KNEC Workshop Organisation and Management notes


TOPIC 1: Management Concepts

  • Definition of management
  • Functions of management
  • Contribution of pioneers of management
  • Role of industries in society

TOPIC 2: Production, Planning and Control

  • Distinction between production, planning and control
  • Types of production, planning and control
  • Objectives of production, planning and control
  • Documents in production, planning and control
  • Stages in production, planning and control
  • Factors to maximize productivity

TOPIC 3: Work Study

  • Definition of work-study
  • Techniques of work-study
  • Objectives of work-study
  • Operating time and comparative time processes
  • Factors affecting plant and machinery layout

TOPIC 4: Quality Control and Inspection

  • Principles of quality control
  • Objectives of inspection
  • Importance of inspection
  • Inspection methods

TOPIC 5: Procurement

  • Direct costs
  • Indirect costs
  • Job costing
  • Functions of purchasing
  • Elements of stock control
  • Tendering process

TOPIC 6: Marketing

  • Definition of marketing
  • Importance of marketing
  • Distribution and sales promotion methods
  • Factors determining consumer behavior

TOPIC 7: Company Law and Industrial Relations

  • Legislation on company
  • Law of contracts
  • Law of torts
  • Historical development of industry
  • Legal requirements of industry in Kenya
  • Wages and working conditions

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