BSOP 429 Production Activity Control Final Exam Set 2 Devry

BSOP 429 Production Activity Control and Just-in-time??

Final Exam Set 2

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  1. (TCO 4)??The two different approaches to load work centers in job-shop scheduling are (Points : 5)
  2. (TCO 2)??The priority rule where jobs are processed according to the smallest ratio of due date to processing time is (Points : 5)
  3. (TCO 2)??A scheduling rule used for sequencing jobs through two work centers is (Points : 5)
  4. (TCO 3)??The owner and operator of the local franchise of Handyman, Inc., has four jobs to do today, shown in the order they were received:?????????????????????.If he uses the first-come, first-served (FCFS) priority rule to schedule these jobs, what will be the average completion time? (Points : 5)
  5. (TCO 5)??The ultimate goal of JIT operations is to have (Points : 5)
  6. (TCO 6)??Building up an inventory of standard parts or modules instead of immediately producing the finished end items is the essence of (Points : 5)
  7. (TCO 7)??A kanban card is used to signal that (Points : 5)
  8. (TCO 10)??The type of processing system that is used for highly standardized products is (Points : 5)

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  1. (TCO 8)??Does cellular manufacturing apply best to repetitive, high-volume product or nonrepetitive, low-volume product? Explain and give an example. (Points : 25)
  2. (TCO 11)??Validate or invalidate the statement that although inventories are maintained, the goal of lean operations is to maintain a minimum of safety stock. (Points : 25)
  3. (TCO 9)??Elaborate on the statement: “The output of the system cannot exceed the output of the bottleneck operation(s).” (Points : 25)
  4. (TCO 4)??Differentiate between infinite loading and finite loading as two major approaches used to load work centers. (Points : 25)
  5. (TCO 12)??Explain why batch process helps maximize worker efficiency. (Points : 25)
  6. (TCO 2)??Refer to the following data for jobs waiting to be processed at a single work center (jobs are shown in order of arrival):?????????????????????????????? Batch job requires specialized operations carried out by different workers or group of workers and so there is a need for more specialization and standardization. What is the schedule sequence using the first-come, first-served (FCFS) priority rule? (Points : 25)
  7. (TCO 10)??Respond to the question: “Which is better, MRP or JIT?” (Points : 25)
  8. (TCO 1)??The design of the MPC system is influenced by some key features of market demand and product design. Name the key features that will lead to a make-to-stock system and explain the rationale.(Points: 25)
  9. (TCO 6)??Market requirements drive the choice of the shop floor system approach. Describe and explain the type of market requirements that would be suitable for an MRP-based system, along the lines of product design, product variety, and product volume per period, product mix changes, and delivery schedule changes. (Points : 25)
  10. (TCO 10)??Manufacturing strategy also drives the choice of shop floor system. Describe and explain the strategies that lend themselves to a JIT-based system, from the perspective of WIP, changeover cost, and process choice. (Points : 25)