15. When scheduling two consecutive days off the first step is to forecast demand. What is determined next?

Multiple Choice

  • The peak demand periods over the forecast

  • Number of staff needed per day

  • The average number of staff required over the forecast

  • The hours of operation for the business

16. MRP schedules are an example of:

Multiple Choice

  • Staff scheduling

  • Forward scheduling

  • Work flow sequencing

  • Backward scheduling

17. Which of the following is not an accurate statement concerning job scheduling?

Multiple Choice

  • Job scheduling involves a narrower, more detailed scope than master production scheduling.

  • Establishes the timing of assigning jobs to work centres, not the sequencing of jobs.

  • Requires information concerning the capacity of work centres.

  • Assigns jobs to work centres and to machines within each work centre.

18. Execution of the schedule by maintaining, communication, and monitoring the status of material, orders, processes and taking necessary actions describes:

Multiple Choice

  • Shop-floor control

  • Forward scheduling

  • Loading

  • Aggregate production planning

19. This involves determining the workdays, start and end times on each workday for each employee.

Multiple Choice

  • Employee scheduling

  • Work planning

  • Staff scheduling

  • Job Scheduling

24. A major disadvantage of the shortest processing time (SPT) rule for scheduling is that it:

Multiple Choice

  • Tends to make long jobs wait, perhaps for long periods.

  • Potentially results in high work-in-process inventories.

  • Potentially results in long jobs delaying shorter jobs.

  • Does not account for differences in processing time.

25. The time needed to complete a group of jobs from the beginning of the first to the completion of the last is called:

Multiple Choice

  • Job lateness

  • Average work-in-process

  • Average flow time

  • Make-span

26. Of the following, which statement is not accurate concerning the earliest due date (EDD) rule for scheduling:

Multiple Choice

  • It expedites short jobs, by completing them before longer jobs.

  • It potentially results in high work-in-process inventories.

  • It tends to reduce job lateness.

  • It directly accounts for differences due dates.

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