Operations Management Test 2 Practice

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  • 1. 
    The mrp input listing the assemblies, sub assemblies, parts, and raw materials needed to produce one unit of finished product is the:
    • A. 

      Master production schedule

    • B. 

      Bill of materials

    • C. 

      Inventory methods

    • D. 

      Assembly time chart

    • E. 

      Net requirements chart


  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not an input to the aggregate planning process?
    • A. 

      Resources

    • B. 

      Demand forecast

    • C. 

      Policies on work force changes

    • D. 

      Master production schedules

    • E. 

      Cost information


  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not a step in the forecasting process?
    • A. 

      Determine the purpose and level of detail required

    • B. 

      Eliminate all assumptions

    • C. 

      Establish a time horizon

    • D. 

      Select a forecasting model

    • E. 

      Monitor the forecast


  • 4. 
    Aggregate planning requires which of the following information?
    • A. 

      Forecast of expected demand

    • B. 

      Current levels of inventory

    • C. 

      Policies regarding employment levels

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 5. 
    The main input for master scheduling (i.e. mps) is:
    • A. 

      Long term forecasting

    • B. 

      Aggregate production (capacity) plan (i.e. aggregate planning)

    • C. 

      Material requirements planning (mrp)

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 6. 
    Which term is most likely associated with the term disaggregation
    • A. 

      Subcontracting

    • B. 

      Master schedule or master production schedule (mps)

    • C. 

      Varying inventory levels

    • D. 

      Firing and laying off


  • 7. 
    The basic goal of aggregate planners is to balance:
    • A. 

      Demand and inventories

    • B. 

      Capacity and inventories

    • C. 

      Capacity and backlogs

    • D. 

      Capacity and demand during the planning period


  • 8. 
    One option for altering the pattern of demand is
    • A. 

      Backorders

    • B. 

      Overtime

    • C. 

      Part time workers

    • D. 

      Subcontracting


  • 9. 
    How does the size of the smoothing factor (a) in exponential smoothing affect the forecast? what are advantages and disadvantages of choosing small or large (a) values? explain

  • 10. 
    Briefly discuss the requirements and benefits of mrp

  • 11. 
    What's aggregate planning? what is its purpose?

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