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64.Which one of the following statements is true about the kanban system? 1. The quantities in the containers are usually large to reduce setup costs. 2. It is associated with a push system. 3. It is useful to smooth operations when numerous quality problems occur. 4. The supplier workstation signals the customer workstation as soon as a batch is completed. 5. The customer workstation signals to the supplier workstation when production is needed. e (JIT scheduling, moderate) {AACSB: Communication} 65. Kanban is associated with all of the following except 1. small lot sizes 2. signals, such as cards, lights, or flags 3. moving inventory only as needed 4. increased material handling 5. reductions in inventory d (JIT scheduling, moderate) {AACSB: Communication} 66. The word "kanban" means 1. low inventory 2. employee empowerment 3. card 4. continuous improvement 5. lot size of one c (JIT scheduling, easy) {AACSB: Communication} 67.Which one of the following scenarios represents the use of a kanban to reduce inventories? 1. A supervisor tells the operators to stay busy and start producing parts for next month. 2. A "supplier" work center signals the downstream workstation that a batch has been completed. 3. A supervisor signals to several work centers that the production rate should be changed.
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4. A "customer" work center signals to the "supplier" workstation that more parts are needed. 5. An operator asks the next station's operator to help him fix his machine. d (JIT scheduling, moderate) {AACSB: Communication} 68. If a casual-dining restaurant is attempting to practice JIT and lean operations, which of the following would not be present? 1. close relationship with the restaurant's suppliers of food, utensils, and equipment 2. food preparation in large batches 3. a kitchen set up to minimize wasteful movements 4. lean inventories of food 5. All of the above should be present. b (JIT scheduling, moderate) 69. The number of kanbans is 1. one 2. the ratio of the reorder point to container size 3. the same as EOQ 4. one full day's production 5. none of the above b (JIT scheduling, moderate) {AACSB: Communication} 449 70. Which of the following is false regarding the links between JIT and quality? 1. Inventory hides bad quality; JIT immediately exposes it. 2. JIT reduces the number of potential sources of error by shrinking queues and lead times. 3. As quality improves, fewer inventory buffers are needed; in turn, JIT performs better. 4. If consistent quality exists, JIT allows firms to reduce all costs associated with inventory. 5. All of the above are true. e (JIT Quality, moderate) 71. Which of the following is an illustration of employee empowerment? 1. UPS drivers are trained to perform several motions smoothly and efficiently. 2. Unionization of the work place brings better morale and therefore better quality.
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