BUS 402 WK 9 Quiz 9 Chapter 17,18
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1) The primary objective of the purchasing function is to:
A) ensure an adequate turnover of merchandise.
B) acquire enough stock to ensure uninterrupted sales or production.
C) determine the "best" possible price for both supplies and finished products.
D) maximize carrying and set-up costs for the firm.
2) The small company's purchasing plan is closely linked to which of the other functional areas?
A) Marketing and sales
B) Finance and accounting
C) Production and engineering
D) All of the above
3) Managers have discovered that a quality approach to doing business:
A) is much more expensive than a nonquality focus, but worth it.
B) can lower employee turnover, increase market share, and decrease costs.
C) is easier to achieve than expected when TQM is implemented in an existing business.
D) works in manufacturing but is not applicable to the purchasing process.
4) Total Quality Management (TQM):
A) defines world-class quality as 95% defect-free products and services.
B) has been implemented by about 90% of all American manufacturers and is now moving into the service industry.
C) relies on an army of quality inspectors to ensure that products and services meet quality targets.
D) is a lifelong process of continuous improvement that focuses on doing the job right the first time.
5) As a solution to a company's quality problems, managers will find that TQM:
A) may be implemented without significant training of employees.
B) takes 3-4 years to bring about a significant change in quality.
C) techniques can be implemented piecemeal, one-at-a-time.
D) creates little turmoil or change in the way a company does most of its business.
6) Research on the implementation of TQM programs shows that it takes ________ to completely implement a TQM program.
A) three to four years
B) eight to ten years
C) six months to two years
D) one to three years
7) A small business owner needs to do which of the following well in order to successfully implement a TQM program?
A) Focus on production and manufacturing
B) Set a "finishing line" for the quality effort
C) Move from a management-driven to team-driven company culture
D) Modify the rewards program to reward individual effort and innovation
8) Successful Total Quality Management (TQM) requires:
A) training employees in the use of the tools of statistical quality control.
B) directive management, providing clear quality direction.
C) thorough and complete quality inspections.
D) holding middle management responsible for the results.
9) Quality improvement efforts must ultimately focus on:
A) the product.
B) the customer.
C) the manufacturing process.
D) the purchasing process.
A) instills the philosophy of 100% inspection of all products.
B) provides a "finish line" for the race for quality.
C) avoids placing blame and focuses on fixing mistakes.
D) makes middle managers responsible for product quality.
11) Critical to TQM is:
A) management competence.
B) understanding the product.
C) continual improvement.
D) knowing your competition.
12) Successful implementation of TQM involves:
A) modification in the operational culture.
B) work process.
C) Both A and B
D) Neither A nor B
13) Deming's 14 Points include:
A) awarding business to suppliers on the basis of the best price.
B) correcting defects at the end of the production process.
C) establishing production quotas.
D) adopting a total quality philosophy.
14) The implementation of TQM can not succeed unless:
A) the company is willing to undergo immediate radical transformation of all of its processes.
B) the company has extensive market research on its markets, competitors, and customers.
C) it is fully supported by upper management and has the involvement of the CEO.
D) the lowest level of employees is willing to implement the program from the very beginning.
15) A danger of an excessive investment in inventory for the small business is:
A) excessive inventory taxes by local and state government.
B) minimizing reordering costs.
C) creating too quick a turnover of inventory.
D) tying up an excessive amount of the firm's capital.
16) Which of the following represents the cost of the units in the basic EOQ model?
A) Q/2 × H
B) D × C
C) D/Q × S
D) (L × U) + S
17) A small manufacturer of candle forecasts demand for upcoming year to be 20,000 which cost the company $1.00 plus $0.10 for packaging and shipping per candle which the company pays. The total annual cost of units is:
18) Holding or carrying costs include the costs of:
A) ordering materials and inventory.
B) receiving and inspecting items and all administrative costs.
C) insurance, taxes, depreciation, etc.
D) processing a purchase order.
19) The formula for calculating the cost of carrying inventory is:
A) Q/2 × H.
B) D × C.
C) D/Q × S.
D) Q/H × S.
20) ________ is one of the elements of the total inventory costs.
B) Set-up costs
C) Standing costs
D) Safety stock
Use the information below to answer the following questions:
Albemarle Sprinkler Company purchases the sprinkler heads for its line of lawn sprinklers from a supplier. Albemarle's production manager wonders how many sprinkler heads she should order for the next six months. The company's marketing manager forecasts sales to be 29,400 units for the upcoming six months. The purchasing manager has negotiated a price of $6.47 per head. The production manager estimates that it costs $17.25 to place an order with the supplier and $2.97 to store a sprinkler head in inventory for six months.
21) What is Albemarle's Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) for the upcoming six months?
