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Test Bank For Managing Operations Across the Supply Chain 3rd Edition By Morgan Swink

  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1259544303
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1259544309
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ McGraw Hill; 3rd edition
  • Authors: Morgan Swink, Steven Melnyk, M. Bixby Cooper, Janet L. Hartley

Original price was: $55.00.Current price is: $25.00.

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Test Bank For Managing Operations Across the Supply Chain 3rd Edition By Morgan Swink

1. Corporate strategic planning involves decisions related to:

A. What businesses should we be in?

B. What specific product- and market-based initiatives and goals should we establish?

C. What measures should we use to control strategic initiatives?

D. All of these.

Corporate strategic planning is very broad and relates to what businesses the company should be involved in.

AACSB: Reflective thinking

Blooms: Remember

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Learning Objective: 02-01 Describe how operations strategy fits within a firm s overall strategic planning process.

Topic: Levels of Strategic Planning

2. Functional strategic planning involves decisions related to:

A. What businesses should we be in?

B. Specific product- and market-based initiatives and goals.

C. What metrics should be used to ensure progress in operations management?

D. All of these.

Functional planning includes decisions regarding appropriate metrics for the specific functions in a business unit.

AACSB: Reflective thinking

Blooms: Remember

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Learning Objective: 02-01 Describe how operations strategy fits within a firm s overall strategic planning process.

Topic: Levels of Strategic Planning

3. A well-designed value proposition possesses four characteristics. Which of the following is NOT one of those characteristics?

A. It offers the highest product quality in each quality dimension.

B. It differentiates the firm from its competition in a way that is difficult to imitate.

C. It satisfies the financial and strategic objectives of the firm.

D. It can be reliably delivered given the operational capabilities of the firm and its supporting supply chain.

Providing value does not require the highest quality in each dimension of quality.

AACSB: Reflective thinking Blooms: Remember Difficulty: 1 Easy

Learning Objective: 02-02 Describe the need for fit between the critical customers, value propositions, and operations capabilities-the essential elements that define an operations strategy.

 Topic: Developing Operations Strategy: Creating Value through Strategic Choices

4. Which of the following is the most appropriate definition of an “order winner”?

A. A product characteristic that causes customers to choose the product over that of a competitor.

B. A product characteristic that permits the product to compete in a market.

C. A product that has the highest profit margin.

D. A product that generates the highest dollar sales volume.

Order winners are traits that cause customers to actually choose a specific product.

AACSB: Reflective thinking

Blooms: Remember

Difficulty: 1 Easy

Learning Objective: 02-03 Describe customer-desired outcomes in terms of order winners, order qualifiers, and order losers.

Topic: Developing Operations Strategy: Creating Value through Strategic Choices

5. Which of the following is NOT true about “order qualifiers”?

A. These are product traits that must meet a certain level in order for the product to even be considered by customers.

B. The firm must perform acceptably on these traits, usually at least as well as competitors’ offerings.

C. Customers may not be aware of any level of performance in excess of those minimum levels that they have established.

D. All of the items are true.

AACSB: Reflective thinking

Blooms: Remember

Difficulty: 2 Medium

Learning Objective: 02-03 Describe customer-desired outcomes in terms of order winners, order qualifiers, and order losers.

Topic: Developing Operations Strategy: Creating Value through Strategic Choices

6. Xanadu makes HD televisions. It claims that its HD televisions have the clearest picture clarity in the industry. Xanadu is emphasizing which dimension of quality?

A. Reliability

B. Performance

C. Features

D. Conformance

Picture clarity is a basic performance dimension of HD televisions.

AACSB: Reflective thinking Blooms: Apply Difficulty: 2 Medium

Learning Objective: 02-04 Explain what product-related and process-related operational competitive priorities are, and how they are related to competitive advantage. 

Topic: Developing Operations Strategy: Creating Value through Strategic Choices

7. Scantron Inc. claims that its competitors have to recall 10 percent of their products to fix defects, while it only has to recall 5 percent. Scantron is emphasizing which dimension of quality?

A. Durability

B. Reliability

C. Performance

D. Conformance

Defects are an indication of lack of conformance.

AACSB: Reflective thinking Blooms: Apply Difficulty: 2 Medium

Learning Objective: 02-04 Explain what product-related and process-related operational competitive priorities are, and how they are related to competitive advantage. 

Topic: Developing Operations Strategy: Creating Value through Strategic Choices

8. Which of the following is considered a “process-related” competitive priority?

A. Flexibility

B. Quality

C. Cost

D. All of these

Quality and cost are product-related. Flexibility is process related.

AACSB: Reflective thinking Blooms: Remember Difficulty: 1 Easy

Learning Objective: 02-04 Explain what product-related and process-related operational competitive priorities are, and how they are related to competitive advantage. 

Topic: Developing Operations Strategy: Creating Value through Strategic Choices

9. Xanadu Inc. claims that its manufacturing processes result in fewer greenhouse gases than those of its primary competitors. This suggests that Xanadu has a focus on:

A. Risk management.

B. Sustainability.

C. Flexibility.

D. Profitability.

Maintaining operations that are profitable and nondamaging to the environment is sustainability.

AACSB: Ethics Blooms: Remember Difficulty: 1 Easy

Learning Objective: 02-04 Explain what product-related and process-related operational competitive priorities are, and how they are related to competitive advantage. 

Topic: Developing Operations Strategy: Creating Value through Strategic Choices

10. Which of the following is NOT considered a key characteristic of a core capability:

A. It is based on factors that are rare or unique to the firm.

B. It is hard to imitate.

C. It does not need to be extendable to many market opportunities.

D. There are few substitutes for it.

Core capabilities should be extendable to many market opportunities.

AACSB: Reflective thinking Blooms: Understand Difficulty: 1 Easy

Learning Objective: 02-05 Explain how strategic performance can be assessed both operationally and financially by using the strategic profit model, the balanced scorecard, and the supply chain operational reference model.

Topic: Developing Operations Strategy: Creating Value through Strategic Choices

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