’s Vijayanagar works unit was awarded the highest global quality honour, “The Deming Prize”, for its TQM practices. The company now intends to implement TQM across all its steel manufacturing units, the officials said adding that TQM implementation at its Salem works in Tamil Nadu is on track and its implementation at Dolvi works in Maharashtra is expected to be completed by 2020. (Source: https://www.firstpost.com/business/jsw-steel-plans-to-ramp-up-production-capacity-firm-mulls-to-implement-total-quality-management-in-all-units-5599111.html )
a. What is TQM? Explain the benefits of implementing TQM at JSW steel. (5 Marks)
b. Discuss the various requirements for implementing TQM at JSW steel. (5 Marks)