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Question 1.1.(TCO 1) Different levels of planning in supply chain operations
management include(Points : 5)
general and detailed planning.
strategic, tactical, and operational planning.
long-term and short-term planning.
logistical, operational, and procurement planning.

Question 2.2.(TCO’s 1) Which of the following is a measure common to both
the strategic profit model and the SCOR model?(Points : 5)
Responsiveness
Return on assets
Delivery performance

Question 3.3.(TCO 1) The demand for housing is characterized by a regular
pattern of increasing to a peak, then falling. When the demand reaches a
low point, it then repeats the pattern. This pattern usually takes place over a
3- to 5-year period. This is an example of which type of demand pattern?
(Points : 5)

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Autocorrelation
Seasonality and cycles
Step change
Trend

Question 4.4.(TCO 1) For Platinum Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas, Saturday is
the best day of the week for business. The gambling take for the hotel on
Saturdays over the past 4 weeks was as follows.
Week \$ Take
(1) \$250,000
(2) \$190,000
(3) \$300,000
(4) \$280,000
Using a moving average withn= 3 terms, what would be the forecast for
Week 5.(Points : 5)
\$256,667
\$246,667
\$255,000
\$232,124

Question 5.5.(TCO 1) Assume that the forecast for the last period is FITt =
200 units, and recent experience suggests a likely sales increase of 10 units
each period. Actual sales for the last period reached 230 units. Assuming a
smoothing coefficient of ? = 0.20 and a trend smoothing coefficient of ? =
0.10, what is the BASE forecast for the next period?(Points : 5)
210
206

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236
226

Question 6.6.(TCO 1) The tracking signal will suggest to a manager
that(Points : 5)
demand for an item is changing.
there is seasonality in demand.
a forecast mode's parameters may need adjustment.
All of the above

Week 2

Strategic-level planning
Tactical planning
Detailed operational planning
Long-term planning

Question 2. 2. (TCO 2) Each month the sales and operations team at
Johnson Company meets to develop plans for each of the next 6 months.
This process is known as (Points : 5)
collaborative planning and forecasting.
rolling planning horizons.
unconstrained planning.
continuous planning.

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Question 3. 3. (TCO 2) If a company strongly prefers that its aggregate
output plan be closer to a level plan than a chase plan, this implies that it is
concerned about minimizing (Points : 5)
inventory carrying costs.
hiring and layoff costs.
the cost of subcontracting.
Both A and C
Both B and C

Question 4. 4. (TCO 2) Zanda Corp. and Jones Corp. are identical in every
way (products produced, costs, demand, etc.) except for one. Zanda uses a
level production plan while Jones prefers a chase production plan. Which of
the following is most likely to be true? (Points : 5)
Jones will have higher investment in plant and equipment.
Jones will have higher hiring and firing costs.
Jones will have lower inventory carrying costs.
All of the above

Question 5. 5. (TCO 2) Jones Corporation is preparing an aggregate
production plan for washers for the next four quarters. The company's
expected quarterly demand is given in the following chart. The company will
have 1,000 washers in inventory at the beginning of the year and wishes to
maintain at least that number at the end of each quarter. The following are
other critical data.
Production cost per unit = \$250
Inventory carrying cost per quarter per unit = \$10 (based on quarter-ending
inventory)
Hiring cost per worker = \$1,000
Firing cost per worker = \$2,000
Beginning number of workers = 10
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Each worker can produce 100 units per quarter.
Any worker on the staff at the end of the year will not be fired at that time.
Given these data, what is the inventory carrying cost of a level plan?
(Points : 5)
\$100,000
\$700,000
\$70,000
\$7,000

Question 6. 6. (TCO 2) You are sitting next to a person in business class on a
flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia. You mention to that person that
you got your ticket 2 months ago for only \$12,500. The person responds that
she bought her ticket 2 days ago for \$7,800. This sometimes happens
because airlines often use an approach called (Points : 5)
capacity management.
yield management.
workforce leveling.

