Certified in Production and Inventory Management - Master Planning of Resources v6.0

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Capacity planning occurs at what stage of the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process?

  • A. Demand planning phase
  • B. Supply planning phase
  • C. Pre- SOP meeting
  • D. Executive SOP meeting


Answer : B

A forecasting method that responds slowly to changes in demand would be most appropriate when the historical demand pattern shows a major:

  • A. seasonal component.
  • B. random component.
  • C. trend component.
  • D. cyclical component.


Answer : B

The resource profile approach to rough-cut capacity planning is desirable in the manufacture of parts with lengthy lead times because the approach:

  • A. uses detailed data about time standards for each product at the key resources.
  • B. assumes that all components are built in the same period as the end item.
  • C. considers the historical portion of the total plant time required.
  • D. time phases labor requirements.


Answer : D

In a make-to-stock environment, which of the following factors is a key determinant of inventory levels necessary to support customer demand?

  • A. Capable-to-promise
  • B. Available-to-promise
  • C. Service costs
  • D. Service level


Answer : D

In the master scheduling process, customer orders are the only source of demand in periods:

  • A. within the item lead time.
  • B. before the demand time fence.
  • C. between the demand and planning time fences.
  • D. beyond the planning time fence.


Answer : B

A Canadian-based company has a long-term contract with a US-based supplier. The
Canadian company has been experiencing short shipments and variations of the supply lead time with the US supplier for a few months. Which of the following is the most appropriate action for the master production scheduler in this situation?

  • A. Ask the purchasing manager to work with the supplier to improve their shipping quantity accuracy and lead time stability.
  • B. Ask the purchasing manager to terminate the contract with this supplier, and look for a better supplier.
  • C. Apply safety stock and safety lead time while planning the master production schedule.
  • D. Apply safety lead time according to the target service level while planning the master production schedule.


Answer : D

Which of the following issues is most likely to lead to the use of a short-term, rather than long-term, forecasting process?

  • A. How to respond to a competitor's test marketing of a new product
  • B. How to configure the supply chain to support a new market segment
  • C. Whether to outsource a capital-intensive subassembly process
  • D. Whether to take a price-leadership or a product-differentiation posture


Answer : A

A company wanting to maintain a high level of customer service at the lowest inventory carrying cost should place safety stock in:

  • A. central and field warehouses.
  • B. field warehouses.
  • C. a central warehouse.
  • D. customer's facilities.


Answer : C

The question below is based on the following information:


Which of the following weekly production rates best supports these criteria?

  • A. 70
  • B. 78
  • C. 80
  • D. 90


Answer : C

Production is being planned to emphasize the utilization of a critical and very expensive piece of capital equipment. Which of the following production planning strategies should be used?

  • A. Chase
  • B. Level
  • C. Cost-based
  • D. Combination


Answer : B

The question below is based on the following distribution requirements plan:


Lead time is 1 week, lot size is 30, and safety stock is 0. Planned order releases would occur in which of the following sequences?

  • A. Weeks 3, 4, 6
  • B. Weeks 2, 3, 5
  • C. Weeks 2, 3, 4
  • D. Weeks 3, 4, 5


Answer : B

Translation of a master production schedule directly into key resources results in a:

  • A. production schedule.
  • B. final assembly schedule.
  • C. rough-cut capacity plan.
  • D. bill of labor.


Answer : C

The question below is based on the following information:


A company has chosen to execute a level production plan. What is the production rate per period?

  • A. 108
  • B. 110
  • C. 112
  • D. 125


Answer : A

Which of the following goals is the primary outcome of distribution requirements planning?

  • A. Accurately feed the gross requirements into the master production schedule
  • B. Decouple the distribution plan from the production plan
  • C. Deliver products in the quantities requested by the customer
  • D. Maintain an appropriate inventory level at all locations


Answer : D

The greatest risk of aggregating product families at too high of a level for sales and operations planning is that:

  • A. it will be more difficult to reconcile the sales plans with the business plan.
  • B. imbalances between the demand plan and resources may not be visible.
  • C. the resource planning process will be more complicated.
  • D. the sales forecasts will not be as accurate for the larger product families.


Answer : B

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