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OM 300 Study Guide for Test 2

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This study guide covers chapters 6s, and 11 as well as spreadsheet modeling and optimization. There are also numerous practice problems for chapter 6s and 11.
Operations Management
Andrea Marks
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OM 300 Andrea Marks Operations Management Test Review (Chapters Spreadsheet Modeling, 6s, 11, and Linear Programming and Optimization) Spreadsheet Modeling:  Mental model- a decision-making process we conduct in our heads.  Visual model- a model in which graphics or diagrams are used to convey real objects or situations o Ex: map and graph  Physical model- a model in which physical objects are used to represent the real objects or situations, usually on a smaller scale o Ex: model cars and buildings  Mathematical model- a model in which quantitative relationship are used to represent a real situation or phenomena o Ex: a weather prediction model o  Spreadsheet model- a mathematical model implemented in the form of a computer spreadsheet  Inputs- quantities or factors that affect the decision making situation  Controllable inputs (decision variables)- quantities or factors that a decision maker can change for the current situation o Ex: the order quantity in an inventory planning situation  Uncontrollable inputs (parameters)- quantities or factors that a decision maker cannot control for the current situation o The unit cost of a raw material that must be purchased to produce a product  Output- a quantity or factor that is calculated from the inputs of a model and is of interest of the decision maker  Model- a purposeful representation of the key factor in a situation and the relationships among them  Base case- the model containing the “default” or “given” values for the inputs; this is normally the starting point for the analysis  Correct model- a model is correct if it produces the numerically correct values for the outputs for the current values of the inputs  Flexible model- a model is flexible if it produces the numerically correct values for the outputs for any legitimate values of the inputs, without making any changes to the formulas in the model  Documented model- a model is documented if someone else generally familiar with the situation can understand the model without having the model developer explain it in detail; can be put away for months at a time, and when viewed again by the modeler, is readily understandable  Goal seek- an analysis tool in Excel that allows one to search for the value of an input that results in an output becoming a specific value Andrea Marks o  Data table- an analysis tool in Excel that allows one to vary one (or two, in a two- way Data Table) input and automatically calculate the value of an output  Relative reference- a cell reference that changes when it is copied  Absolute reference- a cell reference that stays the same when copied Chapter 6s: Statistical Process Control  Statistical process control (SPC)- a process used to monitor standards by taking measurements and corrective actions as a product or service is being produced  Control chart- a graphical presentation of process data over time  Natural variations- variability that affects every production process to some degree and is to be expected; also known as common cause o  Assignable variation- variation in a production process that can be traced to specific causes o OM 300 Andrea Marks  X bar chart- a quality control chart for variables that indicates when changes occur in the central tendency of a production process  R chart- a control chart that tracks the “range” within a sample; it indicates that a gain or loss in uniformity has occurred in dispersion of a production process  Central limit theorem- the theoretical foundation for x-bar charts, which states that regardless of the distribution of the population of all parts or services, the distribution of x-bars tends to follow a normal curve as the number of samples increases o o X-bar bar = μ o σ x-bar = σ /(root (n)) *** on the formula sheet!   *** on the formula sheet!  OM 300 Andrea Marks   P-chart- a quality control chart that is used to control attributes *** on the formula sheet! o  Run test- a test used to examine the points in a control chart to see if nonrandom variation is present OM 300 Andrea Marks o o  Cp- a ratio for determining whether a process meets design specifications; a ratio of the specification to the process variation *** on the formula o sheet!  Cpk a proportion of variation (3 ) between the center of the process and the nearest specification limit *** on the formula o sheet!  Acceptance sampling- a method of measuring random samples of lots or batches of products against predetermined standards o Andrea Marks  Operating characteristic (OC) curve- a graph that describes how well an acceptance plan discriminates between good and bad lots o  Producer’s risk- the mistake of having a producer’s good lot rejected through sampling  Consumer’s risk- the mistake of a customer’s acceptance of a bad lot overlooked through sampling  Acceptable quality level (AQL)- the quality level of a lot considered good  Lot tolerance percentage defective (LTPD)- the quality level of a lot considered bad  Type I error- statistically, the probability of rejecting a good lot  Type II error- statistically, the probability of accepting a bad lot  Average outgoing quality (AOQ)- the percentage defective in an average lot of goods inspected through acceptance sampling o o Chapter 6s Practice Problems:  If the mean of a particular sample is within control limits and the range of that sample is not within control limits: o The process is not producing within the established control limits  The central limit theorem: OM 300 Andrea Marks o Allows managers to use the normal distribution as the basis for building some control charts  The type of chart used to control the central tendency of variables with continuous dimensions is: o X-bar chart  If parts in a sample are measured and the mean of the sample measurement is outside the control limits: o The process is out of control, and the cause should be established  Control charts for attributes are: o Both p-charts and c-charts  The ability of a process to meet design specifications is called: o Process capability  The _______ risk is the probability that a lot