PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (TQM) IN THE NIGERIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The management of construction projects requires knowledge of modem management as well as an understanding of the design and construction process (http://www.cecmu.ed). According to David (2006) a project is define as a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique project or services. Temporary means that every …

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NEED FOR THE APPLICATION OF VALUE ANALYSIS AND VALUE ENGINEERING IN COST REDUCTION

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION  1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Value analysis as an organized study of the function of materials, parts and components involves the critical examination of goods or products, which is aimed at improving its efficiency in use by changes in design, production technique, packaging and other related process whereas value engineering represents the …

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ROLE OF COMMUNICATION IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION This study is concerned with examination of the role of communication in supply chain management, it will help organization that are still in doubt as to the contributions of communication to effective, efficient and timely managing of materials. The role which this communication plays in assisting the supply-chain management team to serve the …

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IMPACT OF PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL IN A MANUFACTURING ORGANIZATION

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Production planning embraces the task of adjusting the product throughout it life to match the ever-changing demands of the market place. Too many organization make the mistake of thinking that consumer fed and act as they do and share their want.The job of managing a product then is one …

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NEED FOR EFFECTIVE SAFETY MANAGEMENT IN A MANUFACTURING FIRM

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDYSafety plays a vital role in the life of man and its environment in the sense that it is the conduct one has to adopt to arrive peacefully in all type of work despite the nature of the work and activity being carried out. Safety should be considered …

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THE APPLICATION OF STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL IN PLASTIC PRODUCING INDUSTRY (A CASE STUDY OF ADAOBI PLASTIC NIG LTD ABA)

1.0 INTRODUCTION The idea of using statistical quality control in production setting has its beginning in 1924 by Walter Shewhart of the Bell Telephone Laboratory. All organization that produce goods and services for the entire populace, always aim at producing and providing such goods that are acceptable by consumers. Quality control in recent times has …

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MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS OF MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN NIGERIA

1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDYSince the attainment of independence by west Africa countries, successive governments have taken serious interest in industrialization. Industrialization can be defined on the conversion of an agrarian and commercial society to a more comprehensive machinery oriented. Social – economic system. This concept cannot be treated, without remembering the industrial revolution of …

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PRODUCT PLANNING MANAGEMENT, AND DISTRIBUTION PROBLEMS IN SOFT DRINK INDUSTRY

Product planning and development is it a problem to the management of NBC Plc. Enugu” Yes or No Competition drives out weaker firm from their market share how NBC Plc. Survive does in spite of their numerous competitors. Bottle breakage’s and pilfering is it a common phenomena in mineral industry especially NBC Enugu? Yes or …

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FINANCE CHALLENGES OF MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IN NIGERIA AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GROWTH OF NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1    BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY           Manufacturing sector plays a catalytic role in a modern economy and has many dynamic benefits crucial for economic transformation.  In a typical advanced Country, the manufacturing sector is a leading sector in many respects.  It is an avenue for increasing productivity related to import replacement and …

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COST REDUCTION METHODS AND ITS EFFECT ON THE PROFITABILITY OF A MANUFACTURING COMPANY

CHAPTER ONE 1.1    OVERVIEW OF STUDY Business of all sorts are established by their respective owners for the purpose of achieving some set of objectives. These objectives may vary in principles and in practice. Ogbor, J.O and Olannye, A.P (2011:46) defined objectives as the specific steps a firm needs to take in order to achieve …

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