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Effective Study Techniques for the APICS CPIM-ECO Exam

Questions 11

Which of the following actions helps product design and development pursue a strategy of first-to-market?

Options:

A.

Coordinating with product engineering

B.

Developing warranty specifications

C.

Finding the lowest-cost suppliers

D.

Flow-charting current processes

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Questions 12

With vendor managed inventory, a supplier must obtain which of the following data from the customer to ensure high service levels?

Options:

A.

Average quantity per shipment

B.

Average inventory level

C.

Inventory consumption

D.

On-time delivery percentage

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Questions 13

Which of the following persons has direct responsibility for the accuracy of production activity reporting?

Options:

A.

Controller

B.

Shop supervisor

C.

Materials manager

D.

Director of manufacturing

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Questions 14

Reducing design cycle time improves which of the following measures?

Options:

A.

Production throughput

B.

Return on investment (ROI)

C.

Manufacturability

D.

Quality

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Questions 15

Throughput for a family of parts can be increased by use of which of the following approaches?

Options:

A.

Cell layout

B.

Functional layout

C.

High utilization

D.

Batch processing

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Questions 16

A manufacturer is experiencing excessively long setup times and first-piece inspections. Which of the following areas should be examined first?

Options:

A.

Maintenance records

B.

Raw material consistency

C.

Product design

D.

Tooling

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Questions 17

Managing the constraint in an operation will improve which of the following metrics?

Options:

A.

Takt time

B.

Process variability

C.

Work in process

D.

Cycle time

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Questions 18

Which of the following outcomes is typical of employee engagement?

Options:

A.

Discretionary effort exerted towards improvement in quality

B.

Increase debate about company goals

C.

Decrease in hoshin planning activities

D.

Increase in kanban size of in-process inventories

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Questions 19

If an operation on a routing is performed out of sequence and the change in sequence is not reported to the formal system, which of the following situations will occur?

Options:

A.

An alternate routing will be created.

B.

The capacity requirements planning data will be inflated.

C.

The order will appear on a dispatch list in the wrong work center.

D.

The error will be corrected by cost accounting.

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Questions 20

During a soldering operation some components were getting damaged due to high temperatures. A fix to eliminate the defect was put into place, which resulted in a(n):

Options:

A.

SPC study.

B.

6 sigma process.

C.

poka-yoke.

D.

100% inspection.

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