will be rejected despite the quality level exceeding or meeting the ______: o Producer’s; AQL  The R chart is used: o To indicate gains or losses in uniformity  Which type of control chart should be used when it is possible to have more than one mistake per item? o C-chart  One type of control chart for attributes is a: o P-chart  If a sample of parts is measured and the mean of the sample measurements is outside the control limits: o The process is out of control and the cause can be established  The object of a statistical process control (SPC) system is to: o Provide a signal when assignable variations are present  In acceptance sampling, the producer’s risk is the risk of having a: o Good lot rejected  Twenty samples of size 5 are taken from a stable process. The average means of the sample means is 42.5, and the average range of the samples is 1.5. What is the UCL for the X-bar chart? o 43.37  Twenty samples of size 5 are taken from a stable process. The average means of the sample means is 42.5, and the average range of the samples is 1.5. What is the UCL for the R-chart? o 3.17  Twenty samples of size 100 are taken. The total number of defective items is 75. What is the UCL of the 3-sigma (z=3) p-chart? o 0.094  A customer service hotline has received an average of 7 complaints a day for the last 25 days. What type of control chart should be used to monitor this hotline? o C-chart  For the last 30 days, the number of mistakes on the daily report has averaged 4.5. What would the UCL be if a 3-sigma c-chart was constructed? o 10.86  A bottling company runs a filling process that should fill bottles with 12 plus or minus 0.04 ounces. A capability study reveals that the process mean is 12 ounces OM 300 Andrea Marks and the standard deviation is 0.01 ounces. What is the capability of the bottling process? o 1.33  A manufacturing engineer is designing a process that must be able to produce a shaft with a diameter of 2.5 cm plus or minus 0.01 cm. If the process capability must be 1.5, what is the maximum process standard deviation? o 0.00222  Which is the best statement regarding an operating characteristic curve? o As the AQL decreases, the producer’s risk also decreases  A box of 1000 parts is subjected to an acceptance sampling plan that examines only 50 parts. The actual fraction defective in the box is 0.02 and the sampling plan has a 0.53 probability of accepting a box of this quality. What is the average outgoing quality for this scenario? o 0.01  When the process average is under control, the process dispersion is also under control. o FALSE  The central limit theorem states that regardless of the distribution of all parts (or services), the distribution of x-bars will tend to follow a normal curve as the number of samples increases. o TRUE  Control charts for variables classify items as defective or not defective. o FALSE  One popular measure of process capability is Cpk. o TRUE  When the process fraction defective is low, the p-chart may have a negative lower control limit. o FALSE  If the producer’s risk increases, then the consumer’s risk decreases. o TRUE  If a process is in control, then all of the output produced is acceptable for use. o FALSE  Which type of control chart should be used when it is possible to have more than one mistake per item? o C-chart  Which of the following statements is NOT true about the process capability ratio? o A capable process has a process capability ratio less than one  Which is the best statement regarding an operating characteristic curve? o As the AQL decreases, the producer’s risk also decreases Chapter 11: Supply Chain Management  Supply chain management- the coordination of all supply chain activities involved in enhancing customer value o The objective of supply chain management is to coordinate activities within the supply chain to maximize the supply chain’s competitive advantage and benefits to the ultimate consumer Andrea Marks  Make or buy decision- a choice between producing a component or service in house or purchasing it from an outside source   Outsourcing- transferring a firm’s activities that have traditionally been internal to external suppliers  Six supply chain strategies for goods and services to be obtained from outside sources: o Negotiating with many suppliers and playing one supplier against another o Developing long term partnering relationships with a few suppliers o Vertical integration o Joint ventures o Developing keiretsu networks o Developing virtual companies that use suppliers on an as needed basis  Vertical integration- developing the ability to produce goods or services previously purchased or actually buying a supplier or a distributor   Keiretsu- a Japanese term that describes suppliers who become part of a company coalition  Virtual companies- companies that rely on a variety of supplier relationships to provide services on demand; also known as hollow corporations or network companies  Cross sourcing- using one supplier for a component and a second supplier for another component, where each supplier acts as a backup for the other Andrea Marks   Three issues complicate the development of an efficient, integrated supply chain: o Local optimization o Incentives o Large lots  Bullwhip effect- the increasing fluctuation in orders that often occurs as orders move through the supply chain  Pull data- accurate sales data that initiate transactions to “pull” product through the supply chain  Single stage control of replenishment- fixing responsibility for monitoring and managing inventory for the retailer  Vendor managed inventory (VMI)- a system in which a supplier maintains material for the buyer, often delivering directly to the buyer’s using department  Collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR)- a system in which members of a supply chain share information in a joint effort to reduce supply chain costs  Blanket order- a long term purchase commitment to a supplier for items that are to be delivered against short term releases to ship  Postponement- delaying any modifications or customization to a product as long as possible in the production process  Drop shipping- shopping directly from the supplier to the end consumer rather than from the seller, saving both time and reshipping costs  Four stages of the supplier selection: o Supplier evaluation- finding potential vendors and determining the likelihood of their becoming good suppliers