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29. When deciding how to install "checks and balances" in his new business, the firm's owner considered implementing a simple control system due to its low cost and ease of implementation. However, after much thought, the owner considered the __________, which suggests that such simple control systems may not have sufficient variety to cope with the complex systems that they are trying to control. a. law of needful variety b. law of requisite variety c. law of conditional plurality d. law of requisite miscellany e. law of conditional variety ANS: B DIF: M OBJ: 3 NOT: Application 30. James Blum, the President of Williams Construction, is concerned that his company's control system is not adequate to cope with the complexity of its operations. Mr. Blum knows that, to maintain adequate control in his company, he must either increase the amount of variety in his control system or 31. Lucy Mills, a production engineer at AMEX Semiconductor, is concerned with the time lags that occur between observation, reporting, instituting, and return of deviations within her system. Lucy is concerned with 124
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32. The manager of a women's shoe store in the mall recognizes that if she doesn't have the latest fashions in stock when her patrons visit the store, they will probably not return to the store later to purchase the shoes. Sales lost in this manner, between the time of recognizing the need for more shoes and ordering/ receiving additional shipments of shoes, can be reduced by strengthening which of the following control system design factors? 33. In the context of control, __________ refers to the precision with which a control measure can be made. a. robustness b. subtlety c. sensitivity d. vitality e. resistance ANS: C DIF: E OBJ: 3 NOT: Recall
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