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Despite tight spending in both personal and corporate budgets, we still love our products. To keep that flow going, manufacturers are increasingly focused on optimizing production. How much do you know about the concepts and technologies behind all your favorite products?

1. If you can disassemble something and reclaim its original components, it is a product of:
a. discrete manufacturing
b. process manufacturing
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2. An RFID system has three components -- an antenna, a transceiver and a _________. (In this context, it's also known as the tag.)
a. transducer
b. transponder
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3. As the name implies, demand-based production is based on consumer demand -- what is batch production based on?
a. history
b. forecasts
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4. Product and finances are two of the flows of supply chain management -- what's the third?
a. waste
b. information
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5. What automobile company did the lean production philosophy originate from?
a. Volkswagon
b. Toyota
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6. What can finite capacity scheduling systems account for that infinite capacity scheduling systems cannot?
a. limitations on the system that occur in real time
b. target dates
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7. PLM controls the development of a product from initial design through to disposal. What does PLM stand for?
a. product lifecycle management
b. planned lifecycle management
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8. What is Taiichi Ohno's claim to fame?
a. He's considered the father of the Toyota Production System.
b. He's considered the father of agile production.
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9. What type of manufacturing industry is based on formulas and recipes and results in volume quantities rather than discrete units?
a. process manufacturing
b. continuous flow manufacturing
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10. A BoM is a list of the parts or components that are required to build a product. What does BoM stand for?
a. bill of manufacture
b. bill of materials
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