MGT 382 Week 4 Quiz | Mercer University

MGT 382 Week 4 Quiz | Mercer University 

Question 1

Reduced inventory levels and faster response to changes in demand are both benefits of MRP. 

·         True  

·         False


Question 2

Which of the following is NOT a key benefit of MRP?  

·         reduced inventory levels    

·         increased quality  

·         better response to customer orders  

·         faster response to market changes  

·         improved utilization of facilities and labor



Question 3

Lead times, inventory availability, and bills of material are among the five things operations managers must know for effective use of dependent inventory models.  

·         True  

·         False


Question 4

If X consists of one A and one B, and each A consists of one F and two Gs, then A is the "parent" component of G.  

·         True  

·         False


Question 5

Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding the master production schedule? 

·         It specifies what is to be made and how.

·         The master production schedule sets the upper and lower bounds on the aggregate plan.  

·         The schedule is independent of the aggregate plan.  

·         It specifies the work-shift schedule for the assembly line workers. 

·         It disaggregates the aggregate plan.



Question 6

Which of the following best describes a gross material requirements plan?  

·         a table that corrects scheduled quantities for inventory on hand  

·         a schedule showing which products are to be manufactured and in what quantities 

·         an intermediate range plan for the scheduling of families of products  

·         a schedule that shows total demand for an item, and when it must be ordered from a supplier or when production must be started  

·         a chart illustrating whether capacity has been exceeded


Question 7

Enterprise resource planning (ERP): 

·         all of these  

·         automates and integrates the majority of business processes.  

·         seldom requires software upgrade or enhancement.  

·         is inexpensive to implement.  

·         does not integrate well with functional areas other than operations.


Question 8

Which of the following is NOT a key direct benefit from effective internal or external scheduling? 

·         higher quality 

·         more dependable delivery 

·         lower cost 

·         greater use of assets 

·         added flexibility


Question 9

What is the objective of scheduling?

·         minimize lead time 

·         minimize response time 

·         minimize cost 

·         maximize quality

·         prioritize and allocate demand to available facilities



Question 10

The correct sequence from longest to smallest duration scheduling is:  

·         capacity planning, master schedule, aggregate planning, short-term scheduling.  

·         master schedule, aggregate planning, capacity planning, short-term scheduling.  

·         aggregate planning, capacity planning, master schedule, short-term scheduling.  

·         capacity planning, aggregate planning, master schedule, short-term scheduling.  

·         master schedule, capacity planning, aggregate planning, short-term scheduling.


Question 11

Short-term schedules are prepared: 

from master schedules, which are derived from aggregate plans. 

·         from the purchasing plans. 

·         directly from the aggregate plans. 

·         directly from the capacity plans. 

·         from inventory records for items that have been used up.



Question 12

The jobs listed below need to be completed. Assume that it is now day 140. If the jobs are sequenced according to the shortest processing time rule, what is the lateness of job A?

Job         Processing Time (days)  Job due date (days)

A             20           180

B             30           200

C             10           175

D             16           230

E              18           210  

·         days 

·         23.0 days 

·         7.4 days 

·         11.6 days 

·         9.0 days


Question 13

Which critical ratio value implies that a job is already late?  

·         less than 1  

·         10  


·         more than 100 

·         3.4



Question 14

Which of the following is an advantage of the FCFS dispatching rule when used in services?  

·         FCFS minimizes the average lateness of all jobs.  

·         FCFS minimizes the average number of jobs in the system.  

·         FCFS maximizes utilization.  

·         FCFS seems fair to customers.  

·         FCFS maximizes the number of jobs completed on time.



Question 15

Which of the following is generally found in most Lean environments? 

·         a push system for purchased parts and a pull system for manufactured parts  

·         a push system for high margin items and a pull system for low margin items  

·         a push or pull system, depending upon the rate of demand  

·         pull systems 

·         push systems



Question 16

Which of the following is specifically characterized by continuous and forced problem solving via a focus on throughput and reduced inventory? 

·         kanban  

·         Material requirements planning (MRP)  

·         Lean operations  

·         Toyota Production System (TPS) 

·         Just-in-time (JIT)


Question 17

Which of the following is specifically characterized by the elimination of waste through a focus on exactly what the customer wants?  

·         Lean operations  

·         Toyota Production System (TPS)  

·         Material requirements planning (MRP)  

·         Just-in-time (JIT)  

·         kanban


Question 18

A grocery store is attempting to implement a kanban system. Which of the following would NOT be an application of kanbans?  

a line of 5 people in the Chinese department signaling the department to heat 5 orders of crab rangoon 

·         a red light on top of the cashier's lane signals that the cashier needs additional change replenished  

·         an empty doughnut tray signaling the bakery to produce 2 dozen glazed doughnuts   

·         the meat department stocking up on turkeys before Thanksgiving  

·         All of these are kanban applications.


Question 19

Which of the following is NOT an attribute of lean operations? 

·         educating suppliers to accept responsibility for helping meet customer needs

·         eliminating almost all inventory through just-in-time techniques   

·         pushing responsibility to the highest level possible through centralized decision making  

·         minimizing space requirements by reducing the distance a part travels 

·         building worker flexibility through cross-training and reducing job classifications


Question 20

Lean operations are known for their:  

·         supplier education.  

·         challenging jobs.  

·         supplier partnerships. 

·         All of these are attributes of lean operations  

·         employee development.


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