Online Exam 8_07
Part 1 of 1 –
Question 1 of 20
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
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
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
Question 4 of 20
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.
Question 5 of 20
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
One of the three phases of benchmarking is:
D. None of the above
Question 7 of 20
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.
Question 8 of 20
Mass production is a(n) __________ system.
Question 9 of 20
__________ approaches improvement projects in three successive phases, applying TOC, Lean, and then Six Sigma tools.
A. The iTLS model
Question 10 of 20
__________ 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
Question 11 of 20
The __________ phase of DMAIC focuses on why defects, errors, or excessive variation occurs.
Question 12 of 20
In which phase of the DMAIC process might FMEA be used?
Question 13 of 20
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
The Six Sigma __________ is significantly trained in Six Sigma and engaged in leading Six Sigma project execution under Master Black Belts.
B. Black Belt
C. Green Belt
Question 15 of 20
When benchmarking, it is not enough to understand the processes; they must be completely:
Question 16 of 20
One of the roles of management in benchmarking is:
A. establishing relationships.
C. data collection.
D. action planning.
Question 17 of 20
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
Question 18 of 20
Several benchmarking considerations require management’s approval before the process can start: commitment to change, funding, personnel, disclosure, and:
D. direct supervision.
Question 19 of 20
Lean is based on the manufacturing system that was developed by:
Question 20 of 20
When a process is “in control” what percent of its output will be within the ±3s limits?