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Unformatted text preview: SCM 3301 Homework #1 Spring 2010 Introduction, Supply Chain Strategy, Statistics and the Normal Distribution, And Project Management 1/11 TRUE/FALSE (1 POINT EACH) 1. The study of SCM focuses on how organizations employ their resources to produce goods and services to satisfy customer demand.. a. True b. False 2. Reverse logistics is a process that only applies to manufacturing organizations. a. True b. False 3. ERP systems can be seen as an enabling technology to achieve better supply chain integration a. True b. False 4. The critical path can never change as a result of crashing the schedule. a. True b. False 5. The degree of product variety is a factor that impacts the selection of process type. a . True b. False 6. Dependability is not one of the four dimensions of competitive priorities. a . True b. False 7. CPM assumes that all activities times are known with certainty. a . True b. False 8. Value has been identified as one of the dimensions of quality. a . True b. False 9. Activities should only be crashed if the benefit from reducing the project duration is grater than the additional cost of crashing. a. True b. False 10. A functional-focus is appropriate when there is a need to mass produce products in an efficient manner. a. True b. False SCM 3301 Homework #1 Spring 2010 Introduction, Supply Chain Strategy, Statistics and the Normal Distribution, And Project Management 2/11 MULTIPLE CHOICE Q 11 20, 3 POINTS EACH 11. ____________ is a strategy that produces a wide variety of products from relatively few assemblies and components after orders are received. a. Continuous production b. Assemble-to-order c. Make-to-stock d. Process flexible e. Product flexible 12. Which term does not fit with closed-loop supply chains? a. reverse logistics b. recycle c. remanufacture d. refurbish e. none of the above 13. Among the key characteristics of service operations are: a. customer involvement in the service process b. simultaneous production and consumption of services c. perishable aspect of the service d. labor intensity e. all of the above 14. Which one of the following is not consistent with a product-focused strategy? a. Unit costs are low b. Capacity utilization is low c. Variety is low d. Flexibility is low e. None of the above 15. With the PERT approach, the variance of the total project completion time is calculated by a. adding all the individual activity variances together b. adding all the activity variances with the largest slack c. adding all the individual activity variances on the critical path d. choosing the largest variances among all activity variances e. none of the above SCM 3301 Homework #1 Spring 2010 Introduction, Supply Chain Strategy, Statistics and the Normal Distribution, And Project Management 3/11 16. All of the following statements concerning project crashing are true except a. the project completion time can only be shortened by crashing activities currently on the critical path b. as activities are crashed, the critical path may actually change...
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