A Study On Data Collection And Analysis Education Essay

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All the data for the research work collected by questioners posted and emailed to the focused organizations and the resaved data incorporated into table form. For data collection and analysis, all available resources applied i-e. library books, tapes, reports, journals, videos, manuals and also some of the data drawn from observation and experiences, interviews of the stack holders and work force of the institutions. Different surveys conducted by meeting people and surveying organisations, giving them questionnaire to complete and return. During this research work different people were interviewed and observed by watching them while they performing assigned tasks, engaging them in discussions, asking questions, making notes, tape and video or video recording.

Careful attempt for sampling and piloting the questionnaire made, as the questionnaires are the most important methods in this research work. Simple questioner for workers, stockholders, machine engineers created and conducted. In it there is a sequence of questions rise to individual to get information about an issues of PPC &PM and then used statistically. These are in a chain of questions and actions for gathering information from answerers. These formulated for analysis of the responses in statistical way.

Question types are open-ended and closed-ended question in which respondent can formulate his / her answer and in some questioners respondent have to pick an answer from the given options. The questions flow is logical and for the best response rates, my questions start from the less sensitive to most sensitive. More over factual, behavioral, general and specific questions addressed. In the questioners comprehensible and clear wording used, correct language used and no assumptions made for the respondents. In accordance with the features of research work, it kept in mind that the questionnaires should contain the conditions in which answered and making sure, equilibriums, additions, and alterations.

During this research work for data collection, some specific production planning and control questioners and interviews conducted. Some of them are structured and while some unstructured.

Interviews conducted,

  • Face to face

  • Telephonic

  • Face book

  • Net chatting

  • While questionnaires completed during

  • Conversation with respondent

  • By email

  • By post and

  • By telephones


  1. Is organization satisfying customer demand?

  2. Is organization achieve the lowest cost?

  3. Increase of inventory level by increase of customer demand?

  4. Holding costs estimated at high level?

  5. Total and cost not estimated at minimum level?

  6. Is minimal cost as a result cause failing to supply the customer demand and its consequence is loss for the company?

  7. Is production a driving force to which most other functions reacts in any manufacturing activity?

  8. Are customers satisfied delivery schedules?

  9. Are routes and schedules established?

  10. The plan for the processing of materials through the plant established through the functions of process planning, loading, and scheduling?

  11. The function of dispatching puts the plan into effect that is, operations started in accordance with the plant?

  12. Actual performance compared to the planned performance and action taken when required corrective?

  13. Process Planning (Routing) in practice?

  14. Are satisfying customer demand?

  15. Is achievement of the lowest cost?

  16. Process planning (Routing) must require?

  17. Loading of the work required against the selected machine or workstation?

  18. Scheduling for the inventry for planning functions?

  19. Combining functions in a full process

  20. Dispatching i-e. authorizing the start of an operation on the shop floor should be timely

  21. Reporting or follow - up for all processes, production and performanceses

  22. Corrective actions for production planning and control highly recmended

  23. Re-planning factors for all sercomstances

  24. Issues which can affecting production planning and control

  25. Type of Product

  26. Type of Manufacturing

  27. Production Planning and Control Procedures followed

  28. Production Planning and Control Systems followed

  29. Market forecast always checked before starting production

  30. Sales order should specify that what has coustomer has purchased

  31. Stock order should specify that what has left over in stock

  32. Shop order should specify that what is pipe line for manufacturing

  33. Standard process sheet generated

  34. Engineering specifications considered and maintained

  35. Route sheet always followed

  36. Load Charts formulated

  37. Job Tickets assighned

  38. In an organization there should be no single pattern for the organization of the production planning and control activity

  39. Centralized Production Planning and Control for certain processes

  40. Decentralized Production Planning and Control according to situation and requirments

  41. Good relationships with other functions in an organization

  42. Measurement of effectiveness vision, mission and planning regularly

  43. Site Selection should be made in accordance with availability of raw materials, work force and transportation

  44. Building made according to requirements and forecosted upon 10 years future requirmants

  45. Machinery should be up dated

  46. Transportation of materials and products through quick services

  47. Availability of Materials always regularly checked

  48. Procurement of Materials in accordance with order

  49. Production planning and control should be practical

  50. Quality Control is your basic task

  51. Yield should be checked regularly

  52. Efficacy of mashines and human maintained

  53. Performance of both machine and working force monitered


  1. Is performance measurement mechanism for reviewed and revised for targets and standards?

  2. Are individual measures as performance and circumstance change developed?

  3. Is performance measurement used as challenge the strategic assumptions?

  4. What are tools and techniques for monitoring, controlling, investigating and problem solving?

  5. Effect diagram and cause made.

  6. Run chart followed.

  7. Scatter diagram in operation?

  8. Flow chart?

  9. Pareto chart

  10. Histogram

  11. Control chart

  12. Affinity diagram

  13. Interrelationship digraph

  14. Tree diagram

  15. Prioritisation grid

  16. Matrix diagram

  17. Process decision program chart

  18. Activity network diagram

  19. In the executive team meeting if an fails to move effectively towards its strategic objectives then the causes should be analysed and might include:

  20. Under-performance at a lower level

  21. Strategic objectives are not communicated effectively

  22. Strategic objectives have not been defined properly

  23. Validity/Relevance of the objectives

  24. The supports tools for the course of action should also include,

  25. Trend analysis tools ?Control Charts

  26. Relationship analysis Tools ?Correlation analysis, Multivariate analysis, Cause and effect diagrams, Pareto charts

  27. Checking the consistency of the PMS communication ?Departmental reports and input

  28. Always check the validity of the mission and vision statements and the company's strategic objective still support the mission and vision of the organisation.