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Midterm Practice Exam

Questions

Lecture 1 Slides:

Lean is: (Select 2)


A: Being individually accountable at all levels
B: process improvement
C: Challenging the tradition and status quo
D: Laying off workers

Lecture 1 Slides:

Which one is not on the culture wheel?


A. Symbols
B. Power Structures
C. Language
D. Control Systems

Lecture 1 Slides:

Reduce _____ and maximize ______


through the total elimination of
________.
Taiichi Ohno
A. Inventory, throughput, inefficiencies
B. waste, revenue, inefficiencies
C. inefficiencies, throughput, waste
D. Cost, profits, waste

Lecture 2 Reading

1)

What are the 4 Ps?

2)

What are the 8 wastes? Give an example of each.

3)

Match the Japanese word to its English meaning.


muda

machines with human intellect

heijunka reflection
jidoka

continuous improvement

kaizen

the place

hansei

waste

gemba

leveling

Slides/lecture 2

1.
2.

What is the goal of the House of Lean? Why is respect for people important?
What are the 4 Ps of the Toyota Way?

Readings Lecture 3

1)
2)
3)

Which of the following is an operator symbol?


How do you calculate Takt time?
True or False: Kaizen Bursts are included on the current state map.

Readings Lecture 4

1.

In dismantling a toxic culture employees shouldnt fear repercussions for exposing problems.

True or False
2. Which object most resembles problems in cultural dysfunction.
A. Iceberg
B. Flat Surface
C. Perfect Sphere

3. What of the following are artifacts reinforce toxic cultures and dangerous behaviors.
a. Structures
b. Systems
c. Incentives
d. All the above

Readings Lecture 5

Q1: Why is one-piece flow ideal? (Short-Answer)

Q2: Which types of flow correspond to Kanban? (Multiple Choice)


A. Push
B. Supermarket Pull
C. Sequenced Pull
D. FIFO Sequenced Flow
E. Continuous Flow
Q3: Pharmacies give medicine to patients only when they have prescription from doctors. This can be
considered as a PUSH system. (True or False)

Lecture 5 slide

Q1: What is Kanban?


Q2:
How should we regulate production?
A.Based on experience
B.Based on yesterdays production
C.Based on todays forecast
D.Based on actual consumption
Q3:
What are the benefits of flow?

Lecture 6 Slides

1.

What is heijunka?
a. Products that are not produced in large batches
b. A variety of products that are available to customers
c. Lead times are shorter.
d. All of the above

2.

What is the goal of standard work? Name at least 2.

3.

T/F

Standardization is the current best way of doing something.

Lecture 3 Slides

1.

When walking through a process, you begin downstream.


a. True
b. False

2.

What is the goal of the House of Lean, and how can it be achieved (the pillars and base of the
house)?

3.

When creating a current-state VSM, who would be the most effective leader?
a. Process Engineer
b. Line Worker
c. Operations Manager
d. Consultant

Lecture 4 Guest Lecture

1.

Define the public sector and name two entities included in this sector.

2.

Name three lessons learned from the Red Bead Experiment.

3.

Which of the following is a step of the Deming System?


a. Application of Sector
b. Knowledge of Variation
c. Knowledge of Physiology
d. Theory of Everything