# Essay on Operations Flashcards Ch 13

1554 Words Mar 29th, 2013 7 Pages
1. One important use of inventories in manufacturing is to decouple operations through the use of work in process inventories.
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Decoupling operations is an important use of inventories.
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2. The objective of inventory management is to minimize the cost of holding inventory.
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The objective of inventory management is to allow satisfactory customer service while keeping costs down.
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3. A retail store that carries twice the inventory as its competitor will provide twice the customer service level.
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There is a limit to how high service level can go; if the competitor's service level is 90%, the retailer can't double that.
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4. The overall objective of inventory management
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Having an occasional stockout is not necessarily a sign of inadequate inventory control.
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22. Annual ordering cost is inversely related to order size.
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Annual ordering cost decreases as order size increases.
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23. The total cost curve is relatively flat near the EOQ.
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Thus approximating the EOQ can be a very good solution.
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24. Because price isn't a factor in the EOQ formula, quantity discounts won't affect EOQ calculations.
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If quantity discounts are offered, the EOQ might vary based on different holding costs.
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25. In the quantity discount model, if holding costs are given as a percentage of unit price, a graph of the total cost curves will have the same EOQ for each curve.
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Total cost curves will differ across the price levels.
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26. In the quantity discount model, the optimum quantity will always be found on the lowest total cost curve.
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The optimum quantity might actually be when the discount is passed up.
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27. ROP models indicate to managers the time between orders.
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ROP models indicate when, with regard to on-hand inventory, orders should be placed.
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28. When to order can be calculated by the ROP and expressed as a quantity.
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ROP models indicate when, with regard to on-hand inventory, orders should be placed.
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29. The