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File: ch07, chapter 7: Capacity and Facilities True/False 1. Facility layout refers to the arrangement of machines, processes, departments, and other areas within a facility. Ans: True Difficulty: Easy Feedback: Basic Layouts 2. The basic objective of the facility layout decision is to ensure a smooth flow of inventory through the system. Ans: False Difficulty: Easy Feedback: Basic Layouts 3. A process layout arranges activities sequentially. Ans: False Difficulty: Moderate Feedback: Basic Layouts 4. A process layout groups similar activities together according to the functions they perform. Ans: True Difficulty: Moderate Feedback: Basic Layouts 5. General as opposed to specific purpose equipment is typically found in a process layout.
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Ans: True Difficulty: Easy Feedback: Basic Layouts 6. An important advantage of a process layout over a product layout is efficiency. Ans: False Difficulty: Easy Feedback: Basic Layouts 7. Material storage and movement are directly affected by facility layout decisions. Ans: True Difficulty: Easy Feedback: Basic Layouts 8. Product layouts have a higher degree of flexibility than process layouts. Ans: False Difficulty: Easy Feedback: Basic Layouts 9. Fixed-position layouts are used for projects when the product cannot be moved. Ans: True Difficulty: Easy Feedback: Basic Layouts 10. Shipbuilding is an example of production system requiring a process layout. Ans: False Difficulty: Easy Feedback: Basic Layouts
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11. Equipment utilization is typically very high in processes with a fixed-position layout. Ans: False Difficulty: Easy Feedback: Basic Layouts 12. Minimizing material handling cost is an important objective for a process layout. Ans: True Difficulty: Moderate Feedback: Basic Layouts 13. A relationship diagram provides a standard format for displaying manager preferences for department locations. Ans: True Difficulty: Moderate Feedback: Designing Process Layouts 14. Most service facilities utilize fixed-position layouts. Ans: False Difficulty: Easy Feedback: Designing Service Layouts 15. The majority of service facilities utilize process layouts. Ans: True Difficulty: Easy Feedback: Designing Service Layouts 16. With a product layout the purpose of line balancing is to equalize the amount of work at each workstation. Ans: True Difficulty: Moderate
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Feedback: Designing Product Layouts 17. Precedence requirements reflect physical restrictions on the order in which operations are performed in a product layout. Ans: True Difficulty: Moderate Feedback: Designing Product Layouts 18. The maximum amount of time a product spends at any workstation is known as the bottleneck time. Ans: False Difficulty: Moderate Feedback: Designing Product Layouts 19. The cycle time refers to the maximum amount of time a product is allowed to spend at each workstation.
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