INMGT 325- Chapter 1 Quiz

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INMGT 325 Quality Management

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Question 1

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Customers evaluate a service primarily by the:
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  • Accuracy of the service
  • Degree of customization offered by the service
  • Quality of the human contact
  • Speed of the service

Question 2

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It is the responsibility of the marketing and sales department to learn about the products and product features that consumers want, and the prices they are willing to pay for those products.
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  • True
  • False

Question 3

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Organizations can ensure that the quality is rooted in their culture by:
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  • Encouraging employees to do more than what they are expected to do through reward programs.
  • Ensuring that the company follows all the laws and regulations regarding product labeling, packaging, and other marketing requirements.
  • Allotting sufficient budget for equipment, training, and other means of assuring quality.
  • Internalizing quality at the personal level and encouraging employees to practice quality in all activities of life.

Question 4

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The production of services typically requires a lower degree of customization than does manufacturing.
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  • True
  • False

Question 5

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Which of the following perspectives of quality is meaningful for production workers who are responsible for guaranteeing that design specifications are met during production?
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  • Customer perspective
  • Product perspective
  • Manufacturing perspective
  • User perspective

Question 6

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Which of the following terms best represents a firm's ability to achieve market superiority?
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  • Competitive advantage
  • Flexibility
  • Quality assurance
  • Agility

Question 7

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The Six Sigma approach for quality improvement requires increased levels of training and education for managers, and not for front-line employees.
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  • True
  • False

Question 8

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The production of services differs from manufacturing as services:
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  • Product outputs that are mostly intangible
  • Require lesser customization compared to manufactured goods
  • Are less labor intensive and involve minimal human interaction
  • Can be inspected prior to delivery

Question 9

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Kosher’s, a supermarket in Surbury, employs various strategies to provide good quality products to consumers at lower prices compared to other competing stores. This marketing strategy is most likely to influence the _____ perspective of quality.
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  • Product
  • Value
  • Manufacturing
  • User

Question 10

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If quality is built into the product properly, inspection is necessary for auditing purposes and functional testing.
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  • True
  • False

Question 11

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High quality of products is an important source of competitive advantage for organizations.
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  • True
  • False

Question 12

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Which of the following is true of the transcendent or judgmental perspective of quality?
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  • It defines quality on the basis of the relationship of product benefits to price.
  • It provides a precise and universally acceptable definition for quality.
  • It provides a means by which quality can be measured or assessed as a basis for practical business decisions.
  • It is of little practical value to the managers, as standards of excellence vary considerably among individuals.

Question 13

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Which of the following is true regarding internal customers of an organization?
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  • They receive goods or services from suppliers within the organization.
  • They do not add any value to the product before it reaches the consumer.
  • They are the ultimate purchasers of a product or service.
  • They buy products or services for their own personal use.

Question 14

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Services cannot be inventoried or inspected prior to delivery as manufactured goods.
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  • True
  • False

Question 15

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The receiving department in an organization ensures that the delivered items are of the quality specified by the purchase contract.
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  • True
  • False

Question 16

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Which of the following perspectives of quality considers quality to be synonymous with superiority or excellence?
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  • Value perspective
  • Manufacturing perspective
  • Product perspective
  • Transcendent perspective

Question 17

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Manufacturing is generally more labor intensive compared to services.
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  • True
  • False

Question 18

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Customers evaluate a service primarily by the quality of the human contact.
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  • True
  • False

Question 19

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Although quality can drive business success, it cannot guarantee it, and one must not infer that business failures or stock price drops are the result of poor quality.
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  • True
  • False

Question 20

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Today, organizations are asking employees to take more responsibility for acting as the point of contact between the organization and the customer.
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  • True
  • False

Question 21

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The marketing and sales department in an organization contributes to the quality of the product by:
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  • ensuring that the items delivered by the suppliers are of the quality specified by the purchase contract.
  • learning the products and product features that consumers want and knowing the prices that consumers are willing to pay for them.
  • bringing together technical staffs from both the buyer’s and supplier's companies to design products and solve technical problems.
  • designing and maintaining the tools used in manufacturing and inspection of goods.

Question 22

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The inspection and testing function in a manufacturing system contributes to the quality of the product by:
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  • designing and maintaining the tools used in manufacturing of products.
  • selecting appropriate technologies, equipment, and work methods for producing quality products.
  • selecting quality-conscious suppliers and ensuring that purchase orders clearly define the quality requirements specified by product design and engineering.
  • gathering information that can be used to improve the quality of the products.

Question 23

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Which of the following is a negative impact of information technology on the customer service provided by service organizations?
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  • It has increased the labor intensity involved in the production of services.
  • It has decreased the speed of service.
  • It has resulted in lesser personal interaction between consumers and service providers leading to decreased customer satisfaction among some consumers.
  • It has restricted the ability of the customers to compare products with competitor brands before making a purchase.

Question 24

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The value perspective defines quality of a product on the basis of:
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  • the relationship of product benefits to price.
  • the quantity of some product attribute.
  • the product’s conformance to its specifications.
  • the ability of the product to perform its intended function.

Question 25

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The function of tool engineers in manufacturing industries is to work with product design engineers to develop realistic specifications.
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  • True
  • False

Question 26

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Employees who embrace quality as a personal value often go beyond what they’re asked or normally expected to do in order to provide extraordinary service to a customer.
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  • True
  • False

Question 27

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Services are produced prior to consumption.
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  • True
  • False

Question 28

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The _____ function helps an organization in achieving quality by exposing the costs of poor quality and opportunities for reducing it.
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  • Finance and accounting
  • Manufacturing and assembly
  • Marketing and sales
  • Legal services

Question 29

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Which of the following perspectives of quality judges quality of a product on the basis of consistency in meeting product specifications?
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  • Value perspective
  • Manufacturing perspective
  • Transcendent perspective
  • User perspective

Question 30

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The transcendent definition of quality was first defined as the goodness of a product.
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  • True
  • False

Question 31

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Customers generally view quality from the _____ perspective.
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  • Manufacturing
  • Transcendent
  • User
  • Value

Question 32

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Improved conformance in production or service delivery tends to increase profitability as:
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  • it helps in differentiating the product from its competitors and improves the perceived value of the product.
  • it leads to improved employee motivation.
  • it ensures that the services are performed according to the convenience of the customer.
  • it leads to lower costs through savings in rework, scrap, resolution of errors, and warranty expenses.

Question 33

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Which of the following perspectives of quality provides the basis for coordinating the entire value chain?
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  • Customer Perspective
  • Value Perspective
  • User Perspective
  • Transcendent Perspective

Question 34

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A consumer electronics company introduced a new music system into the market with multiple features like built in alarm, mobile and iPod charger, radio and many more. The company is trying to influence the _____ perspective of quality by providing multiple features in a single product.
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  • Transcendent
  • Product
  • User
  • Value
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