Suppliers often cite which of the following as a major concern?
A) long- term contracts
B) minimization of inventory
C) large lot sizes
D) zero defect production
In a JIT II system the
A) sales effort of the supplier increases but the cost of materials to the customer decreases.
B) customer need not have close interaction with the supplier.
C) customer is brought into the plant as an active member of the purchasing department of the supplier.
D) in- plant representative replaces the buyer, salesperson, and sometimes the materials planner.
Use the information in Table 8.3. How many kanban containers would be required if a 15 % efficiency factor is used?
A) 10 or less
B) 11 or 12
C) 13 or 14
D) 15 or more
The JIT concept will not work without the proper environment. Which one of the following characteristics is most common to firms that have successfully implemented a JIT system?
A) specialized workforce
B) longer setup times
C) uniform assembly schedules
D) high rates of machine failures