Supply Chain Management Study Set 2

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Quiz 6 :

Manufacturing Processes

Quiz 6 :

Manufacturing Processes

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Engineer-to-order firms will work with the customer to design the product, and then make it from purchased materials, parts, and components.
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The term "assembly line" refers to progressive assembly linked by some material handling device.
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A continuous process indicates production of discrete parts moving from workstation to workstation at a controlled rate.
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An example of an assemble-to-order firm is Dell Computer.
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The closer the customer is to the customer order decoupling point the longer it takes the customer to receive the product.
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The closer the customer is to the customer order decoupling point the more quickly the customer receives the product.
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A project layout is characterized by a relatively low number of units produced in comparison with process and product layout formats.
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The time needed to respond to a customer's order is called the customer response time.
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A make-to-order firm will work with the customer to design the product, and then make it from purchased materials, parts, and components.
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One trade-off illustrated by the product-process matrix is between flexibility and cost.
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Process selection refers to the strategic decision of selecting which kind of production processes to use to produce a product or provide a service.
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The product-process matrix shows the relationship between process structures and product volume and variety characteristics.
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The volume requirements for the product are one determinant of the choice of which process structure to select.
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One difference between an assembly line process flow and a continuous process flow is that on the assembly line the flow is discrete rather than continuous.
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The focus in the make-to-stock environment is on providing finished goods where and when the customers want them.
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The essential issue in satisfying customers in the make-to-stock environment is to balance the cost of the finished item against the willingness of the consumer to pay for it.
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Process selection refers to the strategic decision of choosing the volume of output to produce in a manufacturing facility depending upon the way that facility produces.
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Work center layouts allocate dissimilar machines into cells to work on products that have dissimilar processing requirements.
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The essential issue in satisfying customers in the make-to-stock environment is to balance the level of finished inventory against the level of service to the customer.
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A project layout is characterized by a high degree of task ordering.
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