Chapter 9 – Space Answers

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What are groups or batches of parts processed together?
Job lots
Which of the following moves production to a large work cell that remains part of the present facility?
Focused work center
The objective of warehouse layout is to?
Find the optimum trade-off between handling cost and costs associated with warehouse space
Which of the following approaches is also called a “job shop”
Process-oriented layout
Which of the following would NOT be produced or offered using a fixed-position layout?
A hospital emergency room
A process-oriented layout?
Is organized around products or families of similar high-volume, low variety production
The “A” on office relationship chart means?
Absolutely necessary
Which of the following is an example of ambient condition?
Leather chairs at Starbucks
Which of the following is NOT helpful for retail layout?
Keep end-aisle locations empty to facilitate traffic flow
The objective of layout strategy is to?
Develop an effective and efficient layout that will need the firm’s competitive requirements
A fixed-position layout?
Addresses the layout requirements of large, bulky, projects such as ships and buildings
Which of the following is NOT one of the tasks of random stocking system?
Assigning certain items or classes of items to particular warehouse areas so that the total distance within the warehouse is maximized
Which of the following allocates display space and responds to customer behavior?
Retail layout
Work cells typically have?
Reduced investments in machinery and equipment
Generally the goal of assembly line balancing is to?
Minimize imbalance between machines or personnel while meeting a required output from the line
The requirements of work cells do NOT include?
A high level of training and a low level of flexibility
Avoids placing the materials or supplies in storage by processing them as they are received for shipment
To provide better access and possibly reduce the number of workers needed, work cells may be designed in the shape of what letter of the alphabet?
Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons that the techniques for addressing fixed-position layout are complicated?
The volume of materials needed is constant
What is a successful technique used by companies such as Ingall Ship Building Corporation to avoid some of the difficult problems producing items in fixed-position layout?
Complete as much of the project as possible offsite
Which of the following is NOT true regarding layout decisions?
To obtain flexibility in layout, operations managers could keep investments high
A process-oriented layout
deals with low-volume, high-variety production
What process uses warehousing to add value to a product through component modification, repair, labeling, and packaging?
Which of the following terms describes the physical surroundings in which a service takes place, and how they affect customers and employees?
The main objective of retail layout is to?
Maximize profitably per square foot of floor space
Which of the following arranges machinery and equipment to focus on production of a single product or group or retailed products?
work-cell layout
In process-oriented and fixed-position layouts, it is important to minimize the costs of?
Material handling
Workspace can inspire informal and productive encounters if it balances three physical and social aspects:
Proximity, Privacy, and permission

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