Lean Operations Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… The goal of lean operations is to produce output using fewer resources than traditional planning systems.
TRUE

Difficulty: Easy
TLO: 2
Taxonomy: Knowledge 21. "Autonomation" indicates that the firm is attempting to reduce its dependence on automated equipment.
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Difficulty: Easy
TLO: 3
Taxonomy: Knowledge

22. "Preventive maintenance" is additional maintenance done immediately after a breakdown has occurred to help prevent any further breakdowns.
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Difficulty: Easy
TLO: 3
Taxonomy: Knowledge 23. In the lean approach, inventories are reduced gradually, instead of eliminating inventories as rapidly as possible.
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Difficulty: Easy
TLO: 5
Taxonomy: Knowledge 24. One problem with lean operations is that they can lead to much frustration and disappointment of people on the shop floor due to the need for continuously monitoring and expediting resource availability.
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Difficulty: Medium
TLO: 6
Taxonomy: Knowledge 25. A real advantage of the lean philosophy is the reduction of co-ordination effort required.
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Difficulty: Easy
TLO: 4
Taxonomy: Knowledge

26. The lean philosophy recognizes that some work-in-process inventories are a necessary investment to allow for smooth
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reduce overhead
E. eliminate inventory

Difficulty: Medium
TLO: 4
Taxonomy: Knowledge

79. The ultimate objective in a lean system is:
A. low to moderate levels of inventory
B. high quality, zero defects
C. minimal waste (less than 6%)
D. balanced and rapid flow
E. all of the above

Difficulty: Medium
TLO: 2
Taxonomy: Knowledge

Essay Questions 80. The All Seasonings Company uses 3,200 glass jars at one of its jar-filling workstations each eight hours of production. The cycle time for a standard container, which holds 90 jars, averages 45 minutes. If management uses an efficiency factor of twenty percent, how many containers should be used?
N = ?
D = 3200/8 = 400 jars per hour
T = 45/60 = .75 hour
X = .20
C = 90 jars

AACSB: AS
Difficulty: Medium
TLO: 5
Taxonomy: Application

81. The Four Star Publishing Company uses sixty reams of paper each hour at one of its high speed printing stations. The cycle time for a standard container, which holds 15 reams of paper, averages forty minutes. If management has decided to use three containers, what efficiency factor was applied?
X = ?
N = 3 containers
D = 60 reams per hour
T = 40/60 = 2/3 hour
C = 15

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