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1. Of the focus dimensions available to the Operations manager,




1. Of the focus dimensions available to the Operations manager, the ?product or service flexibility? focus can be applied to meet many production objectives. This focus concept produces;a. The lowest unit cost;b. The highest efficiency;c. The highest effectiveness;d. The highest economies of scope;e. All of the above;2. Operations are established in factories by using one or more of the basic processes. Which of the following is not a basic type of process structure?;a. Product-process matrix;b. Work center;c. Manufacturing cell;d. Assembly line;e. Continuous process;3. Which one of the following is not a factor distinguishing service design and development from manufacturing design and development?;a. Process and product must be developed at the same time;b. Many service organizations can change their service offerings virtually overnight;c. Many parts of the service package are often defined by the training that individuals receive before they become part of the service organization;d. The service package, rather than a definable good, is the output of the development process;e. Service operations can be protected by patents, manufacturing operations cannot;4. MRP is used in many assembly operations. One of the main purposes of a MRP system is which of the following?;a. Track inventory levels;b. Create productive capacity;c. Decrease layers of management;d. Develop schedules specifying when each component should be ordered or produced.;e. Upgrade manufacturing?s professionalism;5. Transporting, logistics, and delivering are not considered in supply chain analysis when outside carriers are contracted to move products to customers.;a. True;b. False;c. Can be both true and false;d. Partially true and partially false;e. Cannot tell from the information provided;6. Your company has purchased the rights to manufacture a new product for sales. Since you don?t know anything about the product, you?ll have to decide the best way to manufacture them in your local factory. Discuss how you would select between each of the basic process structures to use in manufacturing this new product.;7. Joe has worked for 10 years s an operations manager n the manufacturing division of his company. Today, his manager has told him that his new job will be an operations manager in the company?s hotel division, a service business. Describe the differences between these different types of operations and discuss changes that Joe will have to consider as a services operations manager rather than as a manufacturing operations manager.;8. Melissa is an operations manager for a company that manufactures red wagons. She believes that she can improve the operation by changing material control systems and is considering applying MRP. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of applying material requirements planning to this mechanical assembly line process and describe an example of the system that Melissa might use.;9. Cheapo Airlines had to declare bankruptcy. A new CEO has been hired who has a reputation for her strategic leadership ability, and she quickly develops a strategic plan to reorganize the airline. Discuss how Supply Chain Management could be used by Cheapo airlines as part of their new competitive strategy.;10. Robert has been asked to manage the product development of new electric cup holders at his manufacturing company. Robert wants to be certain that his product development process results in a successful, effective, and efficient product. Describe and illustrate with examples, the steps making up a product development program for this product that will meet Robert?s goals.


Paper#33164 | Written in 18-Jul-2015

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