Flashcards in Chapter 8: Multiple Choice Deck (19)
Once processes are selected and designed, organizations must design the infrastructure to implement these processes. This is accomplished by means of __________ and _______.
facility layout, work design
Which of the following is not one of the four major patterns commonly used in configuring facilities?
Which of the following is not a common reason for a facility layout study?
a new supplier is used
A facility arrangement based on the sequence of operations that is performed during the manufacturing of a good or delivery of a service is a
Which of the following is not true about a product layout?
A facility arrangement that consists of a functional grouping of equipment or activities that do similar work is a
Which of the following is not true about a process layout?
lower material handling costs
A facility arrangement that is made up of self-contained groups of equipment needed for producing a particular set of goods or services is a
Which of the following is not true about a cellular layout?
low equipment utilization
The procedure of classifying parts and services into families to be processed in work cells is called
Which of the following is not true about a fixed-position layout?
high demand volume
Service organizations that provide highly standardized services tend to use
A product layout dedicated to combining the components of a good or service that has been created previously is
an assembly line
A technique to group tasks among workstations so that each workstation has – in the ideal case – the same amount of work is called
Assembly line balancing
When minimizing the number of workstations is the goal of assembly line balancing, we need all of the following information except
the desired assembly line efficiency
Reducing the number of workstations in an assembly line while maintaining the desired output rate results in
higher assembly line efficiency
The interval between successive outputs coming off the assembly line is called
Which of the following is a process layout software program discussed in the textbook?