Midterm2a_solution_07

Midterm2a_solution_07 - Section A: Questions [3 points...

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1 Section A: Questions [3 points each] 1. The monthly sales figures for July through October are 60, 57, 66 and 72, respectively. The forecasting group just released a forecast of 78 for November. Which of following will not justify this November forecast? a) A market campaign in November b) A price cut around the end of October c) The random variation of the demand d) The seasonality of the demand e) The upward trend of the demand 2. Which of the following is not one of the five parameters that characterize a queueing sys- tem? a) Arrival pattern b) Quality of service c) Number of servers d) Restriction on queue capacity e) The queue discipline 3. After receiving several complaints on excessive waiting for an elevator, the hotel man- ager installed mirrors near where guests waited for an elevator. Which of the following principles is employed here? a) Unoccupied time feels longer than occupied time b) Pre-process waits feel longer than in-process waits c) Unexplained waits are longer than explained waits d) The more valuable the service the longer a customer will wait e) Solo waiting feels longer than group waiting 4. The last-minute cancellations for a particular flight are expected to be 12 customers. Which of the following should be the initial booking limit (when tickets for this flight are originally available)? a)
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2009 for the course BUAD 311 taught by Professor Vaitsos during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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Midterm2a_solution_07 - Section A: Questions [3 points...

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