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Section 9   Repetitive and Product-Oriented Layout 1) A fabrication line and

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Section 9   Repetitive and Product-Oriented Layout

1) A fabrication line and an assembly line are both types of repetitive and product-focused layout, but only the fabrication line utilizes workstations.

2) The biggest advantage of a product layout is its flexibility to handle a varied product mix.

3) The minimum number of workstations depends upon the set of task times and the precedence chart, but not the number of units scheduled.

4) A product requires 24 separate tasks, and the sum of those task times is 14 minutes. If the cycle time is 2 minutes, then at least 12 workstations will be needed.

5) If the schedule calls for the production of 120 units per day and 480 minutes of production time are available per day, the cycle time would be 4 minutes.

6) Product-oriented layouts tend to have high levels of work-in-process inventories.

7) One drawback of a product-oriented layout is that work stoppage at any one point ties up the whole operation.

8) Cycle time is the maximum time that the product is allowed at each workstation.

9) Heuristics are problem-solving procedures that mathematically optimize the solution.

10) Which one of the following is NOT common to repetitive and product-oriented layouts?

A) a high rate of output

B) specialized equipment

C) ability to adjust to changes in demand

D) low unit costs

E) standardized products

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