Operations Management, Global Edition

Test Bank For Operations Management, Global Edition 12th Edition By William Stevenson

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Test Bank For Operations Management, Global Edition 12th Edition By William Stevenson

Chapter 06
Process Selection and Facility Layout
True / False Questions

1. Continuous processing is the best way to produce customized output.

True    False

2. As a general rule, continuous processing systems produce products for inventory rather than for customer order.

True    False

3. A job-shop processing system generally requires less-skilled workers than a continuous processing system.

True    False

4. Avoiding bottlenecks is the primary goal of product design.

True    False

5. In general, job-shop systems have a lower unit cost than continuous systems do because continuous systems use costly specialized equipment.

True    False

6. Continuous production has been a significant factor underpinning the U.S. standard of living over the last century.

True    False

7. Right-sized equipment tends to be larger than equipment used in traditional process layouts.

True    False

8. Intermittent processing can take the form of batch processing or a job shop.

True    False

9. The term “computer-aided manufacturing” refers primarily to the use of robotics in process control.

True    False

10. Flexible manufacturing systems bring the benefits of automation to continuous processes.

True    False

11. Repetitive processing systems usually produce goods specifically for customer orders rather than for inventory.

True    False

12. Morale problems can be a reason for redesign of a facility layout.

True    False

13. There are three basic process types: input, processing, and output.

True    False

14. A cafeteria line would be an example of a process-focused layout.

True    False

15. A possible disadvantage of a product layout is an inflexible system.

True    False

16. Product layouts involve high utilization of labor and equipment.

True    False

17. A manufacturing cell allows the production of a wide range of very different products.

True    False

18. Product layouts can more easily adapt to variations in product requirements than process layouts can.

True    False

19. Process layouts feature departments or other functional groupings of personnel or equipment.

True    False

20. Information technology refers to competitive data.

True    False

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