Supply Chain Management Study Set 2

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Quiz 12 :

Lean Supply Chains

Quiz 12 :

Lean Supply Chains

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In the textbook, the expression "quality at the source" means that we need to purchase the best quality a supplier or vendor can provide.
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Uniform plant loading is a process of smoothing the production activity flow to dampen the reaction waves that normally occur in response to schedule variations.
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Lean production is an integrated set of activities designed to achieve high-volume production using minimal inventories of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods.
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One of the aims of value stream mapping to eliminate waste in a process.
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JIT production means that we produce the product before it is required so the customer does not wait for the product.
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Lean production requires a "push & pull" system of inventory replenishment.
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Henry Ford used JIT concepts as he streamlined his moving assembly lines to make automobiles in the early 1900s.
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Lean production replaced JIT in the 1990s because JIT did not address the problem of reducing waste.
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Uniform plant loading is where you schedule production with different amounts of the same product each day of the week to permit variation to meet changing demand requirements.
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Group technology includes the set of psychological tests and training exercises given to group workers to ensure a high level of teamwork.
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JIT is typically applied to nonrepetitive manufacturing.
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Group technology is a philosophy wherein similar parts are grouped together and the processes required to make the parts are arranged as a work cell.
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Value stream mapping is used to visualize product flows through various processing steps.
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The goal of JIT production is to drive all inventory queues lower.
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Lean production makes implementing green strategies in manufacturing processes more difficult.
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JIT manufacturing forces a firm to work with a lower water level despite safety hazards.
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"Quality at the source" requires factory workers to become their own inspectors.
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A principle of value stream mapping is to concentrate on speeding up value-added operations.
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Group technology cells help to eliminate movement and queue (wait) time between operations.
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Lean production is a management philosophy and a pull system throughout the plant.
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