Tltc Lean Training - Operations Module

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Module Quizzes & Trivia

Testing knowledge gained by participants in TLTC Lean Training, Module 3: Improve Operational Efficiency


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Lean systems are characterised by ______ operations, paced to ______ demand.
    • A. 

      Fast; management

    • B. 

      Stable; customer

    • C. 

      Stable; management

    • D. 

      Fast; market

  • 2. 
    What is the production system in a Lean operation in which items are processed and moved directly to the next process with each processing step completing its work just before the next process needs the item?
    • A. 

      Standard Work

    • B. 

      Continuous Flow

    • C. 

      Jidoka

    • D. 

      Andon

  • 3. 
    Standardisation allows for accurate performance benchmarking and thus improvement.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 4. 
    What is a visual control tool – often a light – that alerts supervisors to problems on the “gemba”.
    • A. 

      Jidoka

    • B. 

      Andon

    • C. 

      Kanban

    • D. 

      Takt Time

  • 5. 
    Of the three kinds of time we use in Lean, which are measured and can be improved?
    • A. 

      Cycle Time

    • B. 

      Lead Time

    • C. 

      Takt Time

    • D. 

      Break Time

  • 6. 
    To calculate takt time you need to know the number of operators and how long the process takes.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 7. 
    In this image of a work cell which Lean elements do you see?
    • A. 

      Andon

    • B. 

      Multi-skilled operators

    • C. 

      Waterstrider supplying work-in-process inventory

    • D. 

      Counter-clockwise flow

  • 8. 
    If the customer demand is 55 service roster assignments in one 8-hour day (no breaks), what is the takt time?
    • A. 

      1.2 hours

    • B. 

      325 seconds

    • C. 

      12 minutes

    • D. 

      8.7 minutes

  • 9. 
    _________ is known as the “Father of the Toyota Production System”.
    • A. 

      Kachiro Toyoda

    • B. 

      Taiichi Ohno

    • C. 

      Henry Ford

    • D. 

      Edwards Demming

  • 10. 
    If the cycle time of a process is longer than the takt time for that product, what can you do?
    • A. 

      Balance the line by taking work from the long cycle and assigning it to a worker with a shorter cycle

    • B. 

      Add workers and split the process between them

    • C. 

      Change the product’s takt time

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    In pull / just-in-time / continuous flow systems how does one process “know” that the next process is ready for the product?
    • A. 

      Jidoka

    • B. 

      Andon

    • C. 

      Kanban

    • D. 

      Takt Time

  • 12. 
    The primary difference between Lean standard work and what we traditionally think of as a standardised process is the role of ___________.
    • A. 

      Management

    • B. 

      Inventory

    • C. 

      Controls

    • D. 

      Time

  • 13. 
    Time an important element in standard work because Lean is all about doing processes as fast as possible.  
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 14. 
    A spaghetti chart is a tool that shows _________ waste.
    • A. 

      Inventory

    • B. 

      Waiting

    • C. 

      Food

    • D. 

      Motion

  • 15. 
    The goals of establishing a 5S program are to improve the productivity and safety of the work place and increase ____________.
    • A. 

      Bonuses

    • B. 

      Orders

    • C. 

      Staff satisfaction

    • D. 

      Inventory