JNTU Management Science Question Paper Apr-May 2008

JNTU Management Science Question Paper Apr-May 2008

(Metallurgy & Material Technology)

Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80

Answer any FIVE Questions

All Questions carry equal marks


1. What is Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs? Explain. [16]

2. (a) Why does social responsibility become an important facet of management in the present times?

(b) How is it discharged? [8+8]


3. (a) What are the objectives of plant layout?

(b) Explain the factors influencing plant layout. [8+8]


4. (a) What are the costs associated with effective inventory control?

(b) How would you deal with them in modern management? [8+8]


5. What are the key functions of a Human Resource Manager? [16]


6. How does job analysis form the basis for job description and job specifications?

How does it help the personnel manager? [16]


7. How do you translate corporate vision into action? Explain with an example? [16]


8. A manufacturing company is planning to introduce a new product commercially. The list of activities to be carried out with the corresponding duration of time in weeks is listed below. [16]

Activity description duration immediate predecessor

A initial discussions 3 –

B product design 11 A

C market survey 9 A

D market evaluation 2 C

E product costing 5 B

F Sales plan 6 C

G Product pricing 2 D,E

H Prototype construction 11 F,G

I Market information preparation 8 B

J Prototype testing 9 H,I

Draw the network to represent various activities of the project, determine the minimum

duration of the project.

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