Inventory Control And Distr. Review

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is not an element of a distribution system?

    • A.

      Purchasing

    • B.

      Receiving

    • C.

      Storage

    • D.

      Patient charging

    Correct Answer
    A. Purchasing
    Explanation
    Purchasing is not an element of a distribution system because it refers to the process of acquiring goods or services, which is typically done before the distribution system comes into play. The distribution system involves activities such as receiving, storage, and patient charging, which are directly related to the movement and management of goods within the system. Purchasing, on the other hand, focuses on the initial procurement of goods and does not directly involve the distribution process.

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  • 2. 

    Which area is the first to accept the responsibility for all supplies in the facility

    • A.

      Receiving

    • B.

      Requisitioning

    • C.

      Distribution

    • D.

      Sterile storage

    Correct Answer
    A. Receiving
    Explanation
    The area that is responsible for accepting all supplies in the facility is the receiving department. This department is in charge of inspecting and verifying the accuracy and condition of all incoming supplies. They ensure that the supplies are properly received and documented before they are distributed to the appropriate areas within the facility.

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  • 3. 

    Supplies should never be stored

    • A.

      On wire carts

    • B.

      In a closed cabinet

    • C.

      8 inches off the floor

    • D.

      On the floor

    Correct Answer
    D. On the floor
    Explanation
    Supplies should never be stored on the floor because it can lead to various issues such as contamination, damage, and difficulty in accessing the supplies. Storing supplies on the floor increases the risk of them getting wet, dirty, or damaged by foot traffic or other objects. It can also make it harder to find and retrieve the supplies when needed, leading to inefficiency and potential delays in operations. Therefore, it is important to store supplies in a proper and elevated location to ensure their safety and accessibility.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is not a necessary requirement of a requisition

    • A.

      It must be legible

    • B.

      It must have the facilitys phone number

    • C.

      It must specify the quantity needed

    • D.

      It must specify where items are to be delivered

    Correct Answer
    B. It must have the facilitys phone number
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because the facility's phone number is not a necessary requirement of a requisition. A requisition is a formal request for goods or services, and while it is important to specify the quantity needed and where the items are to be delivered, including the facility's phone number is not essential for the requisition process. The phone number may be useful for communication purposes, but it is not a requirement for the requisition itself.

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  • 5. 

    Transportation carts should be claned at least

    • A.

      Daily

    • B.

      Weekly

    • C.

      Monthly

    • D.

      Hourly

    Correct Answer
    A. Daily
    Explanation
    Transportation carts should be cleaned daily to ensure proper hygiene and prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. Daily cleaning helps to remove any dirt, debris, or spills that may have accumulated during transportation, maintaining a clean and safe environment. Regular cleaning also helps to extend the lifespan of the carts by preventing the buildup of dirt and grime that can cause damage over time. Additionally, daily cleaning allows for immediate identification of any maintenance or repair needs, ensuring that the carts remain in good working condition.

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  • 6. 

    Which distribution system requires the using department to be responsible for maintaining  inventory levels?

    • A.

      Fixed inventory levels

    • B.

      Centralized exchange systems

    • C.

      Demand distribution

    • D.

      Total inventory control

    Correct Answer
    C. Demand distribution
    Explanation
    Demand distribution requires the using department to be responsible for maintaining inventory levels. In this system, each department is responsible for forecasting and managing their own inventory based on their specific demand patterns. This allows for better control and customization of inventory levels, as each department has a better understanding of their own needs and can adjust accordingly.

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  • 7. 

    Par levels should be based on:

    • A.

      Actual use

    • B.

      Weekly average

    • C.

      Monthly average

    • D.

      Budget

    Correct Answer
    A. Actual use
    Explanation
    Par levels should be based on actual use because it is important to have enough inventory on hand to meet the demand of customers. By tracking actual use, businesses can accurately determine the quantity of products they need to keep in stock at any given time. This ensures that there is neither excess inventory nor stockouts, which can lead to lost sales and dissatisfied customers. Additionally, basing par levels on actual use helps businesses optimize their inventory management and reduce costs associated with carrying excess inventory.

