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Unformatted text preview: ch20 Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. OPT stands for optimal purchasing technique. True False 2. Synchronous manufacturing refers to the entire production process working together in harmony to achieve the goals of the firm. True False 3. Dr. Eli Goldratt feels that the goal of a firm is to make useful products efficiently. True False 4. The operational measure of throughput is "the rate at which money is generated by the system through production of goods and services that might be sold." True False 5. From an operations standpoint, one of the goals of the firm under the theory of constraints is to increase throughput while simultaneously reducing inventory and reducing operating expense. True False 6. Mr. Goldratt's "Theory of Constraints" is useful only in manufacturing settings. True False 7. According to the theory of constraints the term productivity is defined as all those actions that bring a company closer to its goals. True False 8. According to the theory of constraints it is wrong for manufacturers to try to match capacity with demand by attempting to balance capacity across a sequence of processes. Unbalanced capacity is better. True False 9. According to the theory of constraints a bottleneck is any resource whose capacity is greater than the demand placed on it. True False 10. According to the theory of constraints a non-bottleneck is any resource where capacity is less than the demand placed on it. True False 11. According to the theory of constraints, capacity is the time available for production. True False 12. According to the theory of constraints, a capacity-constrained resource (CCR) is one whose utilization is close to capacity and could be a bottleneck if it is not scheduled carefully. True False 13. According to the theory of constraints, throughput is the rate at which product is passed through the manufacturing system. True False 14. According to the theory of constraints, throughput is the rate at which money is generated by the system through sales. True False 15. One way to find a bottleneck is to run a capacity resource profile. True False 16. A way to find a bottleneck is to use one's knowledge of a particular plant, look at the system in operation, and talk with supervisors and workers. True False 17. Buffer inventory in front of a bottleneck is called a time buffer. True False 18. An MRP system can allow for product rejects by building a larger batch than is demanded, but a JIT system cannot tolerate poor quality. True False 19. A synchronous manufacturing system does not have excess capacity throughout the system, except for the bottleneck....
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- Spring '11
- Jacobs, Blooms taxonomy, Topic Area