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1  What is the important starting point in developing a capacity plan?


  • Predicting the ability of suppliers to meet needs
  • Determining the effective capacity of a resource over some period of time.
  • Understanding key components of the supply chain
  • Predicting the needs of customers


2   Which of the following is an input file necessary to run an MRP program?


  • Bill of materials (BOM) file
  • Planned-order schedules
  • Exception reports
  • Quality management report


3   Which is the most challenging kind of supply chain to manage according to Hau Lee? 

  • Erratic
  • Risk-hedging
  • Efficient
  • Agile


4   Which of the following is one of the categories of manufacturing inventory? 


  • Economic Order Inventory
  • Work-in-process
  • Quality units
  • JIT Inventory

5   Which of the following forecasting methods is very dependent on selection of the right individuals who will judgmentally be used to actually generate the forecast? 


  • Simple moving average
  • Time series analysis
  • Delphi method
  • Weighted moving average



6   Which of the following is an input to the master production schedule? 


  • Prototype products from product development
  • Peg reports from factory records
  • Forecasts of customer demand
  • Aggregate component schedule


7   Which of the following is a perpetual system for inventory management?


  • Fixed-time period
  • Fixed-order quantity
  • P model
  • First-in-first-out


8   The main purpose of aggregate operations planning is to specify the optimal combination of which of the following? 


  • Workforce levels and inventory on hand
  • Inventory on hand and financing costs for that inventory
  • The strategic plan and the products available for sale
  • The workforce level and the degree of automation

9   In most cases, demand for products or services can be broken into several components. Which of the following is considered a component of demand? 


  • Cyclical elements
  • Past demand
  • Inconsistent demand
  • Future demand



10   What is another name for the fixed-order quantity inventory model? 


  • Cycle counting model
  • The ABC model
  • Economic order quantity model
  • Periodic replenishment model



11   Which of the following is an input to the master production schedule (MPS)? 


  • Exception report
  • The aggregate plan
  • Bill of materials
  • Inventory records file



12   What is the effect of the lack of synchronization among supply-chain members?


  • Continuous replenishment
  • Forward buying
  • Bullwhip effect
  • Metcalf's Law






13   In business forecasting, what is usually considered a short-term time period? 


  • Less than three months
  • More than three months
  • Four weeks or less
  • Six months or more



14   Which of the following is an essential resource that flows through a hospital supply chain? 


  • Patients
  • Medicine
  • Doctors and Nurses
  • Information



15   When considering outsourcing, what should firms tend to avert? 


  • Giving the outsourcing partner opportunities to become a strong competitor
  • Losing control of non-core activities
  • Allowing outsourcing to develop into a substitute for innovation
  • Allowing employees transferred to the outsourcing partner to rejoin the firm



16   In conducting aggregate operations planning there are a number of required inputs. Which of the following are inputs considered most external to the firm? 


  • Raw material availability and competitor's behavior
  • Subcontractor capacity and inventory levels
  • Current physical capacity of the organization
  • Internal inventory levels and market demand



17   Which of the following is an input file necessary to run an MRP system?


  • Planned order schedule
  • Exception report
  • Inventory records file
  • Computer-aided-design files



18   Which of the following is one of the main purposes of a MRP system? 


  • Determine the materials needed
  • Educate personnel in basic work rules.
  • Stimulate the work force
  • Decrease labor requirements







19   The text mentions several common approaches to use when developing a strategy to close a capacity gap (where utilization of a resource exceeds capacity available). Which of the following is among the common approaches mentioned? 


  • Closing a related department
  • New construction
  • Hire more employees
  • Transferring capacity from other units



20   Which of the following is considered a pure production planning strategy? 


  • Variable workforce, stable work hours
  • Stable workforce, variable work hours
  • Level playing field
  • Lag demand



21   Which of the following is most closely related to the reason a firm might implement MRP? 


  • To assure appropriate quality levels
  • So they can order the right parts
  • So they can insure that parts to arrive D. To assure appropriate quality levels
  • So they can order parts sufficient for immediate use
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