MGT503 Assignment 1 Solution Spring 2018

Principles of Management (MGT503) 
Assignment No. 1
Semester: Spring 2018

ABC is a manufacturing organization that produces spare parts for personal vehicles and supplies it to top brands of automobiles in Pakistan. The manufacturing units of the organization have been divided into different sections depending on the type of spare part and its technical specifications. 

One of its sections is making spare parts for 1300 CC engine and have top quality technicians named Amir, Bilawal and Babar. They have excellent expertise in their field and make spare parts near to perfection. They all report to Mr. Ahmed who not only supervise them but also motivate them to learn more and resolve their disputes if arises. Mr. Ahmed checks the quality of all parts himself and take corrective actions where required. One of his colleagues, Mr. Hammad takes care of manufacturing of plastic parts sections and has five technicians worked under him. 

Both of these supervisors share their experiences on regular basis to provide uniformed compensations to technicians. If anything goes wrong at production level they are responsible for that and management can ask explanation in this regard. Mr. Ahmed and Mr. Hammad are directly reporting to their department head Mr. Bilal who keeps a close eye on their supervisory role. Mr. Bilal provide them the necessary resources both in terms of human and financial to get the job done on timely basis. He also plays the role of a coordinator among all the sections that manufacture different types of spare parts. 

He is responsible for managing the performance of different sections and implement change where necessary. He is also responsible for implementing the overall organizational plans to achieve the organizational objectives. Mr. Bilal works under Mr. Qasim who is the managing director of the organization. To bring the economy of scope in the organization, Mr. Qasim is working on a new project that constitute of manufacturing spare parts for heavy vehicles that provide cargo services. 

For the purposes he is in contact with a couple of such organizations and will soon be in contract with them. He submitted his new proposal to board of directors so that final approval can be taken. Meanwhile, he is managing the plans of overall manufacturing of the organization and tries to bring new innovations into the manufacturing process so that majority of work can be automated and chances of errors can be reduced. 

Assignment Questions: 
Q. No. 1. 
Managers have three levels, Top managers, Middle managers and First-Line managers. On the basis of above mentioned information, define the managerial level of following employees. (4 Marks) 
Mr. Ahmed 
Mr. Hammad 
Mr. Bilal 
Mr. Qasim 

Q. No. 2. 
Management has four functions, Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling. On the basis of above mentioned information, what functions, Mr. Ahmed is playing? (2 Marks) 
Hint; A manager may perform more than one function. 

Q. No. 3. 
Managers require three kinds of skills to perform their functions, Technical skills, Human skills and Conceptual skills. On the basis of above mentioned information, what kind of skills, Mr. Hammad and Mr. Qasim should possess? (4 Marks) 
Hint; A manager may require more than one skill. 


Question 1 Answer:

Mr. Ahmed and Mr. Hammad are front line managers. Mr. Bilal is a middle manager and Mr. Qasim is a top manager. 

Question 2 Answer:

Mr. Ahmed is playing the functions of Leading and Controlling. 

Question 3 Answer:

Mr. Hammad should possess technical skills as well as human skills whereas Mr. Qasim would need to have good human skills as well as good conceptual skills to perform his role of a top manager. 

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