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Question # 4

Which of the following project characteristics would suggest using the PERT technique, rather than the critical path method?

A.

Estimates of individual task times are probabilistic.

B.

Project tasks are backward scheduled.

C.

Due dates are needed to identify critical tasks.

D.

Project management can determine the critical path.

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Question # 5

A supplier of roller bearings makes lots of 10,000 and sorts them automatically according to size. In a typical lot of 10,000, the sizes break into the following categories:

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The product requires rollers on target or, at most, 0.0001 oversize. Experience indicates that 100% must be reinspected before use because the machine inspection lets a few defective units slip through. The supplier should be encouraged to take which of the following actions?

A.

Learn what factors cause variability.

B.

Tighten the inspection criteria.

C.

Seek deviations from Quality Control.

D.

Doubly inspect the rollers

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Question # 6

Control charts are used to do which of the following?

A.

Determine preventative maintenance schedules

B.

Display variation of the production process

C.

Determine the percentage of output within specification limits

D.

Verify ongoing process capability

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Question # 7

When a company moves from sampling inspection to internal process control, which of the following actions should be taken prior to evaluating supplier performance?

A.

Plan and analyze results.

B.

Conduct a supplier kaizen.

C.

Establish quality criteria.

D.

Establish target inventory levels.

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Question # 8

What is a role of a manager using a Kaizen circle for problem solving?

A.

Recomend and implement solutions

B.

Provide technical or administrative service

C.

Encourage circle formation and checks progress

D.

Provide problem-solving training if requested

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Question # 9

Standard costing systems may encourage production managers to do which of the following activities?

A.

Concentrate on easy orders to maintain high productivity ratios.

B.

Implement Theory of Constraints.

C.

Implement lean production systems to reduce cycle times.

D.

Build finished-goods inventory to net requirements.

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Question # 10

In process improvement, which of the following procedures should be done first?

A.

Assess employee productivity.

B.

Analyze process variances.

C.

Identify process steps.

D.

Establish priorities for process change.

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Question # 11

Capability index is useful to predict which of the following factors?

A.

Cell output

B.

Material and resource priority

C.

Overall equipment effectiveness

D.

Process variability

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Question # 12

A work center has one machine that is operated for one shift per day. The shop runs an 8-hour shift 5 days per week. Machine utilization has been 60% with efficiency at 80%. A routing through this work center has a standard run time of .10 hours per piece. Job number 1234 is for 200 pieces. If the utilization is improved to 80%, the difference in calculated lead time for the job is how many days?

A.

1.0

B.

1.3

C.

2.1

D.

2.7

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Question # 13

A company produces a part with a nominal diameter of 2.0 inches and a tolerance of ± 0.006 with a standard deviation of 0.001 inches. A sample has the average diameter of 1.996 inches with a standard deviation of 0.001 inches. What is the CPK and process capability?

A.

0.667, capable

B.

0.667, not capable

C.

0.333, capable

D.

0.333, not capable

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Question # 14

Which of the following activities takes place during prototype production and testing?

A.

Customer acceptance is emphasized.

B.

The complete product is produced in low-volume pilot runs.

C.

Delivery schedules for components and subassemblies are established.

D.

The qualification of suppliers begins.

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Question # 15

Which of the following basic layout principles should be applied to improve work flow?

A.

Sequencing layouts for families of parts

B.

Locating supermarkets near U-cells

C.

Reducing number of machine tools

D.

Increasing vertical part movement

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