Operations Management Study Set 5

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Quiz 8 :

Location Planning and Analysis

Quiz 8 :

Location Planning and Analysis

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Advanced communications has aided globalization.
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Labor laws are an important site-related factor.
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When making location decisions, nonprofit organizations differ from for-profit ones in seeking a balance between
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For service and retail stores, a prime factor in location analysis is customer access.
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The center of gravity method uses the earth's center to establish starting grid coordinates (i.e., the 0,0,0 point)in three dimensions (x, y, and z).
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In regard to supply chain management and the location decision, a primary challenge is to address _____ distribution.
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The first step in developing location alternatives is identifying important factors.
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Technology has made communication with global operations as easy as local communication.
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In general, managing global operations is made easier by _____ and _____.
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You cannot make a mistake by locating where labor costs are low.
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Among the potential disadvantages of having global operations is/are
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Web-based, retail businesses should be located near the customer to reduce their long distance phone charges.
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When service firms such as retailers or banks make growth-spurred location decisions, typically these involve
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Retail businesses generally prefer locations that are not near other retailers, as this reduces their competition.
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Factor rating is limited to quantitative information concerning location decisions.
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The fact that most types of firms are located in every section of the country suggests that in many cases, location decisions are not overly important; one location typically is as good as another.
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An example of a regional factor in location planning is the location of our markets (either existing or potential).
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Location decisions are basically one-time decisions usually made by new organizations.
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For service organizations, the dominant factors in location analysis usually are market-related.
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A strategy that emphasizes convenience for the customers would probably select a single very large facility.
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