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Unformatted text preview: Name: (please print) Section: 14905 Midterm I BUAD311 Operations Management This exam is comprised of seven pages, including this page. The exam is scheduled for 1 hour 50 minutes. There is a total of 100 points on the quiz. This is an openbook, opennotes exam. You may use a simple calculator. No laptops. No PDAs. Show your work. If I cannot tell how you arrived at an answer, you will not receive full credit. An answer with no justification may receive no credit. You must read and sign the following pledge. If you do not read and sign the pledge, your exam may be treated as if you did not turn it in. Honor Code: I pledge my honor that I have not violated the Honor Code during this examination. X__________________________ 1 Section A: Multiple Choices [4 pts each] 1. According to Littles Law, a restaurant owner may increase the revenue by a) reducing the throughput rate b) having larger space and higher WIP c) increasing the time customers staying in the restaurant d) having smaller space and lower WIP e) None of the above e) 2. Which of the following statement is correct? a) Maketoorder systems are better than maketostock systems. b) Maketostock systems are better than maketoorder systems. c) Hybrid systems are perfect and better than both MTO and MTS systems. d) Hybrid systems are worse than both MTO and MTS systems. e) None of the above e) 3. To improve the utilization rate, we can I: Crosstrain the workers II: Adopt flexibility equipments III: Shift from MTS systems to MTO systems a) I b) II c) III d) I and II e) I, II, and III d) 4. Of the following five expressions, how many are linear? y x y x y x y x y x 2 7 2 7 2 7 3 log 3 2 + + a) Only one expression. The other four are nonlinear. b) Exactly two of them. The other three are nonlinear. c) Exactly three. The other two are nonlinear. d) Exactly four. The other is nonlinear. e) All the five are. b) 2 5. The following decision problem results in the LP formulation given below. Suppose a firm produces two products (product X and product Y) using three inputs: labor, Raw Material A, and Raw Material B. To make one unit of product X requires 6 pounds of A, 7 pounds of B and 9 hours of labor. To make one unit of product Y requires 12 pounds of A, 5 pounds of B and 6 hours of labor. The demands of the products are such that the company can sell as much of each product as it can produce...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2010 for the course BUAD OPERATIONS taught by Professor Srinivasan during the Fall '08 term at USC.
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