Operations Management: Layout Classification
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Operations Management: Layout Classification

This quiz covers the classification of layout, including product and process layouts, their advantages, and disadvantages. It also explores the arrangement of departments, work centers, and equipment in production systems.

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In a production or assembly line, the arrangement of people, equipment, or departments in a series of workstations forms a circular layout.

False

One of the advantages of an assembly line is that it allows for high flexibility to changes in volume or product design.

False

Process layouts are used for continuous workflow and high-volume production.

False

One of the advantages of an assembly line is that it allows for individual incentive plans.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Low material handling cost per unit is an advantage of an assembly line.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Preventive maintenance, capacity for quick repair, and spare-parts inventories are unnecessary expenses in an assembly line.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

A layout refers to the configuration of departments, work centers, and equipment, with particular emphasis on movement of work within the system.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Layout decisions are not important because they require minimal investments of money and effort.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

The basic objective of layout design is to minimize production time or customer service time.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Product layouts are often used for one-off or job production.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

A key supporting objective of layout design is to minimize material handling costs.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Layout design should prioritize worker safety above all other considerations.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Process layouts are commonly used in manufacturing environments such as machine shops.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Process layouts are only used in manufacturing environments.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Process layouts can handle a variety of processing requirements.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Equipment utilization rates are high in process layouts.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Material handling is fast and efficient in process layouts.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Process layouts are not vulnerable to equipment failures.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

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