Uniform Production Levels in Lean Production


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Condola owns a company that makes blankets and quilts. She's concerned about the amount of money her company spends on storage space for the large amounts of inventory they have. _____ might be a good option for Condola, as it reduces the costs of holding inventory.

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1. Damien is the manager of a factory for a large corporation. His company only wants the factory to make products once they are ordered, but Damien thinks that they should estimate how many will be ordered over the next month and then produce the same amount every day, even if that means having some inventory on hand. While Damien's company is advocating for _____, Damien prefers _____.

2. Kristin has decided to move her company to a uniform production level, but she also wants to keep her company lean. Which is the best time period for Kristin to plan for her uniform production levels?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this quiz whenever you get the chance and see what you know about uniform production levels in lean production. Topics include inventory cost reduction and two different types of production associated with only making products after they've been ordered/having a certain amount of inventory produced each day.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These key areas will be covered on the quiz/worksheet:

  • Best time period to plan for a certain kind of production level
  • Important aspect to consider for production levels
  • Advantage of using uniform production in lean production

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure understand the most important information from the related lesson on uniform production levels
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding planning a time period to meet uniform production levels
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reduction in cost when storing inventory and the benefit of using uniform production levels in lean production

Additional Learning

More information on reducing business costs is available in the lesson named Uniform Production Levels in Lean Production. These points will be considered:

  • Issues that might arise with large production levels
  • Importance of keeping production time relatively short
  • Ways of keeping track of inventory