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Question 1 of 20

5.0/ 5.0 Points

The first step in the SPC execution phase is:

A. to develop control charts.

B. flowcharting or characterizing the process to which SPC will be applied.

C. eliminate the special causes of variation.

D. collect and plot SPC data.

Question 2 of 20

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As part of its __________ responsibility, management in an organization that practices __________ must be personally involved in continual improvement.

A. leadership; fiscal responsibility

B. financial; leadership

C. leadership; total quality

D. fiscal; total quality

Question 3 of 20

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Which of the following individuals is identified as the developer of JIT/LEAN/Lean?

A. Eiji Toyoda

B. W. Edwards Deming

C. Taiichi Ohno

D. Henry Ford

Feedback: Page 388

Question 4 of 20

5.0/ 5.0 Points

The JIT/LEAN/Lean “pull” system ensures that:

A. costs are minimized through “economy of scale.”

B. the production line will never stop because of a problem.

C. buffer stocks are on hand to prevent line stoppage when a critical machine fails.

D. the internal supplier process does not build product unless told to do so by the internal customer process.

Feedback: Page 390

Question 5 of 20

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The rationale for western manufacturers to embrace SPC is to:

A. improve product quality and simultaneously reduce costs.

B. be able to compete better with Japan and the world’s markets.

C. improve their product image.

D. All of the above

Question 6 of 20

5.0/ 5.0 Points

One of the three phases of benchmarking is:

A. conclusion.

B. postexecution.

C. reporting.

D. None of the above

Question 7 of 20

5.0/ 5.0 Points

The most common inhibitor of SPC is:

A. inadequate training.

B. lack of resources resulting from the absence of management commitment.

C. failure to have processes under control.

D. low production rates.

Feedback: Page 333

Question 8 of 20

5.0/ 5.0 Points

Mass production is a(n) __________ system.

A. integrated

B. push

C. pull

D. breakthrough

Feedback: Page 389

Question 9 of 20

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__________ approaches improvement projects in three successive phases, applying TOC, Lean, and then Six Sigma tools.

A. The iTLS model

B. Kaizen



Feedback: Page 365

Question 10 of 20

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__________ are used when the data are concerned with the number of defects in a piece – for example, the number of defects found in a tire or an appliance.

A. Variable charts

B. C-charts

C. R-charts

D. P-charts

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Question 11 of 20

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The __________ phase of DMAIC focuses on why defects, errors, or excessive variation occurs.

A. Define

B. Measure

C. Analyze

D. Control

Feedback: Page 360

Question 12 of 20

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In which phase of the DMAIC process might FMEA be used?

A. Define

B. Measure

C. Analyze

D. Control

Feedback: Page 360

Question 13 of 20

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Variation in processes:

A. can be caused by include people, machines, material, and environment.

B. is of three kinds.

C. should not be of concern.

D. must be eliminated if continual improvement is to happen.

Question 14 of 20

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The Six Sigma __________ is significantly trained in Six Sigma and engaged in leading Six Sigma project execution under Master Black Belts.

A. Champion

B. Black Belt

C. Green Belt

D. Executive

Feedback: Page 359

Question 15 of 20

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When benchmarking, it is not enough to understand the processes; they must be completely:

A. analyzed.

B. tested.

C. documented.

D. integrated.

Feedback: Page 373

Question 16 of 20

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One of the roles of management in benchmarking is:

A. establishing relationships.

B. disclosure.

C. data collection.

D. action planning.

Feedback: Page 374

Question 17 of 20

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The origin of what is now called __________ dates back to a book written by Dr. Walter Shewhart in 1931.

A. quality engineering

B. compliance management

C. statistical process control


Feedback: Page 312

Question 18 of 20

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Several benchmarking considerations require management’s approval before the process can start: commitment to change, funding, personnel, disclosure, and:

A. oversight.

B. direction.

C. involvement.

D. direct supervision.

Question 19 of 20

5.0/ 5.0 Points

Lean is based on the manufacturing system that was developed by:

A. Motorola.

B. Toyota.

C. Goldratt.


Feedback: Page 356

Question 20 of 20

5.0/ 5.0 Points

When a process is “in control” what percent of its output will be within the ±3s limits?

A. 66.6%

B. 82.4%

C. 99.7%

D. 100%


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