IE 361 Exams F2008

IE 361 Exams F2008 - IE 361 Exam 1 Fall 2008 I have neither...

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1 IE 361 Exam 1 Fall 2008 I have neither given nor received unauthorized assistance on this exam. ________________________________________________________ Name (Signed) Date ___________________________________________ Name (Printed)
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2 This exam consists of 20 multiple choice questions. There is a single best answer for each question. Circle EXACTLY ONE response for each question on this answer sheet. 1. A B C D E 2. A B C D E 3. A B C D E 4. A B C D E 5. A B C D E 6. A B C D E 7. A B C D E 8. A B C D E 9. A B C D E 10. A B C D E 11. A B C D E 12. A B C D E 13. A B C D E 14. A B C D E 15. A B C D E 16. A B C D E 17. A B C D E 18. A B C D E 19. A B C D E 20. A B C D E
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3 1. "Process Improvement" a) is promoted in modern business contexts through a variety of programs known by names ranging from "Total Quality Management" to "Six Sigma." b) is of concern in service industries. c) is of concern in manufacturing industries. d) Exactly 2 of the responses a) through c) are correct completions of the sentence. e) All of the responses a) through c) are correct completions of the sentence. 2. As typically used in the context of modern business process improvement paradigms, the word "control" refers to a) an activity that is fundamentally statistical. b) an activity having to do with process monitoring, aimed at verifying that no process change is taking place. c) activities undertaken only by upper management. d) Exactly 2 of the responses a) through c) are correct completions of the sentence. e) All of the responses a) through c) are correct completions of the sentence. 3. A straight-line trend "up" on a run chart of measured diameters of axels produced by a turning process suggests that for samples of, say, 10 n = consecutive axel diameters y , a) sample means y will increase approximately linearly with time. b) sample standard deviations s will increase approximately linearly with time. c) both sample means y and sample standard deviations s will increase approximately linearly with time. d) neither sample means y nor sample standard deviations s will change with time. e) nothing definitive can be said about what will happen to sample means y or standard deviations s . 4. Measurement validity, precision, and accuracy a) are all quantified in a gauge R&R study. b) can all be improved through careful calibration studies. c) in a statistical study can all be improved through increased samples sizes. d) Exactly 2 of the responses a) through c) are correct completions of the sentence. e) None of the responses a) through c) are correct completions of the sentence. 5. When two different devices are used to each make multiple measurements on the same unknown measurand a) the device biases can be compared. b) the device precisions can be compared. c) the two individual biases can be evaluated. d) Exactly 2 of the responses a) through c) are correct completions of the sentence. e) All of the responses a) through c) are correct completions of the sentence.
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4 6. Unit-to-unit variation in a real characteristic of items produced on a production line can be quantified by a standard deviation of .1 x σ = , while measurement variation associated with
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