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false

Lean production requires a "push & pull" system of inventory replenishment.

false

Lean production replaced JIT in the 1990s because JIT did not address the problem of reducing waste.

false

Lean production makes implementing green strategies in manufacturing processes more difficult.

true

Green strategies that save energy and fight global warming have broad consumer appeal and political support.

true

Group technology is a philosophy wherein similar parts are grouped together and the processes required to make the parts are arranged as a work cell.

true

"Quality at the source" requires factory workers to become their own inspectors.

true

A Kanban control system uses a signaling device to regulate JIT flows.

true

Respect for people is a key to the Japanese improvement ideas in manufacturing.

true

One of the many JIT techniques that have been successfully applied in service firms is the upgrading of housekeeping.

true

Preventive maintenance is emphasized in lean production to ensure that flows are not interrupted by downtime or malfunctioning equipment.

product defects

In the textbook Toyota's Fujio Cho identified which of the following types of waste to be eliminated?

Kanban production control system

Which of the following is an element that addresses elimination of waste under lean production?

in a paperless control system, containers can be used instead of cards

Which of the following statements holds true for Kanban production control systems?

Design for workflow balance

In designing a lean production facility layout a designer should do which of the following?

make frequent deliveries

In implementing a lean production system you should work with suppliers to do which of the following?

no extra inventory

In a lean production system we expect to see which of the following?

freeze windows

Which of the following is a lean production technique that is not reported in the textbook to have been successfully applied in service firms?

false

JIT is typically applied to non-repetitive manufacturing.

true

One of the many JIT techniques that have been successfully applied in service firms is leveling facility load.

false

One of the few JIT techniques that do not work well in service firms is demand-pull scheduling.

reducing waiting time between process operations

Group technology (GT) is credited with which of the following benefits?

true

Facility location analysis considers the competitive imperative of lowest total cost.

true

Facility location analysis considers the competitive imperative of locating near the appropriate labor pool to take advantage of high technical skills.

true

In facility location decision-making the educational and skill levels of the labor pool must match the company's needs.

true

The objective of facility location analysis is to select the site with the lowest total cost.

adequate low cost labor

Which of the following is not an infrastructure criteria used in facility location analysis?

north american free trade agreement countries

An example of a trading bloc is which of the following?

centroid method

Which of the following is a plant location methodology good for locating a single facility within a set of existing facilities based in distances and volumes of goods shipped?

to determine which corner of a street intersection to locate a retail service facility

In which of the following situations should we not use the transportation method of linear programming?

volume of goods to be shipped between existing points

The centroid method for plant location uses which of the following data?

highway

Very few products are moved without at least part of their journey being by which mode of transportation?

true

A favorable business climate in facility location decision-making might include government legislation of tax abatements.

false

Quality of life in a host community is not a major factor in making the facility location decision.

false

In facility location decision-making the factor-rating system is one of the least used general location techniques.

true

Facility location analysis considers the competitive imperative of locating near the appropriate labor pool to take advantage of high technical skills.

false

An example of a positive business climate that might influence a facility location decision is increasing governmental costs and increasing property taxes.

true

A free trade zone is typically a closed facility into which foreign goods can be brought without being subject to the usual customs requirements.

false

In facility location decision-making the factor-rating system is based on linear programming.

true

Services typically have multiple site locations to maintain close contact with customers.

willingness of local politicians to provide favorable treatment for a consideration

An important issue in facility location analysis is business climate. An unfavorable business climate could be indicated by which of the following?

pipeline

What transportation mode has very high initial investment costs but gives a very low cost per mile for products that are highly specialized and require no packaging?

false

In facility location decision-making the factor-rating system is one of the least used general location techniques.

true

A major problem in a plant location decision based on the factor-rating system is that simple point-rating schemes do not account for the wide variance of costs that may occur within each factor used in the analysis.

true

A third-party logistics company is a firm that manages all or part of another company's product delivery operations.

false

DHL and United Parcel Service are transportation companies which are prohibited from functioning as a third-party logistics company the way Federal Express does.

gross national product

Which of the following is a not criterion that influences manufacturing plant or warehouse facility location decisions?

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