Operations Management Study Set 5

Statistics

Quiz 16 :

Scheduling

Quiz 16 :

Scheduling

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A Gantt chart is a basic scheduling tool that works best for high-volume systems.
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Flow-shop scheduling is used in high-volume systems.
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Splitting a large lot after one operation beyond a bottleneck operation would reduce the overall waiting time of the bottleneck operation.
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The output of the system cannot exceed the output of the bottleneck operation(s).
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The quantity sent to a bottleneck operation could be split into two or more process batches to better utilize a bottleneck resource rather than process the entire batch.
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When orders exceed our capacity, priority rules are used to select which orders will be accepted.
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The term loading, as used in scheduling, refers to choosing the order in which jobs will be processed in low-volume systems.
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A schedule chart can be used to monitor job progress.
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Line balancing is a major factor in the design and scheduling of low-volume systems because of batch processing.
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Infinite loading and finite loading are two major approaches used to load work centers.
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Loading is the determination of which work centers should perform which jobs.
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Sequencing is concerned with the order in which jobs are done, while loading is concerned with assigning jobs to work centers or workstations.
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Scheduling in intermediate-volume systems has three basic issues: run size, timing, and sequence.
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As long as the bottleneck operations are used effectively, idle time in non-bottleneck operations will not affect the overall productivity of the system.
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A Gantt chart is a basic scheduling tool that is most useful in low-volume systems.
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Input/output (I/O)control refers to monitoring the productivity changes since productivity is determined by the ratio of output to input.
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The assignment model seeks an optimum matching of tasks and resources.
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The elimination of idle time on both bottleneck and non-bottleneck operations must be accomplished to optimize output.
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A schedule chart depicts the loading and idle times for a group of machines or departments.
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When operations are often bottlenecked, additional planned idle time will improve the throughput in those areas.
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