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Which of the following is not associated with batch production methods?

Question 36 options:


Larger production order sizes


Increased production flexibility


Fewer production change-overs


Reduced queues in front of work centers

Question 37 (1 point)

 








A firm is experiencing a high number of product returns due to poor quality. The firm has decided to expand its quality assurance activities to improve quality. Which of the following costs will increase as a result of this action? 

Question 37 options:


Appraisal costs


External failure costs


Prevention costs 


Internal failure costs

Question 38 (1 point)

 








How can an Operations Manager make BEST use of process flow diagrams?

Question 38 options:


Identify actions that do not add value to customers 


Gain an understanding of the entire manufacturing process


Identify elements that most contribute to product quality


Serve as the basis for future time-motion studies that can be undertaken to improve productivity

Question 39 (1 point)

 








What is the MOST important objective of a firm's inventory management system?  

Question 39 options:


Minimize overall materials handling costs


Maximize internal and external customer service


Minimize quality control costs


Satisfy all sales forecasts

Question 40 (1 point)

 








Which of the following is the MAJOR reason for adopting a Poka-Yoke strategy during product design?

Question 40 options:


Increased product quality through production


Reduced need for forecasting


Maximized production output


Increased product reliability

Question 41 (1 point)

 








MRP inputs such as Master Schedule, Bills of Material (BOM) and on-hand inventory levels are all processes by MRP software to create all of the following outputs except: 

Question 41 options:


Planned order releases


Planned purchasing reports


Planned maintenance schedules


Planned production orders

Question 42 (1 point)

 








Which of the following is not one of the building block elements in a firm's pursuit of a Just In Time (JIT) strategy?

Question 42 options:


Inventory flexibility


Process design


Manufacturing planning


Product design

Question 43 (1 point)

 








What is the primary reason for a retail firm's designed store layout?

Question 43 options:


Increase impulse sales


Optimize product positioning


Maximize customer travel times throughout the store


Confuse shoppers and keep them in the store as long as possible

Question 44 (1 point)

 








Which of the following is a good reason for reducing a firm's total inventory?

Question 44 options:


Increased inventory turns


Increased shipment followup


Increased expediting of raw materials and customer orders


Increased transportation costs

Question 45 (1 point)

 








What is the most NEGATIVE impact for a firm using the priority rule of shortest processing time (SPT) to schedule production through its factory? 

Question 45 options:


Some orders will be split to take advantage of capacity slack time


Some orders will be batched with similar processing times


Some orders are completed earlier than customer require them 


Some orders with longer processing times may be delivered late to customers

Question 46 (1 point)

 








What is typically the most important consideration for a firm managing its supply chain operations?

Question 46 options:


Maintaining control and influence over the performance of its suppliers


Reducing the ability to determine make versus buy decisions


Finding new logistics firms to efficiently and safely transport products


Reducing shipping costs of materials

Question 47 (1 point)

 








Which of the following is the LEAST important customer service performance measure within product operations?

Question 47 options:


Number of order stock-outs


Number of product sales forecasts


Product availability to customers


Number of late production orders

Question 48 (1 point)

 








A firm pursuing a strategy of using smaller lot sizes can expect all of the following to occur EXCEPT:

Question 48 options:


A reduction in storage space needed


A reduction in work in process (WIP)


A reduction in production scheduling required


Increased production flexibility

Question 49 (1 point)

 


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What would be the most important criteria when selecting a new supplier of critical materials?

Question 49 options:


Reliable consistent deliveries


Product quality


Financial stability of the firm


Competitive pricing 

Question 50 (1 point)

 








What is the MOST important factor when considering key performance metrics (KPM) for an organization?

Question 50 options:

Create sense of urgency towards operations efficiencies


Create teamwork within a department


Allow department mangers to maximize their area's performance


Create balance approach that focuses upon the needs of the customer

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