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Just-In-Time Manufacturing Concepts

1. Companies using a just-in-time production system
produce products based on sales forecasts.
produce products based on customer demand.
have mostly foreign customers.

2. When different processes in a manufacturing chain operate at different speeds, you are likely to get
a faster lead time.
bottlenecks.
a faster cycle time.
a higher throughput rate.

3. Which of the following is NOT a disadvantage of the just-in-time manufacturing philosophy?
Producing in small batches increases the number of machine setups.
Having lower inventory levels decreases carrying costs.
Maintaining low levels of inventory can cause the company to miss a sales opportunity.
Receiving raw materials in small batches increases shipping costs.

4. Bottlenecks in a production process affect all of the following except
cycle time.
throughput rate.
processing time.
waiting time.

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1. Because just-in-time production is based upon producing goods as they are needed, companies using a just-in-time production system produce products based on customer demand.

2. By definition, when different processes in a manufacturing chain operate at different speeds, you are likely to get bottlenecks. ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses just-in-time production concepts, including bottlenecks, throughput time, wait time, processing time, and cycle time.

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