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QUESTION 1
Cellular layout is a term associated with:
a. wireless telecommunication
b. functional (or process) layouts
c. assembly lines
d. part families
e. job shops
QUESTION 3
 
The benefits of flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) include:
a. reduced labor costs
b. higher flexibility than automation
c. quick changeover from part to part
d. all of the above
e. significantly lower unit costs
 
QUESTION 4
 
Comparing various process options and their relationship to volume and variety can be accomplished using:
a. breakeven analysis
b. the product-process matrix
c. net present value
d. payoff matrix analysis
e. cost-volume analysis
 
QUESTION 5
 
Which of the following most closely describes how parts are arranged into part families in group technology?
a. basically by design characteristics
b. basically by processing characteristics
c. both by design and processing characteristics
d. by operating characteristics
e. both by design and operating characteristics
 
QUESTION 6
 
Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing can produce savings in:
a. WIP
b. SET UP Times
c. Tooling Costs
d. All of the above
e. None of the above
 
QUESTION 7
 
Adding an oven in Kristen Cookies, while keeping all other steps/capacities the same and assuming orders for one dozen cookies, will:
a. double the capacity of the process
b. lower the capacity of the process by 50%
c. increase capacity of the process by 25%
d. increase capacity of the process by 50%
e. None of the above
 
QUESTION 8
 
The step that limits the output rate (capacity) of cookies in Kristen Cookies operation is:
a. the roommate
b. the mixing operation
c. the cooling operation
d. the oven
e. None of the above
 
QUESTION 9
 
In Kristen Cookies, if there is an order for three dozen cookies of the same kind, which of the steps will have the most savings in time compared to three dozen cookies of different types?
a. The oven
b. Mixing and spooning
c. Cooling
d. Packing
e. Collecting money
 
QUESTION 10
 
In Kristen Cookies, Kristen could reduce the thruput time of certain popular types of cookies by:
a. keeping the oven temperature low
b. taking credit card instead of cash
c. premixing batter for the popular cookies
d. singing while cookies are cooling
e. None of the above.
 
QUESTION 11
Questions 11 – 14 pertain to the following situation: The Universal Gizmo Works produces and sells Gizmos. The Gizmo is assembled on an assembly line with the following eight stations. There is one worker at each station. A work-day is eight hours long.
Station No.      Task    Time
(minutes)
1  Trim case        0.9
2  Insert and screw PC Card       1.5
3  Attach speaker1.8
4  Attach display screen 2.5
5  Insert batteries1.7
6  Close back cover        2.2
7  Inspect and test   2.4
8  Pack with user’s manual        2.0
How many gizmos can this line produce in one hour?
a. 4
b. 54.4
c. 24
d. 30
e. None of the above
 
QUESTION 12
 
Which station has the most idle time?
a. Station #4 (Attach display screen)
b. Station #7 (Inspect and test)
c. Station #1 (Trim Case)
d. Station #2 (Insert and screw PC Card)
e. None of the above.
 
QUESTION 13
 
What is the labor cost of one gizmo if the workers are paid $12 per hour?
a. $ 0.50
b. $ 2.00
c. $ 4.00
d. $ 12.00
e. None of the above
 
QUESTION 14
 
If you add an additional worker to station #4 (Attach display screen) how much will the output per hour increase?
a. 4
b. 1
c. 24
d. Double the previous output
e. None of the above
 
QUESTION 15
 
In which type of operations are you likely to see, at most, only minor variations in the product or service being produced using the same process and the same equipment?
a. A project
b. A job shop
c. Repetitive production
d. Batch processing
e. Continuous production
 
QUESTION 16
 
In which type of processing system would gasoline be produced from crude oil?
a. Job Shop
b. Batch
c. Assembly
d. Continuous
e. Project
 
QUESTION 17
To determine the volume at which an operation becomes profitable, one would perform:
a. breakeven analysis
b. the product-process matrix analysis
c. net present value analysis
d. payoff matrix analysis
e. cost-volume analysis
 
QUESTION 18
 
Which of the following is a characteristic of process layouts when they are compared to product (or line) layouts?
a. Higher in-process inventories
b. Less material handling
c. Higher rates of output
d. Thruput time almost equal to processing time
e. None of the above
 
QUESTION 19
 
A typical medical center is an example of:
a. continuous process
b. job shop or batch production
c. cellular layout
d. project process
e. None of the above
 
QUESTION 20
 
An automobile assembly plant is an example of:
a. job shop process
b. batch production process
c. line flow process
d. continuous production process
e. None of the above
 
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