Week 3
Question 1.1.(TCO 4) MRP is a process that would be most applicable in
which situation?(Points : 5)
Planning requirements for repair parts for production equipment in
a manufacturing plant
Planning requirements for safety stocks of finished goods in a
distribution center
Planning requirements for bicycle seats in a bicycle production

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plant
A and C
None of the above

Question 2.2.(TCO 4) The longest lead time path in the BOM is the(Points :
5)
time bucket.
planning horizon.
time window.

Question 3.3.(TCO 4) A master production schedule shows the following
information.

Using a lot-for-lot rule, what is the MPS quantity for Period 1?(Points : 5)
90
80
100
40

Question 4.4.(TCO 4) Which of the following is not included in the
information about the inventory records file for an item?(Points : 5)
Safety stock

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Preferred order quantity
Net requirements

Question 5.5.(TCO 4) The following table shows capacity requirements data
for making toys.
A load profile would show(Points : 5)

load above capacity in Periods 3 and 5.
load below capacity in Periods 1 and 3.
that load is never exactly equal to capacity in all periods.
None of the above

Question 6.6.(TCO 4) The positioning and replenishment of finished goods
inventories at the retail level can be determined using(Points : 5)
MRP.
CRP.
DRP.
RFID.

Week 4
1.(TCO 3) A bottleneck activity in a process is generally the activity
with(Points : 5)
the smallest number of resources devoted to it.
the least capacity.

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no delays in front of it.
the highest cost.

Question 2.2.TCO 3) If a company can eliminate all sources of variance in a
process, then(Points : 5)
it will be able to operate at maximum capacity at all times.
there will be no constraints in the process.
continuous improvement will not be necessary.
None of the above

Question 3.3.(TCO 3) Which of the following statements about economies of
scale is not true?(Points : 5)
One reason economies of scale occur is because fixed costs can
be spread over more units of production as output increases.
One reason economies of scale occur is because employees
become more efficient as volume increases.
Economy of scale refers to the fact that as volume increases, total
cost of production decreases.
Economies of scale may not exist at all levels of production.

Question 4.4.(TCO 5) End item A is made by assembling two parts of B and
four parts of C. Part C is made from three parts of D and 2 parts of E. Gross
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requirements for end item A are 100 units.

What is the net requirement for part C?(Points : 5)
70 units
200 units
125 units
100 units

Question 5.5.(TCO 5) The positioning and replenishment of finished goods
inventories at the retail level can be determined using(Points : 5)
MRP.
CRP.
DRP.
RFID.

Question 6.6.(TCO 5) Benefits of ERP systems include all of the following
except(Points : 5)
easy implementation.
fewer data entry errors.

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improved customer service.

Week 5
Question 1.1.(TCO 6) Which of the following are technological factors
affecting the success of a project?(Points : 5)
Experience and authority of team members
Equipment, facilities, and communications systems
Organizational structure and reward systems
B and C
A, B and C

Question 2.2.(TCO 6) In the project for Colson Corp. shown in Exhibit 15-1,
does any task have slack? If so, how much?
Exhibit 15-1
(Points : 5)

None of the tasks have slack.
Task B has 3 days of slack.
Task C has 4 days of slack.
Task D has 2 days of slack.
Task C has 3 days of slack.

Question 3.3.(TCO 6) The forward pass in a critical path algorithm
involves(Points : 5)
calculating the late finish and late start for each task.
calculating the late finish and the earliest possible start times for
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calculating the earliest possible start and finish times for each
calculating the earliest possible start and late start for each task.

Question 4.4.(TCO 6) In evaluating time-cost trade-offs, we start by crashing
the task on the critical path that(Points : 5)
has the lowest cost to reduce by one unit of time.
has the lowest total crash cost.
can be reduced the most.
is the longest.
None of the above

Question 5.5.(TCO 6) Given the tasks, estimated durations, and crash costs
shown below, what is the total cost of the steps needed to provide the
cheapest way to reduce the project length by 3 days?
(Points : 5)

\$2,800
\$2,500
\$1,100
\$2,300

Question 6.6.(TCO 6) Why does project management often involve the
management of conflict?(Points : 5)
Projects often compete with routine operations and other projects
for resources and personnel.
Project managers are under greater pressures than other