OM 300 Andrea Marks o Supplier development- may include everything from training, to engineering and production help, to procedures for information transfer o Negotiations- approaches taken by supply chain personnel to set prices  The cost based price model  The market based price model  Competitive bidding o Contracting- a design to share risks, share benefits, and create incentives so as to optimize the whole supply chain  E procurement- purchasing facilitated through the internet  Logistics management- an approach that seeks efficiency of operations through the integration of all material acquisition, movement, and storage activities  Six major means of distribution: o Trucking o Railroads o Airfreight o Waterways o Pipelines o Multimodal  Channel assembly- postpones final assembly of a product so the distribution channel can assemble it   Reverse logistics- the process of sending returned products back up the supply chain for value recovery or disposal   Closed loop supply chain- a supply chain designed to optimize both forward and reverse flows  Inventory turnover- cost of goods sold divided by average inventory o = cost of goods sold / inventory investment o weeks and supply = inventory investment / (annual cost of goods sold / 52 weeks)  Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model- a set of processes, metrics, and best practices developed by the Supply Chain Council o Plan o Source OM 300 Andrea Marks o Make o Deliver o Return Chapter 11 Practice Questions:  The objective of supply chain management is to _____________________. o Build a chain of suppliers that focuses on maximizing value to the ultimate customer  The term vertical integration means to: o Produce goods or services previously purchased  The bullwhip effect can be aggravated by: o All of the above (local optimization, sales incentives, quantity discounts, and promotions)  Supplier selection requires: o Negotiations, supplier evaluation, supplier development, and contracts  A major issue in logistics is: o Cost of shipping alternatives  Inventory turnover equals: o Cost of goods sold / inventory investment  If a process is in control, then all of the output produced is acceptable for use. o FALSE  Which of the following statements is NOT one of the differentiation strategy decisions? o Use buffer stocks to ensure speedy supply  Which sourcing strategy is particularly common when the products being sourced are commodities? o Many suppliers  Which of the following mitigation tactics could reduce economic risk? o Purchasing contracts that address price fluctuations  Which of the following is NOT one of the risk mitigation tactics for the supply chain risk category of suppliers failing to deliver? o Require overnight delivery  What are the four stages of supplier selection? o Supplier evaluation, supplier development, negotiations, and contracting  Once revenue and total logistics costs are considered together, the optimal number of facilities in a distribution network may decrease compared to the optimal number of facilities based on total logistics costs only. o FALSE  Distribution management focuses on which of the following? o The outbound flow of products  Which of the following statements does NOT accurately explain what occurs when the number of facilities in a distribution network increases? o Response time first decreases, the increases  Benchmark firms have driven down costs of supply chain performance. o TRUE OM 300 Andrea Marks Linear Programming and Optimization  Objective- the quantity to be maximized or minimized  Constraints- limitations or requirements that must be satisfied  Decision variables- quantities under the control of the decision maker  Constrained optimization problem- a mathematical model in which one is trying to maximize or minimize some quantity, while satisfying a set of constraints  Formulation- a formal, algebraic statement of a constrained optimization problem  Text based formulation: o Decision variables o Objective function o Constraints  Linear program (LP)- a constrained optimization problem in which all the functions involving decision variables are linear  Feasible solution- a specific combination of values of the decision variables such that all of the constraints are satisfied  Infeasible solution- a specific combination of values of the decision variables such that at least one of the constraints is violated  Optimal solution- the feasible solution with the largest (for a maximization problem) or smallest (for a minimization) objective value  Simplex method- a mathematical algorithm developed by George Dantzig that, when implemented in software, can solve LP’s very quickly  Guidelines to set an LP in a spreadsheet: o Develop a correct, flexible, and documented model o Divide the worksheet into three sections  Decisions variables  Objective function  Constraints o Use the algebraic formulation and the natural structure of the problem to guide the structure of the spreadsheet o Use one cell for each decision variable o Store the coefficients of the objective function in separate cells, and use another cell to store a formula that calculates the value of the objective function (by referring to the decision variable cells and the coefficient cells)  Target cell- in Solver, the cell to be maximized or minimized; this cell corresponds to the objective function  Changing cells- in Solver, the cells that can be changed during the optimization process; these cells correspond to the decision variables  Constraints- in Solver, the limitations and requirements that must be met  Binding constraints- constraints that are satisfied exactly at the optimal solution  Nonbinding constraints- constraints that are satisfied at the optimal solution, but as strict inequalities  Slack- the difference between the left hand side and the right hand side of a constraint Andrea Marks  Shadow price- the amount by which the optimal objective value will change if the right hand side of a constraint is increased by one unit, assuming all other coefficients of the problem remain the same  Marginal value- another name for shadow price  Infeasible problem- a LP in which it is impossible for all the constraints to be satisfied simultaneously  Unbounded problem- a LP in which the objective value can increase (for a maximization problem) or decrease (for a minimization problem) without bound


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