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  • 8. 

    Demand distribution systems are :

    • A.

      Predeterminized

    • B.

      Computerized

    • C.

      Labor intensive

    • D.

      Centralized

    Correct Answer
    C. Labor intensive
    Explanation
    Demand distribution systems that are labor-intensive rely heavily on human labor for their operation. This means that the process of distributing demand requires a significant amount of manual effort and involvement from individuals. Instead of relying on automated or computerized systems, labor-intensive systems may involve tasks such as manually sorting and organizing products, physically transporting items, and manually recording and tracking inventory. This can be a time-consuming and resource-intensive process, but it may be necessary in certain industries or situations where automation is not feasible or cost-effective.

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  • 9. 

    Which type of inventory distribution system requires the use of a predetermined inventory list?

    • A.

      Demand

    • B.

      Par level

    • C.

      Exchange cart

    • D.

      Just-in-time

    Correct Answer
    B. Par level
    Explanation
    A par level inventory distribution system requires the use of a predetermined inventory list. This system involves maintaining a specific quantity of each item in stock at all times, and when the stock reaches a certain level (the par level), it is reordered to bring it back up to the predetermined quantity. This helps ensure that there is always enough inventory on hand to meet demand and prevent stockouts.

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  • 10. 

    A simple but labor intensive system is the:

    • A.

      Par-level

    • B.

      Exchange-cart

    • C.

      Just in time

    • D.

      Demand

    Correct Answer
    D. Demand
    Explanation
    Demand refers to the quantity of a product or service that consumers are willing and able to purchase at a given price and time. In the context of the question, a simple but labor-intensive system is referred to as demand. This means that the system relies on the demand or needs of the consumers, and it may require a significant amount of manual labor to meet those demands.

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  • 11. 

    The most efficient distribution system is the:

    • A.

      Par level

    • B.

      Total exchange cart

    • C.

      Demand

    • D.

      Just-in-time

    Correct Answer
    B. Total exchange cart
    Explanation
    The most efficient distribution system is the Total exchange cart. This system involves exchanging an entire cart or set of products with another cart or set of products, rather than individual items. This method ensures that all necessary items are replenished at once, reducing the time and effort required for restocking. It also helps in maintaining inventory accuracy and minimizing stockouts. By utilizing the total exchange cart system, organizations can streamline their distribution process and improve overall efficiency.

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  • 12. 

    The computerized locked supply system is a variation of the :

    • A.

      Just-in-time system

    • B.

      Case cart system

    • C.

      Par level system

    • D.

      Demand system

    Correct Answer
    C. Par level system
    Explanation
    The computerized locked supply system is a variation of the par level system. In a par level system, inventory levels are set at a predetermined quantity, known as the par level. When the inventory falls below the par level, it triggers an order to replenish the stock. The computerized locked supply system uses technology to track inventory levels and automatically lock supply cabinets when the stock reaches the par level. This ensures that supplies are always available and prevents overstocking or stockouts.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following is not considered a specialty cart?

    • A.

      Disaster

    • B.

      Exchange

    • C.

      Dialysis

    • D.

      Code

    Correct Answer
    B. Exchange
    Explanation
    The specialty carts mentioned in the question are Disaster, Dialysis, and Code. These carts are designed to cater to specific medical needs or emergencies. However, "Exchange" is not considered a specialty cart because it does not refer to a specific medical need or emergency situation. It is unclear what "Exchange" refers to in this context, as the question does not provide enough information.

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  • 14. 

    An effective case cart system requires:

    • A.

      Little space

    • B.

      Infrequent cleaning of carts

    • C.

      The user to enter a code

    • D.

