Chap015 - Chapter 15 - Lean Operations Chapter 15 Lean...

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Chapter 15 - Lean Operations Chapter 15 Lean Operations True / False Questions 1. In lean operations, input resources arrive for processing just as the preceding batch is completed. TRUE Difficulty: Easy TLO: 1 Taxonomy: Knowledge 2. A functioning MRP system is required prior to adopting lean planning and control systems. FALSE Difficulty: Easy TLO: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge 3. In a lean environment, anything not essential to the product or process is viewed as waste. TRUE Difficulty: Easy TLO: 2 Taxonomy: Knowledge 15-1
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Chapter 15 - Lean Operations 4. The ultimate goal of lean operations is a system characterized by the smooth, rapid flow of materials. TRUE Difficulty: Easy TLO: 2 Taxonomy: Knowledge 5. Although inventories are maintained, the goal of lean operations is to minimize safety stock. FALSE Difficulty: Easy TLO: 2 Taxonomy: Knowledge 6. Lean operations are unable to easily handle changes of output or product mix. FALSE Difficulty: Easy TLO: 4 Taxonomy: Knowledge 7. In the lean philosophy, producing more than two order quantities represents waste. FALSE Difficulty: Medium TLO: 3 Taxonomy: Knowledge 8. The four building blocks of lean operations are: product design, process design, personnel/organizational elements, and manufacturing planning and control. TRUE Difficulty: Easy TLO: 3 Taxonomy: Knowledge 15-2
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Chapter 15 - Lean Operations 9. Fast and simple are two common threads that run through the four building blocks of lean operations. TRUE Difficulty: Easy TLO: 3 Taxonomy: Knowledge 10. Value-stream mapping is a technique focused on finding new ways of adding value for critical stakeholders such as customers. FALSE Difficulty: Easy TLO: 7 Taxonomy: Knowledge 11. If a firm's product mix is 60% of product A and 20% each of products B and C, an optimal mix-model production schedule would be successive sequences of AAABC. FALSE Difficulty: Medium TLO: 3 Taxonomy: Application 12. Quality and highly capable production systems are requirements for the successful implementation of lean operations. TRUE Difficulty: Medium TLO: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge 15-3
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13. The small lot-sizing policy works well in a situation where both holding costs and setup costs are high. FALSE Difficulty: Hard TLO: 5 Taxonomy: Synthesis 14. The use of small lot sizes in lean operations is in conflict with the EOQ approach since setup costs tend to be significantly higher than holding costs. FALSE Difficulty: Medium TLO: 5 Taxonomy: Knowledge 15. A basic requirement for operating with low inventories in lean systems is that major system problems must already have been solved and new problems will be solved as they appear. TRUE Difficulty: Hard TLO: 4 Taxonomy: Knowledge 16. A benefit of small lot sizes in lean systems is that each product is produced less frequently. FALSE
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Chap015 - Chapter 15 - Lean Operations Chapter 15 Lean...

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