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Sample Essay Questions for Midterm 1 1. The facilities we plan today must help an organization achieve Supply Chain Excellence. Supply Chain Excellence is a process with six steps, Business as Usual, Link Excellence, Visibility, Collaboration, Synthesis, and Velocity. Explain these steps shortly. (in the exam one or two of these steps might be asked) 2. We can analyze facilities planning problem in two different scales. State and explain these two subproblems. 3. Why one might need to plan/design facilities? 4. How does cost of design changes in various steps of the facilities project? 5. In the evaluation phase of facilities planning, why “ease of future expansion” is important? 6. In the evaluation phase of facilities planning, why “flexibility of layout” is important? 7. In the evaluation phase of facilities planning, why “material handling effectiveness” is important? 8. What are the steps of Facilities Planning for Manufacturing and Assembly Facilities? 9. In the very general sense, what do we need to know for production system design? 10. What is one thing a facilities planner must be aware of about product design, and why that is so important? 11. Explain the strategy Quality Function Deployment. When it is best to apply this strategy? Give an example. 12. How do we define “value” in value engineering? How can we improve the value? Facilities 
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13. Assume a new product will be developed in your company, and you are the one who will decide to use “Quality Function Deployment” or “Value Engineering”. How will you decide which one to choose?
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