2 Sep 2014

Smu mba advanced production planning and control sample paper set one


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2. State whether the following statements are True or False:
1. A system should be maintained to receive feedback from the production units to those involved in production including the planners.
2. Planning activities are scheduled and carried out within the time frames.
3. Production control is a corrective mechanism.
4. A range of control aids are used by production control sections.
Correct
1T,2F,3T,4T
Feedback:
Right choice: Statement 1 is true since system should be maintained to receive feedback from the production units to those involved in production including the planners, statement 2 is false since planning activities are scheduled and carried out within the time and cost frames, statement 3 is true since Production control is a corrective mechanism, and statement 4 is true since range of control aids are used by production control sections.
1F,2T,3T,4T
1F,2F,3F,4F
1T,2T,3T,4T

3. Match the following:
Match
Correct Answer
User answer
Feedback

Continuous production
A large quantity of production with standardised products having less variety
Employs a process layout (unlike mass production where there is product layout)
incorrect
Intermittent production
Employs a process layout (unlike mass production where there is product layout)
Handles the unique job each time with a unique set of operations and processing time
incorrect
Job shop production
Handles the unique job each time with a unique set of operations and processing time
A large quantity of production with standardised products having less variety
incorrect
Customer driven operations strategy
Reflects the firm
Reflects the firm
correct
Unit 02-1 Mark 
1. _______________ is defined as the agreement between vendor and customer.
Capacity Requirement Planning
Aggregate Planning
Master Production Schedule
Correct
Sales order
Feedback:
Right choice: Sales order is the agreement between vendor and customer .

2. The technique that determines how large the future inventory capacity needs to be in order to meet the demand is called as _____________.
Rough Cut Material Planning
Rough Cut Capacity Planning
Wrong
Material Requirement Planning
Feedback:
Not the right choice: It only estimates and maintains an optimised manufacturing plan. This plan is based on the sales forecast, inventory status, master production sales, open orders and bill of materials.
Correct
Capacity Requirement Planning

3. The technique of manufacturing a particular group of components at a work centre before moving the group to the next step in the production process is called as _____________.
Correct
Batch Production
Mass production
Wrong
Job shop
Feedback:
Not the right choice: Job shop is a factor involved in PPC which is used to meet the customer need.
Aggregate Planning

4. Maintaining average production is ___________________strategy.
Chase
Correct
Level
Feedback:
Right choice: Level strategy is used for maintaining average production level .
Job-shop
Batch

5. Expand S&OP
Strategy and operations process
true
Sales and operations planning
Wrong
Strategy and operations planning
Feedback:
Not the right choice: This is not the standard expansion.
Sales and operations process

6. Expand BOM.
Bill on Materials
Correct
Bill of Materials
Feedback:
Right choice: This is the standard expansion .
Bill of Maintenance
Bill on Maintenance

nit 01-2 Mark 
1. State whether the following statements are True or False:
1. In vertical integration, a company undertakes different types of products so that their customers can buy all their needs from the same source.
2. In conglomerate integration, components that are manufactured by the company, in the same facility, are integrated.
1T, 2T
Correct
1F, 2F
1T, 2F
Wrong
1F, 2T
Feedback:
Not the right choice: Statement 1 is false, as in vertical integration, components that are manufactured by the company, in the same facility, are integrated. Statement 2 is false, as in conglomerate integration, a company undertakes different types of products so that their customers can buy all their needs from the same source.

2. State whether the following statements are True or False:
1. The main purpose of routing is to find out the best and cheapest sequence of operations, and to make sure that this order is exactly followed.
2. The main purpose of master schedule is to schedule the amount of work, which can be easily handled by the plant and equipment without any hindrance.
Correct
1T,2F
1F,2T
Wrong
1F,2F
Feedback:
Not the right choice:Statement1 is true, as the main purpose of routing is to find out the best and cheapest sequence of operations, and to make sure that this order is exactly followed. Statement 2 is false, as the main purpose of master schedule is to shift the production from one product to another according to the changed production needs.
1T,2T

3. Which of the following are included in the scope of plant planning?
1. Selecting the plant design and production system.
2. Establishing the long-term production capacity to produce the products/services.
3. Providing good protection against stoppage of production everywhere at once due to any unavoidable circumstances.
4. Designing the manufacturing process.
1, 2
Wrong
2, 3
Feedback:
Not the right choice: Statement 2 states the definition of plant planning, that is, Plant planning is the task taken to establish the long-term production capacity to produce the products/services. Statement 3 is a benefit of horizontal integration.
Correct
1, 4
3, 4

4. Which of the following are the functions of production planning?
1. Planning
2. Utilising existing resources
3. Routing
4. Scheduling
Correct
1, 3, 4
Wrong
1, 2, 3
Feedback:
Not the right choice: Statements 1, 3 are the functions of productions planning, and statement 2 is a function of operational planning level of production planning.
1, 2, 3, 4
2, 3, 4
Unit 01-4 Mark 
1. Assume that you are a manager of Production Planning department in an organisation. Your department had undertaken some routing activities, during production planning. Which of the following activity would you choose?
Correct
Evaluating the document to determine what components to make and what components to buy.
Scheduling and evaluating the time that would be required to carry out each function and also the time needed to perform the entire series.
Physical plant facilities required to process the material being scheduled
Wrong
Preparing the master schedule.
Feedback:
Not the right choice: Preparing the master schedule is the activity for scheduling not for the routing .
7. ___________________is considered as the pioneer of modern mass production.
Correct
Henry Ford
Feedback:
Right choice: Henry Ford considered the theory of modern mass production .
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