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Ace the GAQM CLSSBB Exam: Ultimate Preparation Guide

Questions 31

A team has been asked to reduce the cycle time for a process. The team decides to collect baseline data. It will do this by:

Options:

A.

seeking ideas for improvement from all stakeholders

B.

researching cycle times for similar processes within the organization

C.

obtaining accurate cycle times for the process as it currently runs

D.

benchmarking similar processes outside the organization

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Questions 32

Calculate the main effect of factor A (i. e. A+ – A– ).

CLSSBB Question 32

Options:

A.

46

B.

129

C.

83

D.

–46

E.

none of the above

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Questions 33

(Refer to the previous problem) The variance of the five replications for each run is calculated. Most of these variances are approximately equal but two are significantly lower than the others. The experimenters would be especially interested in those two runs if they want to optimize:

Options:

A.

dissolution time

B.

interactions

C.

main effects

D.

robustness

E.

degrees of freedom

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Questions 34

An experiment has seven factors with two levels each. The experiment has eight runs. This experimental design is called:

Options:

A.

full factorial design

B.

half fractional factorial design

C.

interaction

D.

none of the above

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Questions 35

The operators of a manufacturing cell work out a more orderly arrangement for tool storage and establish a schedule to maintain cleanliness on a daily basis. These improvements are best described by which approach to problem solving?

Options:

A.

5S

B.

Poka yoke

C.

Kaizen

D.

PDCA

E.

Re-engineering

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Questions 36

The quality leader responsible for the term Total Quality Management (TQM):

Options:

A.

Juran

B.

Ishikawa

C.

Crosby

D.

Feigenbaum

E.

Taguchi

F.

none of the above

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Questions 37

SCENARIO

A Six Sigma team is measuring the moisture content of corn starch as it leaves the conveyer belt of a dryer. They collect one sample four cups of starch at times indicated in the chart at fixed locations labeled A, B, C, and D across the end of the belt. See the diagram below.

CLSSBB Question 37

After some more work on the dryer, additional data are collected which when plotted looks like this:

CLSSBB Question 37

Which type of variation dominates?

Options:

A.

within sample

B.

sample to sample within the hour

C.

hour to hour

D.

none of the above

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Questions 38

The preferred method for determining statistically whether factor A or B is significant requires what additional information?

CLSSBB Question 38

Options:

A.

value of noise factors

B.

values of responses in replicate runs

C.

number of repetitions

D.

ambient conditions during the experiment

E.

blocking pattern

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Questions 39

A machine tool vender wants to sell an injection molding machine. The current machine produces 3.2% defectives. A sample of 1100 from the vender’s machine has 2.9% defective. Do these numbers indicate that the proposed machine has a lower rate of defectives?

Options:

A.

yes

B.

no

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Questions 40

The word “champion” in the context of Six Sigma projects refers to:

Options:

A.

the team that has had the most impact on the bottom line

B.

the person who has coordinated teams most effectively

C.

the individual who has outpaced all others in six sigma knowledge

D.

none of the above

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