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27. Which of the following is not a criterion that influences manufacturing plant or warehouse facility location decisions?;A. Proximity to customers;B. Historical cost;C. Infrastructure of a country;D. Quality of labor;E. Business climate;Level: Easy;28. Which of the following is a not criterion that influences manufacturing plant or warehouse facility location decisions?;A. Suppliers;B. Free trade zones;C. Political risk;D. Gross national product;E. Tariffs and customs duties;Level: Medium;29. Which of the following is not a criterion that influences manufacturing plant or warehouse facility location decisions?;A. Government barriers;B. Trading blocs;C. Environmental regulation;D. Immigration rules;E. Local labor costs;Level: Easy;30. Which of the following is a criterion that influences manufacturing plant or warehouse facility location decisions?;A. Proximity to customers;B. Corporate policy;C. Competitor's locations;D. Competitive advantage;E. Host community politics;Level: Easy;31. An important issue in facility location analysis is business climate. An unfavorable business climate could be indicated by which of the following?;A. Similar-sized businesses nearby;B. The willingness of local politicians to provide favorable treatment for a consideration;C. The presence of other foreign companies in the case of international locations;D. The local presence of companies in the same industry;E. An established educational institution nearby;Level: Medium;32. One of the objectives of facility location analysis is to select a site with the lowest total cost. Which of the following costs should be excluded from the analysis?;A. Historical costs;B. Inbound distribution costs;C. Land;D. Construction;E. Regional costs;Level: Easy;33. One of the objectives of facility location analysis is to select a site with the lowest total cost. Which of the following costs should not be included in the analysis?;A. Outbound distribution costs;B. Incidental costs;C. Energy costs;D. Hidden costs;E. Costs we can pass along to our customer;Level: Medium;34. One of the objectives of facility location analysis is to select a site with the lowest total cost. Which of the following are hidden costs that should be included in the analysis?;A. Becoming less responsive to the customer;B. Supplier costs;C. Taxes;D. Construction costs;E. Product life cycle costs;Level: Medium;35. One of the objectives in facility location analysis is to select a site with the lowest total cost. Which of the following costs are hidden costs that should be included in the analysis?;A. Infrastructure costs;B. Movement of preproduction material between locations;C. Taxes;D. Construction costs;E. Bribery costs;Level: Medium;36. Which of the following is not an infrastructure criteria used in facility location analysis?;A. Adequate school system;B. Adequate health care;C. Adequate transportation;D. Adequate low cost labor;E. Adequate public utility systems;Level: Medium;37. How many free trade zones are there in the United States?;A. Less than 50;B. Less than 100;C. About 260;D. More than 412;E. About 310;Level: Easy;38. An example of a trading bloc is which of the following?;A. North American Free Trade Agreement countries;B. Free trade zones;C. ISO-9000 companies;D. American Production and Inventory Control Society;E. Wal-Mart and its' suppliers;Level: Easy;39. Which of the following is a plant location methodology good for locating a single facility within a set of existing facilities based in distances and volumes of goods shipped?;A. Factor-rating systems;B. Centroid method;C. Decision trees;D. Linear programming;E. Regression analysis;Level: Easy;40. In which of the following situations should we not use the transportation method of linear programming?;A. To find a new site location for a plant;B. To minimize costs of shipping "n" units to "m" destinations;C. To maximize profits of shipping "n" units to "m" destinations;D. To determine which corner of a street intersection to locate a retail service facility;E. To locate a finished goods distribution warehouse;Level: Medium;41. The centroid method for plant location uses which of the following data?;A. Volume of goods to be shipped between existing points;B. Inbound transportation costs;C. Transport times between facilities;D. Correlation matrix of existing facilities;E. Probabilities and payoffs;Level: Easy;42. Plant A is located at the (X, Y) coordinates of (100, 200) and has a volume of shipping of 500 units a day. Plant B is located at the (X, Y) coordinates of (150, 400) and has a volume of shipping of 200 units a day. Using the centroid method, which of the following is the X coordinate for the new plant location?;A. About 100;B. About 115;C. About 130;D. About 150;E. X coordinate can not be computed from the data given;Level: Medium;43. Plant A is located at the (X, Y) coordinates of (200, 500) and has a volume of shipping of 400 units a day. Plant B is located at the (X, Y) coordinates of (300, 100) and has a volume of shipping of 300 units a day. Using the centroid method, which of the following is the X coordinate for the new plant location?;A. About 205;B. About 227;C. About 243;D. About 389;E. X coordinate can not be computed from the data given;Level: Medium;44. A company wants to determine where they should locate a new warehouse. They have two existing production plants (i.e., Plant A and Plant B) that will ship units of a product to this warehouse. Plant A is located at the (X, Y) coordinates of (50, 100) and will have volume of shipping of 250 units a day. Plant B is located at the (X, Y) coordinates of (150, 200) and will have a volume of shipping of 150 units a day. Using the centroid method, which of the following are the X and Y coordinates for the new plant location?;A. (81,117);B. (88, 138);C. (117,102);D. (76,123);E. X and Y coordinates can not be computed from the data given;Level: Medium;45. What transportation mode has very high initial investment costs but gives a very low cost per mile for products that are highly specialized and require no packaging?;A. Highway;B. Rail;C. Water;D. Pipeline;E. Air;Level: Easy;46. Very few products are moved without at least part of their journey being by which mode of transportation?;A. Highway;B. Rail;C. Water;D. Pipeline;e air

 

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