Discuss the importance of ‘method study’ in the modern construction production environment
Planning for production and Productivity analysis
Question 1. –Discuss the importance of ‘method study’ in the modern construction production environment.
Production Management, Performance & Lean Thinking
Question2: –Traditional production planning techniques used in construction have been criticized by the ‘lean production guru’s’ as failing to allow for ‘inflow variations’ and ‘internal & external uncertainties’ in production activity.
Evaluate the extent to which ‘inflow variation’ and ‘internal & external uncertainties’ affect construction production and assess the potential of the ‘last planner’ approach to produce enhanced construction production. (2 PAGES)
Human Resources & Sub Contracting Management.
Human Resources :-
Q3.Explain the Human Resource (Manpower Planning) cycle when planning for future construction activity and consider whether systematic human resource planning is a realistic proposition for construction organizations. (2 PAGES)
Q4. Explain the Human Resource Planning (Manpower Planning) cycle and appraise the difficulties that are faced by those planning for construction production when attempting to plan human resources effectively. (2 PAGES)
Sub-Contractor Management :-
Q5. Evaluate the conventional methods used to find and appoint sub-contractor for construction production & appraise the extent to which these methods are wasteful.
Q6.‘Traditional Subcontracting is wasteful and is not conductive to the achievement of value for money’ Discuss whether statement paint an accurate picture. (2 PAGES)
Q7.The business of subcontracting for construction production has always been highly competitive. Recent trends have witnessed some organizations return to more traditional subcontracting arrangements in favour of the framework and partnering arrangements that had become popular.
Evaluate the reasons why partnering and framework agreements may have fallen out of favour with some clients in a time of economic austerity and discuss whether or not the move away from these approaches is likely to be beneficial for clients and for industry in the long term. (2 PAGES)