State the Role of 'Route Clerk' in Functional Foremanship. - Business Studies

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State the role of 'route clerk' in functional foremanship.

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Solution

In functional foremanship, the route clerk is responsible for elaborating the optimum route of production to the workforce of an organisation. He reports his performance directly to the planning in-charge.

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2015-2016 (March) All India Set 1

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