Chapter 5 Process Improvement: Reducing Waste through Lean

| November 9, 2018

1. Which of the following is/are (a) primary tenet(s) in the
Japanese work systems?
a) Waste is minimized
b) Continually improving process and systems
c) Six sigma implementation
d) Both A and B

2. The following are characteristics of Lean when contrasted
with traditional systems, EXCEPT:
a) Priorities are a limited market and few options
b) Capacity is flexible and moderately utilized
c) Suppliers are many, competitive, deliver to central
receiving area and have independent forecasts
d) Quality is at the source, continuous and with statistical
process controls

3. The lean tool to reduce setup times is SMED; this acronym
stands for
a) Sample minute exchange of dry
b) Single minute exchange of die
c) Simple minute exchange of die
d) Simple minute exchange of dry

4. Which of the following is NOT one of the seven categories
of waste or muda?
a) Waiting
b) Inventory
c) Underproduction
d) Defects

5. A patient diagnosis is an example of what type of
activity?
a) Value-added
b) Non-value-added but necessary
c) Non-value-added and not necessary
d) Necessary and value-neutral

6. A value stream map:
a) Can only be used in manufacturing facilities
b) May also be used for service providers
c) Shows the flow of materials and information with
suppliers shown on the left of the diagram and customers on the right
d) Both B and C

7. The following are characteristics of continuous flow
manufacturing (CFM), EXCEPT:
a) Work should flow through the process without interruption
b) Work is organized based on the similarity of the work
performed (a functional organization)
c) Work flows one unit at a time, based on the customer’s
demand rate
d) The phrase “don’t let the parts touch the floor”
exemplify CFM

8. Takt time is calculated as
a) Demand volume divided by customer required volume
b) Customer required volume divided by available work time
c) Available work time divided by customer required volume
d) Available work time divided by demand volume

9. The __________ offers a systematic way to view and analyze
process flows.
a) Optimized Production Technology (OPT)
b) Pull system
c) Theory of constraints
d) Progression theory

10. Which of the following is FALSE about Optimized
Production Technology (OPT)?
a) Bottleneck workstations in the shop must be identified
b) Bottleneck workstations must be scheduled for full
utilization
c) Capacities are to be balanced throughout the shop
d) Non-bottleneck workstations must be scheduled to keep
bottlenecks busy so they never wait for work

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