ch16 - ch16 Student 1 The aggregate operations plan...

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Unformatted text preview: ch16 Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. The aggregate operations plan translates annual and quarterly business plans into broad labor and output plans for the intermediate term of 3 to 18 months. True False 2. The objective of the aggregate operations plan is to insure that the marketing and sales plans are realistic. True False 3. The aggregate operations plan differs in virtually every aspect in service organizations as contrasted with manufacturing organizations. True False 4. The sales and marketing plans are typically developed separately from the aggregate operations plan as a way of cross-checking results to insure the integrity of assumptions about the future. True False 5. Aggregate sales and operations planning occur in a company about every 3 to 18 months. True False 6. Aggregation in sales and operations planning is by groups of customers on the supply side and by product families on the demand side of the firm's supply chain. True False 7. Accurate medium-range planning increases the likelihood of operating within the limits of a budget. True False 8. The main purpose of the aggregate production plan is to specify the optimal combination of workforce level and inventory on hand. True False 9. The International Aggregate Planning Society (IAPS) has developed aggregate operations planning guidelines which are followed by a majority of manufacturing firms. True False 10. The sales and operations planning process consists of a series of meetings. True False 11. The sales and operations planning process is made up of a variety of analytical techniques which interact to produce short and intermediate term goals. True False 12. Subcontracting is viewed as a risky strategy because the firm may lose control of product design and pricing. True False 13. The aggregate operations plan should not be updated but should be followed precisely until the planning horizon has passed. True False 14. Fixed and variable costs incurred in producing a given product type in a given time period are relevant aggregate operations planning costs. True False 15. Backordering costs incurred in producing a given product type in a given time period are relevant aggregate operations planning costs. True False 16. Foregone profit margins are considered as relevant aggregate operations planning costs. True False 17. Costs incurred in hiring, training and laying off personnel are considered relevant aggregate operations planning costs. True False 18. The aggregate operations plan is developed from the master schedule and the strategic capacity plan. True False 19. The widespread adoption of computing technology has led to the virtual abandonment of simple cut-and-try charting and graphical methods to develop aggregate operations plans....
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