Question 1 of 50 2.0 Points
Which action is not necessary in implementing WCSM?
A. Senior management must recognize supply management's critical nature to the firm
B. Senior management must support the required transformation of supply management to world class
C. Firms must know where they are in relation to where they want to be
D. Firms must benchmark best-in-class practices and develop metrics
Correct E. Firms must force their suppliers into world-class compliance
Answer Key: E
Feedback: Chapter 1 - page 17 Question 2 of 50 2.0 Points
Which bullet is not true of the proactive stage of SM?
A. Near defect free materials and services
B. Emphasis: cost, quality and timeliness
Correct C. …show more content…
A. Can the weight be reduced?
B. Is there a similar item in inventory that could be substituted?
Correct C. Can standard parts be replaced by complex parts?
D. Are closer tolerances specified than are necessary?
E. Is unnecessary machining performed on the item?
Answer Key: C
Feedback: Chapter 5 - Page 108 Question 15 of 50 2.0 Points
Which of the following is a complex specification based on the categorization given in the textbook?
A. Performance Specifications
B. Function and Fit Specifications
C. Brand or Trade Names
Correct D. Engineering Drawings
Answer Key: D
Feedback: PowerPoint Slide 6 - 8 Question 16 of 50 2.0 Points
Which of the following is not all approach in developing balanced specifications from the perspective of a supply professional?
A. Informal Approach
B. Supply Management Coordinator Approach
Correct C. Engineering Approach
D. Consensus Development Approach
E. Cross-Functional Approach
Answer Key: C
Feedback: Chapter 6 - Pages 128/129 Question 17 of 50 2.0 Points
Which of the following problems is not considered a common problem in developing specifications?
A. Lack of Clarity
Correct B. Ignorance of total cost
C. Limiting Competition
D. Unreasonable Tolerances
Answer Key: B