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55. The type of control that focuses on detecting undesirable material, financial, or human resources that serve as inputs to the transformation process is referred to as a. concurrent control. b. safeguarding control. c. cross-functional control. d. feedback control. e. feedforward control. ANS: E DIF: E OBJ: 6 NOT: Recall 56. Sarah Jennings, a production engineer for Sunshine Computer, is particularly concerned about the material, financial, and human resources that serve as inputs to the transformation process at her company. Sarah is concerned about 57. One of the reasons McDonald's has such crisp french fries is that the company has a stringent set of standards for the potatoes it buys. McDonald's standards in this area is a form of 58. Before any lumber is sent to a construction site, contractor Jack Smith inspects every truckload of wood for defects and quality. This preventive control step can best be described as which of the following? 129
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59. Jerry Junkins, the CEO of Texas Instruments, is very careful to select suppliers that provide his company with high-quality component parts. Making sure that the inputs to a production process are of high quality is a form of a. forewarning control. b. safeguarding control. c. feedback control. d. concurrent control. e. feedforward control. ANS: E DIF: E OBJ: 6 NOT: Recall 60. The best way to prevent problems in the transformation process is to practice 61. __________ focuses on the transformation process to ensure that it is functioning properly. 62. Jack Baker is concentrating his control efforts on monitoring ongoing activities to ensure that the transformation process is functioning properly. Jack is concentrating on which type of control?
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