BSOP 206 Week 1 Quiz

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BSOP 206 Week 1 Quiz

1.Question :(TCO 4) Gibson Valves produces air valves on a five-person assembly line. If 1,200 valves are produced in an 8-hour shift, what is the labor productivity of the line?
Student Answer: 2 valves/labor hr
 4 valves/labor hr
 30 valves/labor hr
 40 valves/labor hr
 80 valves/labor hr


 2.Question :(TCO 4) Susan has a part-time “cottage industry” producing seasonal plywood yard ornaments for resale at local craft fairs and bazaars. She currently works a total of 5 hours per day to produce 15 ornaments. She thinks that by redesigning the ornaments and switching from use of a wood glue to a hot glue gun, she can increase her total production to 20 ornaments per day. What is her percentage increase in productivity?
Student Answer: 33%

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 3.Question :(TCO 4) Barbara has her own business as a dressmaker. She makes custom dresses for all occasions. During a year she can make 400 dresses. She currently works 50 weeks a year. What is her productivity?
Student Answer: 0.25 dresses/week
 4 dresses/week
 5 dresses/week.
 8 dresses/week


 4.Question :(TCO 4) The Merry Baking Company bakes 225 sheet pans of cookies during the two 8-hour shifts they run each day. They recently install a couple of larger ovens. The new ovens have enabled Merry Baking to increase their productivity by 15%. The productivity of Merry Baking is now approximately _____.
Student Answer: 1.8 sheet pans per hour
 7.62 sheet pans per hour
 14.4 sheet pans per hour
 16.17 sheet pans per hour


 5.Question :(TCO 2) A mission is _____.
Student Answer: the purpose or rational for an organization’s existence
 a broad statement of strategies
 a simulation used to test various product line options
 a plan for cost reduction
 an action plan to achieve the mission


 6.Question :(TCO 2) The impact of a firm’s strategies to achieve their mission is which of the following?
Student Answer: They exploit opportunities and strengths.
 They operate on medium-range tactics.
 They are not long range.
 They neutralize threats and avoid weaknesses.
 They both exploit opportunities and strengths, and they neutralize threats and avoid weaknesses.


 7.Question :(TCO 2) Which is not a reason for a firm to internationalize operations?
Student Answer: Track customer complaints
 Improve the supply chain
 Provide better goods and services
 Understand markets
 All of the above


 8.Question :(TCO 1) The basic functions of the firm are _____.
Student Answer: marketing, finance/accounting, and production/operations
 sales, finance/accounting, and operations
 accounting, sales, and production/operations
 All of the above


 9.Question :(TCO 1) Which of the following is a current trend in operations management?
Student Answer: Quality circles
 Domestic focus
 Supply chain independence
 Mass customization


 10.Question :(TCO 2) Which of the following has not been a key driver to the globalization of business?
Student Answer: Reduction in cultural barriers
 Improved political stability
 Reliable shipping
 All of the above


1.Question :(TCO 1) What are four reasons why organizations need to study OM?


 2.Question :(TCO 1) Services are often produced and consumed simultaneously. Provide two examples, and explain why they are produced and consumed simultaneously.


 3.Question :(TCO 2) Define mission and strategy. Describe how a firm’s mission and strategy differ.


 4.Question :(TCO 2) How can global operations provide better goods and services?


 5.Question :(TCO 2) What are the 10 OM decision areas?



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