SCMS 331 CH.9 Practice Tests

Flashcard maker : Lily Taylor
Which of the following would NOT be produced or offered using a fixed-position layout?
A hospital emergency room
The objective of warehouse layout is to
find the optimum trade-off between handling cost and costs associated with warehouse space.
What are groups or batches of parts processed together?
job lots
A product-oriented layout
is organized around products or families of similar high-volume, low variety production.
Which of the following allocates display space and responds to customer behavior?
retail layout
The objective of layout strategy is to
develop an effective and efficient layout that will meet the firm’s competitive requirements.
Work cells typically have
reduced investment in machinery and equipment.
The “A” on an office relationship chart means
absolutely necessary
A fixed-position layout
addresses the layout requirement of large, bulky, projects such as ships and buildings.
Which of the following approaches is also called a “job shop”?
process-oriented layout
Which of the following moves production to a large work cell that remains part of the present facility?
focused work center
Which of the following is NOT one of the tasks of random stocking systems?
Assigning certain items to particular warehouse areas so that the total distance traveled within the warehouse is maximized.
Which of the following is an example of ambient conditions?
leather chairs at Starbucks
Which of the following is NOT helpful for retail layout?
Keep end-aisle locations empty to facilitate traffic flow.
avoids placing the materials or supplies in storage by processing them as they are received for shipment.
Which of the following terms describes the physical surroundings in which a service takes place, and how they affect customers and employees?
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?
What process uses warehousing to add value to a product through component modification, repair, labeling, and packaging?
The main objective of retail layout is to
maximize profitability per square foot of floor space.
In process-oriented and fixed-position layouts, it is important to minimize the costs of
material handling
Generally the goal of assembly line balancing is to
minimize imbalance between machines or personnel while meeting a required output from the line.
A process- oriented layout
deals with low-volume, high-variety production.
Which of the following is NOT true regarding layout decisions?
to obtain flexibility in layout, operations managers could keep investments high.
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 layouts?
complete as much of the project as possible offsite
Workplace can inspire informal and productive encounters if it balances three physical and social aspects:
proximity, privacy, and permission.
The requirements of work cells do NOT include
a high level of training and a low level of flexibility.
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.
Which of the following arranges machinery and equipment to focus on production of a single product or group or related products?
work-cell layout

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