Study Guide for Chapter 6:
1. Which of the following seeks to develop short range plans seeking to effectively and efficiently manage components and/or subassemblies over time period of few days to a few weeks?
a.
RRP
b.
MPS
c.
RCCP
d.
MRP
2. Which of the following is an engineering document that shows an inclusive listing of all the component parts and assemblies making up the final product?
a.
Master Production Schedule
b.
Bill of Materials
c.
Distribution Requirement Plan
d.
Resource Requirement Plan
3. According to the textbook, which of the following is considered a reason that ERP implementations fail?
a.
The organization may lack the necessary workforce and expertise to properly implement the system
b.
Top management becomes overcommitted to the point where they constantly encourage the employees during implementation
c.
Organizations tend to spend too much time and money training their employees on the new system
d.
All of these
4. Which of the following is considered an advantage/benefit of utilizing in ERP system?
a.
Utilizes multiple databases in order to provide up-to-date information
b.
Increases the privacy level within an organization, thus functional departments can more easily protect their data from supporting or dependent functional departments
c.
Allows organizations to more easily communicate information about operational changes to supply chain members
d.
Increases the bullwhip effect
5. Organizations that choose to implement one single system with all of the desired applications from a single vendor versus choosing to implement the best applications or modules for each of the different functional departments associated with the supply chain is said to have chosen a(n):
a.
Best-of-breed solution
b.
Elite integrator solution
c.
Single integrator solution
d.
Premier application solution
6. Not all ERP software is designed to provide the exact same tools, nonetheless, some of the common modules usually included in ERP software packages include:
a.
Customer Relationship Management and human resource management
b.
Human resource management and accounting and finance
c.
Supplier relationship management and customer relationship management
d.
All of these
7. Organizations that choose to implement the best applications or modules for each of the different functional departments associated with the supply chain versus choosing to implement one single system with all of the desired applications from a single vendor is said to have chosen a(n):
a.
Best-of-breed solution
b.
Elite integrator solution
c.
Multi-modular solution
d.
Premier application solution
8. What is ERP? Why was it developed?
9. What is an MRP system? What are the major inputs to an MRP system?
10.
What are the three hierarchical components of materials planning? Provide a brief description of each.
11. What are the differences between legacy systems and ERP systems?
12. What are the advantages of ERP systems?
13. Describe aggregate planning.
Answers:
D
2.B
3.A
4.C
5.C
6.D
7A

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