Operations Management Study Set 1

Business

Quiz 7 :

Capacity and Facilities Design

Quiz 7 :

Capacity and Facilities Design

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Facility location is often overlooked because it is not an important aspect of a firm's strategic plan.
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Which type of facility is large and expensive?
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One of the reasons that foreign firms locate the facilities in North America is to reduce their supply chain costs.
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Which of the following is a not a major criterion for a manufacturing facility?
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Common location incentives include all of the following except
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A location's collection of physical support systems is known as its infrastructure.
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The centre of gravity technique outlines a method for identifying and weighing important location factors.
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Which of the following is not a facility location factor important in selecting a country?
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The load-distance technique evaluates the different locations based on the load and transport distance.
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A brewery is an example of
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Service operations tend to make location decisions more frequently than manufacturing facilities.
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The factors used to evaluate location of a manufacturing plant are usually different from the factors used in locating a service facility.
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Transportation costs are generally a function of distance, weight, and time.
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Railroad access is frequently a factor in locating a manufacturing plant.
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For a service operation to be in the right place, it usually means being in a location that is convenient and easily accessible.
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Inadequate infrastructure, at a given location, increases the supply chain costs and decreases the customer service.
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A service facility is usually the largest and most expensive type of facility.
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Which of the following is a type of facility addressed by the facility location decision?
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The cost and availability of labour is an important factor in a location decision.
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Which of the following is not a primary factor in location decisions for manufacturing plants?
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