Productivity Paradox – April 5 ,2018
Department – MBA (AFMR)
Name of Event – Productivity Paradox (Kaizen Club Activity)
Date of Event – Thursday, April 5 ,2018
Objective of Event – Develop applicability of Operations Concept
Details of Guests with Designation –
Dignitaries Present –
Coordinator (s)/Convener – Prof Juhi Kamakoty (Coordinator Kaizen Club)
Details of Participants – MBA Students (Sem 2 & Sem 4)
Achievements (if any) –
Write up giving highlights (not exceeding than 200 words)
Productivity Paradox, a shop floor simulation was conducted in the MBA lobby for the MBA students. The students of MBA sem 2 are studying Operations Management as a core subjects.They are learning a whole lot of jargon like- productivity, shopfloor, resources, output, input optimization etc. As a part of this activity, a shop floor was created for each group of students in the lobby. Each group was given raw material, toolings and workspace in the lobby to manufacture sample product. The sample of product that they had to make, using their labor and intellectual capital had been displayed at a common place in the lobby. The students were supposed to understand the process required in the product then accordingly divide an organize their work in such a way so as to maximize production . Technical consultancy was also optionally available to the groups but only on demand and at a fees. Groups were given a time slot of 45 minutes to make as many pieces of the sample they could make. After the 45 minute run, the production output of each group was audited for quality by Quality Auditors . Prof Vikas Jain and Prof Naman Shrivastav were the auditors of the shop floor. Premium, normal and sub normal quality was priced at a differential. Finally each group was then asked to compute their productivity. The winner was the group that maintained highest productivity score.
The students ,other than certificates took away same important learnings and skills of shop floor management. They got the feel of shopfloor and got exposed to what exactly is meant by production, quality, productivity, optimization and above all productivity paradox.The entire simulation activity was conceptualized,designed and organized by Prof Juhi Kamakoty
.Prepared by : Prof. Juhi Kamakoty (Coordinator Kaizen Club)
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