Chapter 7 - Revision test
Part 1: Multiple choice (10 marks)
1 Which of the following strategies would be most likely to contribute to optimisation of an operations system?
A A regular program of equipment maintenance that averts equipment breakdown and consequent `downtime.'
B Maintenance of equipment that involves fixing things as they break down.
C Always adopting a fixed position layout.
D Minimising costs by only using unskilled labour and limited investment in staff training and development.
2 The assembly line:
A was first used by Henry Ford at the Ford Motor Company
B is often associated with mass production
C is capable of producing large amounts of standardised output in a short amount of time.
D is all of the above
3 A bakery producing different types of products in identical type groups is using:
A a project/job process layout
B a continuous flow production type
C a batch production method
D mass production
4 Lean manufacturing:
A is a type of quality management program
B aims to improve efficiency through the identification and elimination of waste from the production system
C includes process mapping
D includes all of the above
E includes b and c above
5 Virtual factories:
A generally create increased fixed costs
B usually involve the extensive use of outsourcing
C eliminate special responsibility obligations
D do not really exist
6 Which of the following is NOT classified as being part of inventory?
A Unfinished goods
B Raw materials
C Capital resources
D Component parts
7 A Just in Time system of inventory control will:
A reduce inventory stocks and therefore reduce costs
B maximise inventory stocks and therefore avoid supplies running out
C maximises the amount of materials on hand at any one time
D minimises productivity
8 The management of the transport and distribution of products is also known as:
9 Quality management programs:
A minimise waste and defect rates and therefore minimise efficiency
B minimise waste and defect rates and therefore increase quality levels...