Question 1.1. (TCO 3) Why would a company want to reduce the
number of kanban cards they use? (Points : 5)
the lean philosophy
To increase WIP
Question 2.2. (TCO 6) Which of the following is true?
(Points : 5)
Long lead times
are typical of JIT.
WIP is high in
facilities using JIT.
JIT assumes two
kinds of inventories: raw materials and finished goods.
scheduling under JIT is simple.
Question 3.3. (TCO 9) Which of the following statements is
correct? (Points : 5)
The first step
in the TOC is to decide how to exploit a constraint.
If we break a
constraint, another constraint will always appear.
complete the five steps, the process is complete.
product is not a constraint.
Question 4.4. (TCO 9) Which zone usually indicates the order
is farthest from the buffer? (Points : 5)
Question 5.5. (TCO 4) Operations setback charts are based on
_____. (Points : 5)
Question 6.6. (TCO 5) The number of periods in the basic MRP
record is called the _____. (Points : 5)
Question 7.7. (TCO 12) Under JIT and time-based competition,
the objective is _____. (Points : 5)
material wait time
Question 8.8. (TCO 7) Which of following would you expect to
be true if a company is following Toyota’s kanban system? (Points : 5)
A group of
containers with the same part will have one card.
are delivered to the requesting department.
kanban card is needed to obtain parts.
containers of product can be produced when time permits.
Question 9.9. (TCO 8) Complete the following. Under
make-to-stock, _____. (Points : 5)
records are not normally required
forecasts are not important
forecasts play a minor role in this type of scheduling environment
there is plenty
of time to identify errors and institute corrective actions
Question 10.10. (TCO 10) The flawless execution needed in
JIT has many important meanings. Which of the following is true? (Points : 5)
Unlike MRP, the
system will not function with many defects or mistakes.
Schedule is of
actions will not be needed.
Question 1. 1. (TCO 1) What is one of the key elements of an
effective PAC system? Why is this element so important? (Points : 25)
Question 2. 2. (TCO 2) Describe the desirable feedbacks PAC
should have and why they are important. (Points : 25)
Question 3. 3. (TCO 3) Identify and describe in detail the
four parts of lead time. (Points : 25)
Question 4. 4. (TCO 4) The capacity plan is critical to
managing the flow of materials on the shop floor. Why is insufficient capacity
a concern? (Points : 25)
Question 5. 5. (TCO 6) Market and manufacturing requirements
determine whether you will use MRP or JIT. Discuss when it is appropriate to
use MRP and JIT. (Points : 25)
Question 6. 6. (TCO 9) What changes, if any, will an
organization likely need to implement in order to utilize a TOC system? Explain
your answer in detail. (Points : 25)
Question 7. 7. (TCO 7) Explain the advantages and
disadvantages associated with using more kanban cards versus less kanban cards
under the Toyota System. (Points : 25)
Question 8. 8. (TCO 8) Many companies who once used only JIT
are now trying to integrate MRP into their MPC designs. Explain why they are
doing this in detail. (Points : 25)
Question 9. 9. (TCO 10) Creating JIT requires links to four
other areas often called building blocks: (a) product design, (b) process
design, (c) human/organizational element, and (d) manufacturing planning and
control. What are five of the six activities in the area of product design?
(Points : 25)
Question 10. 10. (TCO 11) Continuous improvements will often
require new organizational capabilities. Identify two areas relating to
information processing where continuous transformations will be needed to
implement lean manufacturing. Explain why. (Points : 25)