MANAGEMENT OF MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ASSIGNMENT 1 1. What are the objectives of an organization? Discuss the importance and principles of organization. 2. Compare line and staff organizations. Discuss their suitability. 3. Explain product layout? 4. List the advantages and disadvantages of fixed position layout? 5. Explain group technology? How it is different from cellular manufacturing? 6. Explain part incidence matrix? With the help of one example show how it is used to form machine cells? 7. What are the advantages of product layout over process layout? 8. What is the importance of sales forecasting? 9. Explain the following: 10.(i) method of least squares 11.(ii) moving average method 12. a firm producing paints plans to use simple exponential smoothing to forecast weekly demand and has collected data for 15 weeks as shown below: using the 15 week moving average, determine the exponential smoothing forecast for the 16th week.