Essay on Operations

753 Words 4 Pages
Operations Special Interest Group
IIM Calcutta


5th September 2012

1. The time required for binding of four books A, B, C and D is 7, 10, 12 and 13 hours. While its printing require 8, 6, 5 and 11 hours respectively. There is only one printing machine and one binding machine available, and each machine can process only one book at a time. The sequence that minimizes total elapsed time is a. ACBD b. ABCD c. ADCB d. CBDA

2. The total elapsed time in the above question is: a. 49 hours b. 37 hours c. 47 hours d. None of the above

3. CPFR in Supply Chain Terminology refers to: a. Combined Process For Replenishment b. Collaborative Pricing,
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Taiichi Ohno b. John Krafcik c. Sakichi Toyoda d. Shigeo Shingo

9. Buying through pre-negotiated contract with qualified suppliers is referred to as: a. E-procurement b. Spot sourcing c. Systematic Sourcing d. MRO Sourcing

10. An assembly line consists of 24 tasks grouped into 6 workstations. The sum of the 24 task times is 80 minutes. Cycle time for the line is 15 minutes. The efficiency for this line is : a. 18.75 percent b. 88.89 percent c. 112.5 percent d. None of the above

11. The typical aim of the push approach to supply chain management is: a. To enhance product and service quality. b. To reduce costs of distribution. c. To reduce costs of new product development. d. Both b & c e. Both a & c

12. In an assembly operation at a furniture factory, six employees assembled an average of 450 standard dining chairs per 3-day week. What is the labour productivity of this operation? a. 90 chairs/worker/day b. 20 chairs/worker/day c. 25 chairs/worker/day d. 75 chairs/worker/day e. None of the above

13. Large scale mass production was developed by ___________ in a moving assembly line a. Frederick Winslow Taylor b. Frank Gilbreth c. Henry Ford d. Adam Smith e. Charles Babbage

14. In an under loaded system, what reasons can attribute to waiting line formation?

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