Chap012 - Chapter 12 - Lean Manufacturing Chapter 12 Lean...

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Chapter 12 - Lean Manufacturing Chapter 12 Lean Manufacturing True / False Questions 1. Lean production is an integrated set of activities designed to achieve high-volume production using minimal inventories of raw materials, work in process and finished goods. TRUE Level: Easy 2. Henry Ford used JIT concepts as he streamlined his moving assembly lines to make automobiles in the early 1900's. TRUE Level: Easy 3. Lean production requires a "push & pull" system of inventory replenishment. FALSE Level: Easy 4. Lean production replaced JIT in the 1990s because JIT did not address the problem of reducing waste. FALSE Level: Medium 5. Lean production is a management philosophy and a pull system throughout the plant. TRUE Level: Medium 12-1
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Chapter 12 - Lean Manufacturing 6. A focused factory network is a family of manufacturing facilities each producing components that are focused on a nearby large assembly facility. FALSE Level: Easy 7. A focused factory tends to be a small plant designed for one purpose. TRUE Level: Easy 8. In Japan we would expect a focused factory to be small and have only somewhere between 30 and 1,000 workers. TRUE Level: Easy 9. Group technology is a philosophy wherein similar parts are grouped together and the processes required to make the parts are arranged as a work cell. TRUE Level: Easy 10. Group technology cells help to eliminate movement and queue (waiting) time between operations. TRUE Level: Easy 12-2
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Chapter 12 - Lean Manufacturing 11. Group technology includes the set of psychological tests and training exercises given to group workers to insure a high level of teamwork. FALSE Level: Easy 12. In the textbook the expression "quality at the source" means that we need to purchase the best quality a supplier or vendor can provide. FALSE Level: Easy 13. "Quality at the source" requires factory workers to become their own inspectors. TRUE Level: Easy 14. JIT production means that we produce the product before it is required so the customer does not wait for the product. FALSE Level: Easy 15. The goal of JIT production is to drive all inventory queues lower. FALSE Level: Easy 16. JIT is typically applied to non-repetitive manufacturing. FALSE Level: Easy 12-3
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Chapter 12 - Lean Manufacturing 17. JIT manufacturing forces a firm to work with a lower water level despite safety hazards. FALSE Level: Easy 18. A principle of value stream mapping is to concentrate on speeding up value-added operations. FALSE Level: Medium 19. Value stream mapping is a technique that aims to eliminate waste in a process. TRUE Level: Easy 20. Uniform loading is where you schedule production with different amounts of the same product each day of the week to permit variation to meet changing demand requirements. FALSE
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