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Which of the following production process terms best describes a stage in a multiple-stage
process that limits the capacity of the overall process?
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Blocking
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Buffer
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Bottleneck
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Starving
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Lean production seeks to achieve high volume production using which of the following?
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Maximize capacity
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Minimize utilization
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Maximize inventory of work-in-process
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Minimize inventory of raw materials
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Which of the following terms refers to a special type of flowcharting tool that is valuable for the
development of lean processes?
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Value stream mapping
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Kanban production control system
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JIT production
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Kaizen
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To implement a flow process in developing a lean system, a firm might do which of the following?
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Eliminate some fixed costs
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Improve capacity utilization
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Build product in anticipation of demand
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Reduce setup/changeover time
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Which of the following is a factor that causes a diseconomy of scale?

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Increased product value and prices
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Increased transportation costs
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Increased total operating costs
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Increased utilization
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6
In the pull system, which of the following is the partner that begins the process of pulling?
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Executive management
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Quality control personnel
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Customers
o
Vendors
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The basic notion of economies of scale assumes which of the following?
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