      Good communication

    Correct Answer
    D. Good communication
    Explanation
    Good communication is necessary for an effective case cart system because it ensures that all members of the healthcare team are able to effectively communicate and coordinate their actions. This includes communicating the specific needs of each case, such as surgical instruments or supplies, to ensure that the correct items are prepared and available in the cart. It also allows for clear communication between team members during the retrieval and return of the cart, ensuring that the cart is used efficiently and effectively. Without good communication, there is a higher risk of errors, delays, and inefficiencies in the case cart system.

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  • 15. 

    Just-in-time distribution systems are also known as:

    • A.

      First in first out

    • B.

      Stockless distribution system

    • C.

      Specialty carts

    • D.

      Centralized exchange systems

    Correct Answer
    B. Stockless distribution system
    Explanation
    A stockless distribution system refers to a method of distribution where inventory is not stored in large quantities but rather delivered directly to the point of use as needed. This system aims to reduce inventory holding costs and improve efficiency by eliminating the need for large warehouses or storage facilities. It ensures that products are delivered just in time, minimizing the risk of overstocking or obsolescence. Therefore, the term "stockless distribution system" accurately describes the concept of just-in-time distribution systems.

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  • 16. 

    The inventory of medical and surgical supplies can represent up to what percentage of a facility's operating budget?

    • A.

      20%

    • B.

      30%

    • C.

      40%

    • D.

      50%

    Correct Answer
    C. 40%
    Explanation
    The inventory of medical and surgical supplies can represent up to 40% of a facility's operating budget. This means that a significant portion of the budget is allocated towards purchasing and maintaining these supplies. It highlights the importance of having an efficient inventory management system in place to ensure that the facility has an adequate supply of essential medical and surgical items while also controlling costs.

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  • 17. 

    An ongoing inventory management system is known as a:

    • A.

      Perpetual inventory system

    • B.

      Manual inventory system

    • C.

      Total inventory system

    • D.

      Computerized inventory system

    Correct Answer
    A. Perpetual inventory system
    Explanation
    A perpetual inventory system is an ongoing inventory management system that continuously tracks and updates inventory levels in real-time. It uses technology such as barcode scanners and computer software to automatically record and update inventory data as goods are bought or sold. This system provides accurate and up-to-date information on inventory levels, allowing businesses to make informed decisions about purchasing, sales, and reordering. Unlike a manual inventory system, which relies on physical counting and manual record-keeping, a perpetual inventory system offers greater efficiency, accuracy, and control over inventory management.

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  • 18. 

    The reorder point is the:

    • A.

      Highest amount of stock

    • B.

      Lowest amount of stock

    • C.

      Average daily use

    • D.

      Historical data

    Correct Answer
    B. Lowest amount of stock
    Explanation
    The reorder point refers to the minimum level of inventory that triggers a new order to be placed. It is the point at which the stock level is considered low enough that it is necessary to replenish it. Therefore, the correct answer is "Lowest amount of stock."

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  • 19. 

    Ordering the optimum quantity of an item based on historical data is known as:

    • A.

      Reorder point

    • B.

      Minimum stock quantity

    • C.

      Maximum stock quantity

    • D.

      Economical order quantity

    Correct Answer
    D. Economical order quantity
    Explanation
    Economical order quantity refers to the process of determining the optimal quantity of an item to order based on historical data. It takes into account factors such as carrying costs, ordering costs, and demand patterns in order to minimize total inventory costs. By calculating the economical order quantity, businesses can ensure that they are ordering enough to meet demand without overstocking and incurring unnecessary costs.

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  • 20. 

    Bar-coding of an instrument sets and integral part of:

    • A.

      Case carts systems

    • B.

      Exchange cart systems

    • C.

      Tracking systems

    • D.

      Just-in-time systems

    Correct Answer
    C. Tracking systems
    Explanation
    Bar-coding of an instrument sets is an integral part of tracking systems. Bar codes are used to label and identify instrument sets, allowing them to be easily tracked and located within a healthcare facility. By scanning the bar codes, staff can quickly determine the location of an instrument set, ensuring that it is readily available when needed and reducing the risk of lost or misplaced items. This helps to streamline workflow, improve efficiency, and enhance patient care.

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