A) 292 heads
B) 358 heads
C) 396 heads
D) 584 heads
22) Approximately how many orders will Albemarle place over the next six months if it uses the EOQ point?
23) What is Albemarle's total inventory cost using the EOQ point?
24) The Economic Order Quantity assumes:
A) a 30-day cycle in filling orders.
B) orders are filled instantaneously.
C) usage will impact delivery time.
D) None of these things
25) When shopping for a vendor, a small business owner should seek:
A) the best transfer of risk possible.
B) the lowest price.
C) the best price at acceptable quality.
D) to change vendors often in order to get the lowest price.
26) A key element to Deming's 14 Points is:
A) ordering on the basis of price.
B) changing suppliers frequently.
C) conducting frequent quality inspections.
D) developing long-term relationships with vendors.
27) Trade discounts are offered on the basis of the:
A) size of the order.
B) position of the business in the distribution channel.
C) time of payment.
D) type of payment.
28) ________ discounts are normally set up on a graduated scale and are based on a firm's position in the channel of distribution and on the functions it performs in that channel.
29) The table below is an example of a ________ discount.
Order Size Price
1—1,000 units List Price
1,001—5,000 units List Price—3%
5,001—10,000 units List Price—6%
10,001 & over List Price—10%
30) ________ discounts give customers an incentive to pay for merchandise promptly.
31) Small business people need to remember that:
A) there is an implicit cost of forgoing a cash discount.
B) they should avoid cash discounts.
C) by forgoing cash discounts they have more money for daily expenses.
D) cash discounts have hidden annual interest rates.
32) The reorder point model requires that the small business owner know:
A) the usage rate, the minimum level of stock, the lead time, and the EOQ.
B) who the supplier is, statistical process controls, and TQM.
C) the demand pattern for the product, reliability and proximity of the supplier, and who has title.
D) holding costs for the product, the usage rate, and the three "Cs" of the product.
33) The small business owner needs to know ________ in order to avoid stockouts and calculate safety stock.
A) the EOQ
B) the lead time
C) the minimum level of stock allowable
D) the usage rate
34) A firm's reorder point for an item takes into consideration its ________, which is the difference between the time an order is placed and the time it is actually received.
A) minimum level of stock allowable
C) usage rate
D) lead time
35) Many small businesses build a(n) ________, or cushion, into their inventories in case demand runs ahead of the anticipated usage rate.
A) safety stock
B) lead time
D) stockout point
36) The formula for calculating the reorder point of a product is:
A) Q/2 × H.
B) D × C.
C) D/Q × S.
D) (L × U) + S.
37) The basic reorder point model assumes that:
A) the firm's inventory usage rate is constant.
B) the lead time varies.
C) safety stock is set at 5%.
D) the demand pattern is constant.
38) A company whose reorder point model includes a 95% desired service level will experience stockouts ________% of the time.
39) The consequences for the small business owner of a vendor certification program include:
A) using one supplier for the majority of their inventory needs.
B) guaranteed quality and price for selected items.
C) that the vendor will not supply components to competitors.
D) less government scrutiny and regulation of their business.
40) The creation of a vender certification program requires:
A) a vendor rating scale developed by the company.
B) a firm price list from the vendor, good for three years.
C) membership in the SBA vendor certification program.
D) understanding the firm's EOQ.
41) The first step in developing a vendor certification process is to:
A) develop a grading scale for vendors.
B) identify the most important criteria.
C) create a list of vendors to be evaluated.
D) weight the criteria used to evaluate the vendors.
42) The vendor certification process assumes:
A) all vendors are charging the same prices.
B) the use of a cross-functional team to conduct the evaluation.
C) the business owner has detailed knowledge of the vendors.
D) vendors are publicly owned so information can be gathered on each of them.
43) When seeking suppliers, a small business owner should use which of the following sources?
B) The local telephone directory
C) The industry trade association
D) All of these
44) If a small business owner wanted an international vendor, he/she could use:
A) MacRae's Blue Book.
B) Thomas Global register.
C) Kelly's Manufacturer and Merchant's Directory.
D) Sources of State Information and State Industrial Directories.
45) The advantages resulting from concentrating purchases with a single supplier include:
A) protection from fraudulent vendors and excess inventory.
B) a longer lead time.
C) lower usage rates.
D) the ability to negotiate the best price package.
46) ________ is the right to ownership of property and, for a small business owner, determines who has responsibility for ownership.
B) Risk of loss
C) Concept of title
47) The first rule governing transfer of title and risk of loss states that:
A) title transfers to the buyer as soon as the goods are delivered.
B) the buyer has both title and risk of loss as soon as the goods are paid for, regardless of their physical location.
C) the supplier and small business may agree to a shift of the risk of loss at any time during the transaction between them.
D) title transfers to the buyer as soon as the goods are in the hands of the carrier.
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