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Blog Quiz: Chapter 14

This quiz reviews blogs on the issue of operations strategy. 1.  Compare and contrast two industry sectors approach to mass customisation. 2.  Discuss the application of the low cost strategy to movie making and education. 3.  Explain the low cost … Continue reading

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Blog Quiz: Chapter 13

This quiz identifies topics of interest in this blog concerning project and crisis management. 1. What is a “megaproject” and what are the OM challenges such projects present? 2.  Explain “agile” project management. 3.  Review how Boeing managed the potential crisis … Continue reading

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Blog Quiz: Chapter 12

This quiz reviews our blogs on the topic of new product and new service development… 1.  Discuss how two ‘new’ materials will lead to the development of ‘new’ products. 2.  What is product life cycle management and how does this … Continue reading

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Blog Quiz: Chapter 10

Here’s chapter 10’s quiz on processes and technology… 1.  Draw a flow chart of the processes at Jones Signs. 2.  How can process design improve patient care in the NHS? 3.  What is a service bundle and why is it … Continue reading

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Blog Quiz: Chapter 9

What issues has the blog discussed in relation to quality management? 1.  Explain why and how operators issue a product recall. 2.  Identify three examples of how poka-yokes are used in operations. 3.  How can aviation quality assurance procedures assist … Continue reading

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Blog Quiz: Chapter 8

This quiz is about customers and queuing. 1.  How can businesses exploit queues? 2.  With the increase in commerce, queuing has become virtual.  How are virtual queues different to physical ones from an OM perspective? 3.  How is the NHS … Continue reading

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Blog Quiz: Chapter 7

This quiz tests what you have learned from this blog about capacity and demand… 1.  How can employee crowd sourcing be used to forecast demand? 2. Why is it difficult to establish the design capacity, effective capacity and achieved capacity … Continue reading

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Blog Quiz: Chapter 6

Materials and inventory are the topic of this quiz… 1.  What are the arguments for and against adopting an ERP system? 2.  Why is metal theft a problem and how is it being prevented? 3.  How does GPS help to … Continue reading

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Blog Quiz: Chapter 5

Here’s the supply chain management quiz… 1.  What five issues will affect procurement and supply over the next 20 years? 2. Why are supply chains “shrinking”? 3.  What impact has containerisation has on logistics? 4.  What are the ethical implications … Continue reading

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Blog Quiz: Chapter 4

Here’s the quiz on locating, designing and managing facilities… 1.  Why are some American companies ‘reshoring’? 2.  What is a ‘pop-up’?  Where are they typically located? 3.  What issues typically face operators in the first few months after entering into … Continue reading

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