ch12 - ch12 Student: _ 1. The local government's...

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ch12 Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. The local government's willingness to invest in upgrading infrastructure to the levels required by a company is an important issue in a company's decision of where to locate a new facility. True False 2. Facility location analysis considers the competitive imperative to be close to customers as to timeliness of deliveries. True False 3. Facility location analysis considers the competitive imperative of lowest total cost. True False 4. Facility location analysis considers the competitive imperative of a favorable business climate as indicated by the presence of other companies in the same industry. True False 5. Facility location analysis considers the competitive imperative of locating near the appropriate labor pool to take advantage of low wage costs and/or skill levels. True False 6. Facility location analysis considers the competitive imperative of locating near the appropriate labor pool to take advantage of high technical skills. True False 7. An example of a positive business climate that might influence a facility location decision is increasing governmental costs and increasing property taxes. True False 8. A favorable business climate in facility location decision-making might include government legislation of tax abatements. True False 9. A favorable business climate in facility location decision-making might include local government intervention to facilitate businesses locating in an area via subsidies. True False 10. A favorable business climate in facility location decision-making might include local government providing basic skill training for prospective members of the workforce. True False
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11. In facility location decision-making the educational and skill levels of the labor pool must match the company's needs. True False 12. In facility location decision-making matching the educational and skill levels of the labor pool to a company's needs is even more important than the labor pool's willingness and ability to learn. True False 13. Because the world is becoming more highly interconnected, the proximity of an important supplier's plants is not crucial in supporting lean production methods. True False 14. Issues of product mix and capacity are strongly interconnected to the facility location decision. True False 15. A free trade zone operates under different rules and laws than a foreign trade zone. True False 16. A free trade zone is typically a closed facility into which foreign goods can be brought without being subject to the usual customs requirements. True False 17. The objective of facility location analysis is to select the site with the lowest total cost. True False
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course COMMERCE 398 taught by Professor Dale during the Spring '11 term at The University of British Columbia.

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