Test Bank for Principles of Operations Management 9th Edition by Heizer and Render

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Directed primarily toward undergraduate and graduate International Business or General Management majors, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals. International Management explores the manager's role within the dynamic global environment of business management by exploring the political, legal, technological, competitive, and cultural factors that shape corporations worldwide.
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  2-1 Text Bank for Principles of Operations Management 9 th  Edition by Heizer and Render https://digitalcontentmarket.org/download/text-bank-for-principles-of-operations-management-9th-edition-by-heizer-render/   Chapter 2 Operations Strategy in a Global Environment Section 1 A Global View of Operations and Supply Chains 1) Boeing's development of the 787 Dreamliner is an example of a company obtaining a competitive advantage through product differentiation/innovation. Answer: TRUE Diff: 1 Key Term: NAFTA AACSB: Dynamics of the global economy Learning Outcome: Discuss the influences of the global competitive environment on operations management 2) NAFTA seeks to phase out all trade and tariff barriers among Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Answer: TRUE Diff: 2 AACSB: Multicultural and diversity understanding 3) The World Trade Organization has helped to significantly reduce tariffs around the world. Answer: TRUE Diff: 2 Key Term: World Trade Organization (WTO) AACSB: Dynamics of the global economy Learning Outcome: Discuss the influences of the global competitive environment on operations management 4) Production processes are being dispersed to take advantage of national differences in labor costs. Answer: TRUE Diff: 2 AACSB: Dynamics of the global economy Objective: LO2 Learning Outcome: Discuss the influences of the global competitive environment on operations management 5) NAFTA seeks to phase out all trade and tariff barriers between the United States and Asia. Answer: FALSE Diff: 2 Key Term: NAFTA AACSB: Dynamics of the global economy  2-2 Learning Outcome: Discuss the influences of the global competitive environment on operations management  2-3 6) One reason for global operations is to gain improvements in the supply chain. Answer: TRUE Diff: 1 AACSB: Dynamics of the global economy Learning Outcome: Discuss the influences of the global competitive environment on operations management 7) One reason to globalize is to learn to improve operations. Answer: TRUE Diff: 1 AACSB: Dynamics of the global economy Learning Outcome: Discuss the influences of the global competitive environment on operations management 8) To attract and retain global talent, and to expand a product's life cycle, are both reasons to globalize. Answer: TRUE Diff: 2 AACSB: Dynamics of the global economy Learning Outcome: Discuss the influences of the global competitive environment on operations management 9) A product will always be in the same stage of its product life cycle regardless of the country. Answer: FALSE Diff: 2 AACSB: Dynamics of the global economy Learning Outcome: Discuss the influences of the global competitive environment on operations management 10) The World Trade Organization helps provide governments and industries around the world with protection from firms that engage in unethical conduct. Answer: TRUE Diff: 2 Key Term: World Trade Organization (WTO) AACSB: Ethical understanding and reasoning abilities Learning Outcome: Discuss the role of operations management in corporate social responsibility and sustainability 11) Which of the following statements regarding the Dreamliner 787 is true? A) Boeing has found partners in over a dozen countries. B) The new aircraft incorporates a wide range of aerospace technologies. C) The new aircraft uses engines from not one, but two manufacturers. D) Boeing will add only 20 to 30 percent of the aircraft's value. E) All of the above are true. Answer: E Diff: 2 AACSB: Dynamics of the global economy Learning Outcome: Discuss the influences of the global competitive environment on operations management  2-4 12) Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner: A) is assembled in Washington, D.C. B) uses engines from Japan. C) has its fuselage sections built in Australia. D) has increased efficiency from new engine technology. E) results from a partnership of about a dozen companies. Answer: D Diff: 2 13) Cost cutting in international operations can take place because of: A) lower taxes and tariffs. B) lower wage scales. C) lower indirect costs. D) less stringent regulations. E) all of the above. Answer: E Diff: 1 AACSB: Dynamics of the global economy Learning Outcome: Discuss the influences of the global competitive environment on operations management 14) Which of the following did the authors NOT suggest as a reason for globalizing operations? A) reduce costs B) improve the supply chain C) pursue stockholder approval ratings D) understand markets E) attract and retain global talent Answer: C Diff: 2 AACSB: Dynamics of the global economy Learning Outcome: Discuss the influences of the global competitive environment on operations management 15) Multinational organizations can shop from country to country and cut costs through: A) lower wage scales. B) lower indirect costs. C) less stringent regulations. D) lower taxes and tariffs. E) all of the above. Answer: E Diff: 2 AACSB: Dynamics of the global economy Learning Outcome: Discuss the influences of the global competitive environment on operations management
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