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Productions 315 Chapter 6
The fourth step in Theory of Constraints application, "elevate the bottleneck(s)," means that:
the analyst should consider increasing capacity of the bottleneck.
Input measures include such metrics as:
the number of machine hours available.
Work should be released into the system:
when the bottlenecks need work.
Large, infrequent jumps in capacity are characteristic of companies that:
have an expansionist strategy.
An expansionist capacity strategy does all of the following EXCEPT:
involve small, frequent jumps in capacity.
Which of the following statements regarding setups is TRUE?
A TOC analyst would not be concerned with setup times on non-bottleneck machines.
Long-term capacity plans deal with:
investments in new facilities.
Which one of the following statements concerning capacity cushions is best?
Small capacity cushions are used extensively in capital intensive firms.
Long-term capacity decisions that confront managers includes all of the following except:
Regarding the measurement of capacity, when a firm provides a relatively small number of standardized products and services:
Which one of the following factors usually motivates a smaller capacity cushion?
Which of the following factors usually motivates for a larger capacity cushion?
Which one of the following statements about capacity cushions is best?
If a system is well balanced, which one of the following changes usually calls for a larger capacity cushion?
If a system is well balanced, which one of the following changes usually calls for a smaller capacity cushion?
An expansionist capacity strategy:
A wait and see capacity strategy:
A wait and see capacity strategy does all of the following except:
The focus for a process improvement exercise should be on balancing: