Lean Basics

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  • 1. 
    What is theory of constraints? How is it aligned with Lean thinking?
  • 2. 
    Briefly describe the steps that need to be taken to implement lean in a process?
  • 3. 
    The foundation for the Toyota Production System is
    • A. 

      Continuous Flow

    • B. 

      Short Production Runs

    • C. 

      Only small fraction for total process time adds value to customer

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    The main principles of Lean are (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Identification of value

    • B. 

      Elimination of waste

    • C. 

      Generation of flow

    • D. 

      MRP

  • 5. 
    The seven wastes, as outlined in the Lean Manufacturing are
    • A. 

      Over Production, Waiting, Transport, Manpower, Over Processing, Motion, Overtime

    • B. 

      Over Production, Waiting, Transport, Inventory, Over Processing, Motion, Defects

    • C. 

      Over Production, Waiting, Transport, Inventory, Scrap, Rework, Defects

  • 6. 
    What is a value stream
    • A. 

      An activity that does not add value to the customer

    • B. 

      Is a mapping of complete processes

    • C. 

      The linkage of events or activities that ultimately delivers value to the customer

    • D. 

      The excessive movement of materials in a plant

  • 7. 
    Push based supply chains are demand driven rather than forecast driven
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The purpose of the tools in the 'Lean Toolkit' are to ensure that(Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Processes deliver value to the customer

    • B. 

      To lose weight

    • C. 

      Activities that do not add value are eliminated or reduced

    • D. 

      Mass produce the product to cut its unit cost

  • 9. 
    What is the purpose of the lean tool 'Kaizen'?
    • A. 

      To ensure that the workstation does not make anything until the next work center requests supply

    • B. 

      An improvement activity to create more value and remove waste

    • C. 

      To analyze the forces supporting or resisting a particular change

    • D. 

      To create a map of the physical path taken by the product as it passes through the process

  • 10. 
    What are the benefits of implementing Lean?
    • A. 

      Decreased lead times

    • B. 

      Reduced inventories

    • C. 

      Improved knowledge management

    • D. 

      More robust processes

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    What is time value mapping?
    • A. 

      A lean tool to map time taken for each process step and identify value and non value added steps

    • B. 

      A basic flow chart tool that maps inputs, processes and outputs

    • C. 

      A tool that analyzes the forces supporting or resisting a particular change

    • D. 

      Used to create a workplace suited for visual control and lean practices

  • 12. 
    Implementing 'Kanban' system can be effective method for
    • A. 

      Creating Kanban cards to signal the need to move materials in a facility

    • B. 

      Manage Inventory, create flow and eliminate wastes

    • C. 

      Implementing lean, reducing excessive movement and transport

    • D. 

      Implementing pull systems, reducing inventory and lead time

  • 13. 
    Lean principles can be successfully applied on business processes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not a goal of lean?
    • A. 

      Reducing set-up times

    • B. 

      Utilizing activity-based costing

    • C. 

      Increasing machine utilization

    • D. 

      Producing smaller lot sizes

  • 15. 
    Products with low demand should be:
    • A. 

      Produced in the quantity needed

    • B. 

      Batch processed and held in stock until needed

    • C. 

      Assigned higher cost per unit

    • D. 

      Discontinued or purchased from another supplier

  • 16. 
    Top management needs to be included in Lean projects.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Using kanban, production demand is triggered by:
    • A. 

      The production planner

    • B. 

      Forecast

    • C. 

      Removal of product by the downstream customer

    • D. 

      Any of the above

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