Continuous Improvement Quiz

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Continuous Improvement Quiz

What do you know about Waste, Lean, Six Sigma, Value, etc? Take this quiz to check your knowledge on Continuous Improvement methodologies. If you achieve more than 70% of good answers, you will get your Continuous Improvement Basic Knowledge Certificate!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The main focus of any Continuous Improvement Project should be the elimination of...
    • A. 

      FTEs

    • B. 

      Flexibility

    • C. 

      Waste

    • D. 

      Organizational levels

  • 2. 
    Waste
    • A. 

      Is part of a Process and always inevitable

    • B. 

      Is part of a Process and always evitable

    • C. 

      Is the usage of any resource during the Process, which is not recognized by the Customer as increasing the value they receive

    • D. 

      Can not be seen on the shop floor

  • 3. 
    Which if the following is not one of the seven wastes?
    • A. 

      Inventory

    • B. 

      Movement

    • C. 

      Inventiveness

    • D. 

      Waiting

  • 4. 
    Lean is...
    • A. 

      A Method for reducing labor cost

    • B. 

      About shorten the Lead Time

    • C. 

      An efficiency improvement technique

    • D. 

      A set of tools designed to improve productivity

  • 5. 
    Which word is not directly related to Six Sigma:
    • A. 

      Variability

    • B. 

      Precision

    • C. 

      Flow

    • D. 

      Accuracy

  • 6. 
    Choose the statement that is not correct:
    • A. 

      LEAN and Six Sigma are both Process Improvement Methodologies

    • B. 

      LEAN arose as a Method to optimize auto manufacturing (Toyota);

    • C. 

      Six Sigma evolved as a quality initiative to reduce variance in Motorola

    • D. 

      Both methodologies are focused in how to optimize the Process flow

    • E. 

      LEAN doesn’t require the usage of advanced statistical tools

  • 7. 
    What is a typical semi value added activity (activity needed, but not providing directly value for the Customer)?
    • A. 

      Check to ensure compliance

    • B. 

      Rework to correct mistakes

    • C. 

      Training to bring employee to desired standard

    • D. 

      Searching documents

  • 8. 
    What can be considered as Value for the Customer?
    • A. 

      Cost

    • B. 

      Delivery

    • C. 

      Reliability

    • D. 

      Response

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    There is a big difference between Problem fixing and problem solving. Fixing a problem eliminates the symptoms, not necessary the root causes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Apply the 5 G’s principles is a best practice to be followed during the problem solving exercise. Which one is not a “G” applicable here:
    • A. 

      GENBA – Go to the Spot

    • B. 

      GENBUTSU – Examine physically the object

    • C. 

      GENBATSU – Establish rigorous measures

    • D. 

      GENGITSU – Check facts and figures

    • E. 

      GENRI – Refer to the Theory

  • 11. 
    The 5 “W” to be considered during a Root Cause Analysis are:
    • A. 

      Who, What, When, Where and Why

    • B. 

      Who, Who, Who, Who and Who

    • C. 

      Why, Why, Why, Why, and Why

    • D. 

      Who, Why, Who, Why and When

  • 12. 
    In a LEAN environment, operators are responsible for:
    • A. 

      Maximizing the output

    • B. 

      Meet customer requirements

    • C. 

      Run the processes assigned

    • D. 

      Execute direct requests to the supervisor

  • 13. 
    Value Stream Mapping exercise begins with:
    • A. 

      Customer Specifications

    • B. 

      A consensus about how the process should be executed

    • C. 

      A map of the Current Status (process and information flow)

    • D. 

      Best Practices implementation

  • 14. 
    An employee with time available should:
    • A. 

      Be punished

    • B. 

      Be rewarded

    • C. 

      Anticipate his work

    • D. 

      Perform the next operation on the Value stream

  • 15. 
    Which one is not a goal of the Define phase:
    • A. 

      Define a data collection plan

    • B. 

      Establish the process Boundaries

    • C. 

      Identify the Voice of the Customer

    • D. 

      Develop high level process map

    • E. 

      Create Project Plan and Milestones

  • 16. 
    What is the main goal in the Measure phase?
    • A. 

      Define precisely the Project Charter

    • B. 

      Understand the Problem

    • C. 

      Identify the root causes

    • D. 

      Implement actions

    • E. 

      Ensure results are sustainable

  • 17. 
    Which tool is not applicable in the Analyze phase
    • A. 

      Pareto

    • B. 

      Histogram

    • C. 

      Cause and effect diagram

    • D. 

      Design of experiments

    • E. 

      5 Why’s

  • 18. 
    Design of Experiments is a tool used during the Improve phase to understand the key variables that influence a result.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    About Control Charts, the following statement is not correct:
    • A. 

      Applicable to every Process and useful at any time

    • B. 

      Goal is to identify, as quick as possible, the occurrence of specific factors

    • C. 

      Supply information about process capability and its stability with time

    • D. 

      Avoid to bring useless adjustments to the Process

  • 20. 
    What is important to have a successful Continuous Improvement Project
    • A. 

      Choice of the right Project with clear Problem statement, scope and suitable KPI

    • B. 

      Definition of roles and responsibilities

    • C. 

      Team involvement and availability

    • D. 

      Not jump to conclusions

    • E. 

      All of the above