Industrial Organization and Management Notes

Industrial Organization and Management Diploma KNEC unit is designed to equip learners with knowledge and skills industrial organization and management. The topics covered in the unit include:

Topic 1: Management Theory

  • Theories of Management
  • Modern Influences on the Work of Pioneers of Management
  • Contributors of Management Theories in Modern Day Organization Management

Topic 2: Organization Structures

2.1. Theories of Organisation

2.2. Types of organisation structures and charts

2.3. Need for delegation in organisation

2.4. Problems associated with delegation

2.5. Authority and responsibility

2.6. Decision process in organisation

2.7. Concept of management by objectives (MBO)

Topic 3: Plant Maintenance

3.1. Functions of maintenance department

3.2. Types of maintenance

3.3. Factors affecting plant reliability

3.4. Procedure of setting up maintenance schedule/plan

3.5. Centralized and decentralized maintenance

Topic 4: Material procurement and Stores Control

4.1. Meaning of procurement

4.2. Methods of procurement

4.3. Role of Public Procurement and Disposal Act in an Organization

4.4. Stores Procedure

4.5. Methods of Stock Control

4.6. Types of Stores

4.7. Stores Documents

4.8. Stock Control Levels

Topic 5: Production Planning Control

5.1. Functions/objectives of production planning

5.2. Factors affecting production

5.3. Need for product design

5.4. Stages of product design and development

5.5. Objectives of production control

5.6. Activities of production control

Topic 6: Work Study

6.1. Objectives of work study

6.2. Limitations of work study

6.3. Phases of work study

6.4. Method of study

6.5. Work measurement

6.6. Techniques of work measurement

6.7. Motion study

Topic 7: Human Resource Management

7.1. Functions of human resource manager

7.2. Need for staff recruitment in organisation

7.3. Sources of staff recruitment

7.4. Process of staff recruitment

7.5. Objectives of staff training

7.6. Staff training methods

7.7. Staff appraisal

7.8. Methods of staff appraisal

Topic 8: Economics

8.1. Economics and engineering

8.2. Factors of Production

8.3. Scarce resources and decision making

8.4. Opportunity cost

8.5. Production possibility curve (frontier)

Topic 9: Office Administration

9.1. Functions of an office

9.2. Types of office layout

9.3. How an office can be organized

9.4. Types of filing

9.5. Methods of filing

9.6. Office Equipment

Topic 10: Estimating and Costing

10.1. Elements of cost

10.2. Cost structure

10.3. Unit Cost

10.4. Marginal cost

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