BUS 211 Week 4 Quiz

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BUS 211 Week 4 Quiz

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· Correct answerquestion1

Which of the following costs is associated with a firm’s
operations and materials management function?

o    


The cost of work-in-process goods, semifinished products
moving through the production process

o    


The cost of the machinery, computers, tools, buildings,
and equipment

o    


The stock value of finished products a company holds in
inventory

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The cost of employee wages, including benefits

· Correct answerquestion2

In the 1990’s, the Windows operating system, created by
Microsoft, was installed in 90% of the world’s PCs. This kind of penetration in
the personal computer business made Windows the

o    


best-of-breed solution

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industry standard

o    


leader in the networking software

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world’s largest software system

· Correct answerquestion3

Which best describes B2B commerce?

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Trade that takes place between companies

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Commerce between wholesalers and retailers

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Trade that is transacted electronically

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Same industry commerce

· Correct answerquestion4

Which of the following describes managers’ ability to use
the collection and analysis of data to gain information about various tasks and
operations to increase the efficiency of a particular function?

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Superior information

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Superior quality

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Superior productivity

o    


Superior innovation

· Correct answerquestion5

Which of the following is a form of information that is
constantly updated to make sure that decisions can be as up-to-date as
possible?

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Reliable

o    


Relevant

o    


Complete

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Real-time

· Correct answerquestion6

Of the three stages in operation and materials
management, which stage comes first?

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Input

o    


Production

o    


Output

o    


Operations

· Correct answerquestion7

According to Jones (2007), the semi-finished goods and
services that go through a company’s production process are called

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conversion

o    


inputs

o    


distribution

o    


work-in-process

· Correct answerquestion8

Which of the following is a key benefit of mass
production operating systems?

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Unique one-of-a-kind products

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Flexible employees and work teams

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A wide range of customized products

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Lower operating costs

· Correct answerquestion9

Information technology improves customer responsiveness
by

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giving middle managers the ability to collect and process
more data

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tracking changes to products and systems

o    


allowing the organization to identify issues in products
or process

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tracking people’s likes, dislikes, and buying habits

· Correct answerquestion10

Which component of the HRM system provides employees with
information about their performance relative to job expectations?

o    


Labor relations

o    


Performance appraisal and feedback

o    


Training and development

o    


Recruitment and selection

· Correct answerquestion11

Which is the process that aims at identifying
company inefficiencies and then determines where improvements are needed?

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Job analysis

o    


Workflow analysis

o    


Job specifications

o    


Human resource planning

· Correct answerquestion12

The aim of this process is to align human resources
recruitment and retention with future organizational goals. 

o    


Job specification

o    


Job screening

o    


Human resource planning

o    


Job analysis

· Correct answerquestion13

Which of the following best describes
information learned from a Position
Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ)?

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occupational safety and health concerns at work

o    


the different types of employees’ job activities

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pool of potential applicants for each position

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specific sales strategies and daily targets

· Correct answerquestion14

Which of the following is one of the four major sources
of competitive advantages provided by information technology?

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Rapid development

o    


Artificial intelligence

o    


Superior innovation

o    


Cutting edge communication

· Correct answerquestion15

Which component of the HRM system strives to ensure
equity and fairness in dealing with employee issues and concerns?

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Pay and benefits

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Recruitment and selection

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Labor relations

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Performance appraisal and feedback

· Correct answerquestion16

Which component of the HRM system provides employees with
the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their job?

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Performance appraisal and feedback

o    


Recruitment and selection

o    


Training and development

o    


Labor relations

· Correct answerquestion17

Which of the following is the correct order of the
operations and material management process?

o    


Output, operations, and input

o    


Operations, input, and output

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Input, operations, and output

o    


Operations, output, and input

· Correct answerquestion18

One major result of organizational learning is

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increased work load

o    


increased expenses

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increased profitability

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increased information

· Correct answerquestion19

Some examples of elements in the operations stage of the
operations and material management process include

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goods and services

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skills and machines

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raw materials and components

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labor and customers

· Correct answerquestion20

For what purpose do businesses consider establishing maquiladoras?

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Reduce inventory costs.

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Reduce distribution costs.

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Reduce raw materials costs.

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Reduce labor costs.

· Correct answerquestion21

According to Jones (2007), what attributes should
information provided to managers have to be useful to the organization?

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Complete, accurate, relevant, and timely

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Clear, quality, engaging, and responsive

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Complete, efficient, effective, relevant

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Superior, relevant, timely, and innovative

· Correct answerquestion22

The operating system that combines both the benefits of
customized products and low cost production is called 

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mass production

o    


small-batch production

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standardized production

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flexible production

· Correct answerquestion23

What is the major advantage of broadband technology?

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Quick transmission of very large amounts of information

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Transfer of data between networks over the Internet

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Connection of databases of different institutions

o    


Creation of an area network that links PCs to a central
server

· Correct answerquestion24

Which of the following is software developed
for business within the same industry to conduct trading?

o    


Open source exchange

o    


Business exchange center

o    


Networking protocol

o    


B2B marketplace

· Correct answerquestion25

In the history of modern computers, which of the
following came first?

o    


Mainframe computers

o    


Microprocessors

o    


PCs

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The World Wide Web

· Correct answerquestion26

According to Jones (2007), which type of operating system
is designed to make unique or custom-made products?

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Materials management production

o    


Mass production

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Flexible production

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Small-batch production

· Correct answerquestion27

Which best describes e-commerce?

o    


Systems used for exchange

o    


Same industry commerce

o    


Commerce between wholesalers and retailers

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Trade that is transacted electronically

· Correct answerquestion28

Which of the following best explains how information
technology improves innovation in a company?

o    


Allowing the organization to identify new audiences for
an existing product

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Tracking changes in financing related to product
development

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Giving customers ability to purchase products more easily

o    


Providing up-to-date information on changes to products
and systems

· Correct answerquestion29

Which of the following best describes the result of
information overload?

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Data is missing which makes information difficult to
understand.

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Large amounts of real-time data make it difficult to
collect.

o    


Vast amounts of information make it difficult to
determine what is useful.

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Excess data causes systems to fail.

· Correct answerquestion30

The combination of which two factors gives people the
ability to better react to the economic environment in which they function?

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Facts and numbers

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Knowledge and learning

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Data and technology

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Hardware and software

· Correct answerquestion31

According to Jones (2007), the hardware and software
components of a company’s existing IT systems are called its

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legacy systems

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network computers

o    


microprocessors

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mainframes
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