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Operations Questions

Operations Questions

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Operations revision questions containing command words for Higher Business Management.
Operations revision questions containing command words for Higher Business Management.

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09/13/2012

 
INTRODUCTION & PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
QUESTIONMARKS1
Describe
the role of Operations in an organisation42
Suggest
why operations is considered by manyorganisations to be important.23
Describe
the main factors which should be takeninto consideration when deciding which productionsystem to use.44
Explain
the disadvantages of a labour-intensivesystem of production.25
Justify
the use of a labour-intensive system ofproduction.26
Explain
the disadvantages of a capital -intensivesystem of production.37
Justify
the use of a capital -intensive system ofproduction.28Ideally production should be at a constant level forgood planning.
Outline
four factors that mightresult in variable production levels.4
PURCHASING & STOCK
QUESTIONMARKS1The quality of materials will help an organisationdecide which supplier to use.
Describe
other factors that a purchasing managershould consider when choosing a supplier.42Supermarkets have to make decisions onthe quantity of stock to hold.
Describe
the problems caused by:
Overstocking
Understocking6
 
3The efficient control of stock is essential for theliquidity of an organisation.
Explain
how an effective form of stock control canbe used in a business.44Department stores need to be able to identifybest-selling items in order to maintain appropriatestock levels.
Describe
how ICT can help an organisation tomaintain appropriate stock levels.35Dell, the computer manufacturer, uses the JIsystem of stock control.
Explain
the costs and benefits of Dell using thissystem.46Describe the risks to an organisation of runningwith low stock levels.37
Discuss
the factors which must be taken intoaccount when setting a stock reorder level.3
METHODS OF PRODUCTION
QUESTIONMARKS1
Describe
the process of
 job
production, it’s mostsuitable application and its advantages anddisadvantages.82
Describe
the process of
batch
production, it’smost suitable application and its advantages anddisadvantages.83
Describe
the process of
flow
production, it’s mostsuitable application and the advantages and8
 
disadvantages.4
Suggest
why an organisation might use acombination of productions methods.1
QUALITY
QUESTIONMARKS1Quality is important to German car manufacturerslike Volkswagen.
Describe
the factors that Volkswagen would haveto consider when assessing if they can providequality in their operating systems.32
Distinguish
between quality control and qualityassurance.13
Describe
the advantages of quality circles for
The organisation
The employee44Quality is central to the production of desirablegoods and services.
Explain
how a manufacturing organisation canensure quality in the production process.45
Describe
the benefits of holding a trademark orquality symbol for
an organization
a consumer46
Describe
the advantages and disadvantages ofusing an effective quality assurance system.6

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