Objective Oriented Problem Solving a Case Study: Mugher Cement Factory
Objective Oriented Problem Solving technique is presented in two stages, namely the analysis phase and the planning phase. The first deals with the analysis of participants, problems, objectives and alternatives. In the second phase an explanation on how to form a planning matrix is given by way of discussing objectives/activities, important assumptions, objectively verifiable indicators and means of verification.
Furthermore, the method is illustrated by using Mugher Cement Factory as a case. An introduction to cement technology is given to enhance the capacity of the reader to follow the actual activity/research which was carried out at the factory. Two groups were identified and a 120 hrs. training has been given in six weeks on the basics of production and maintenance management and then the groups were further divided into ten by the functions they perform. Each of these groups were closely followed up by the author for 160 hrs. over four months time in their effort to implement Objective Oriented Problem Solving technique in their own specific work area. The groups have come up with encouraging achievements and constructive recommendations at various levels.