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CHAPTER 16 - CHAPTER 16 JUST-IN-TIME AND LEAN PRODUCTION...

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CHAPTER 16: JUST-IN-TIME AND LEAN PRODUCTION SYSTEMS TRUE/FALSE 1. TPS stands for Toyota Production System. True (Just-in-time, the Toyota production system, and lean operations; easy) 2. TPS stands for Total Production Streamlining. False (Just-in-time, the Toyota production system, and lean operations; easy) 3. Product storage is an example of waste, in the sense that no value is added. True (Just-in-time, the Toyota production system, and lean operations; moderate) 4. In a JIT system, product inspection adds value by identifying defective items. False (Just-in-time, the Toyota production system, and lean operations; moderate) 5. Customer demand will always remain an unknown, so it is not considered a source of variation. False (Just-in-time, the Toyota production system, and lean operations; moderate) 6. Variability in manufacturing can occur because engineering drawings or specifications are incomplete or inaccurate. True (Just-in-time, the Toyota production system, and lean operations; moderate) 7. A push system means providing the next station with exactly what is needed when it is needed. False (Just-in-time, the Toyota production system, and lean operations; moderate) 8. Waste is anything that does not add value, such as storage or inspection of items; waste also includes any activity that does not add value from the consumer's perspective. True (Just-in-time, the Toyota production system, and lean operations; moderate) 9. Increasing inventory exposes variability in production processes. False (Just-in-time, the Toyota production system, and lean operations; moderate) 10. JIT brings about competitive advantage by faster response to the customer regardless of cost. False (Just-in-time (JIT), moderate) 11. One goal of JIT partnerships is the removal of in-plant inventory by delivery in small lots directly to the using department as needed. True (Just-in-time (JIT), easy) 12. Many suppliers feel that having a variety of customers is better than being tied to long-term contracts with one customer. True (Just-in-time (JIT), moderate) 13. JIT suppliers have concerns that the JIT firm's demands for small lot sizes are simply a way of transferring holding cost from manufacturer firm to the supplier firm. True (Just-in-time (JIT), moderate)
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14. Reducing distance is a common JIT goal. True (JIT layout, moderate) 15. Cross-training is a common JIT tactic to improve flexibility. True (JIT layout, moderate) 16. JIT systems carry inventory just in case something goes wrong. False (JIT inventory, moderate) 17. Hidden problems are generally uncovered during the process of reducing inventory. True (JIT inventory, moderate) 18. Lower average inventory is feasible only if setup times are short. True (JIT inventory, moderate)
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