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managers in a firm.
Projects are often staffed with personnel who may have greater
allegiance to their functional managers than to the project managers.
A and C

Week 6
Question 1.1.(TCO 7) You, as a supply chain analyst, have been approached
by the vice president of supply chain operations to come up with a
recommendation for improving the throughput time for the manufacture of
Widget A. You quickly realize that you need a process map before you
proceed. What is the first step you should undertake to map the process?
(Points : 5)
Draw a detailed schematic of the inputs and outputs of the

process in question.
Identify the desired outcomes of the process.
Analyze the process and prioritize opportunities for improvement.
Document the existing process (the "current state" map).

Question 2.2.(TCO 7) An activity identified by a question mark is typically
a(n)(Points : 5)
necessary activity.
unknown activity.
None of the above

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Question 3.3.(TCO 7) The principles of process improvement suggest that an
effective, efficient process(Points : 5)
maximizes the number of sequential activities and minimizes the

number of parallel ones.
minimizes the number of entry points of a workpiece into the

process.
minimizes reliance on departments outside of manufacturing.

Question 4.4.(TCO 7) From an operations perspective, companies should
strive to(Points : 5)
provide customer success to all customers.
realize that different customer management approaches may be

appropriate for different customers.
realize that all customers desire close customer success types of

relationships.
never refuse to do business with a customer.

Question 5.5.(TCO 7) A firm has found that it provides a 90% order fill rate
(orders shipped complete) and 90% on-time delivery, 90% of its orders
arrive at customers' destination in perfect condition, and 90% of the time all
documentation is correct. These are all the elements of a perfect order for
this company's customers. What is the best estimate of its perfect order
performance?(Points : 5)
90%
60%

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0%
66%

Question 6.6.(TCO 7) Alpha Company has a performance standard of 97% fill
rate. Last month it achieved a 94% fill rate. This is an example of(Points : 5)
a knowledge gap.
a standards gap.
a performance gap.
a perception gap.

Week 7
Question 1.1.(TCO 8) Which of the following is not a role of inventory?(Points
: 5)
Increasing quality of finished goods
Balancing supply and demand
Buffering uncertainty in supply or demand
Enabling geographical specialization

Question 2.2.(TCO 8) Suppose demand is 45 units a month, average
inventory is 60 units, and unit cost is \$20. What is the annual inventory
turnover?(Points : 5)
10
9
0.75

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Question 3.3.(TCO 8) If beginning inventory is \$1,000,000, ending inventory
is \$1,400,000, sales are \$10,000,000, and anticipated sales are \$50,000 per
day, what is the number of days of supply?(Points : 5)
28 days
70 days
60 days
32 days

Question 4.4.(TCO 8) Jones Manufacturing Inc. purchases a component from
a Chilean supplier. The demand for that component is exactly 70 units each
day. The company is open for business 250 days each year. When the
company reorders the product, the lead time from the supplier is exactly 10
days. The product costs \$14.00. The company determined that its inventory
carrying cost is 20%. The company's order cost is \$30.00. If the company
decides to order 1,750 units each time it places an order, what will be the
total annual cost of this policy? (Do not include the product cost in your
\$1,500
\$2,400
\$2,750
\$3,400

Question 5.5.(TCO 8) Jones Company has calculated that the EOQ for a
particular item is 1,000 units. However, Jones does not have enough capital
to order that many units each time, so it only orders 250 units at a time.
This will result in(Points : 5)
higher annual inventory carrying cost than ordering the EOQ
quantity.
lower annual inventory carrying cost than ordering the EOQ
quantity.
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lower annual ordering cost than ordering the EOQ quantity.
This cannot be determined.

Question 6.6.(TCO 8) A company has average demand of 30 units per day.
Lead time from the supplier averages 7 days. Assume that the combined
standard deviation of demand during lead time has been calculated and is
equal to 20 units. One unit costs \$10 and the inventory carrying cost is 25%.
What is the reorder point for the company if it decides on a 99% service
level?(Points : 5)
243 units
257 units
77 units
210 units

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