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A functioning MRP system is required prior to adopting lean planning and control systems.

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In a lean environment, anything not essential to the product or process is viewed as waste.

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The ultimate goal of lean operations is a system characterized by the smooth, rapid flow of materials.

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Although inventories are maintained, the goal of lean operations is to minimize safety stock.

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In the lean philosophy, producing large lot sizes reduces waste.

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The four building blocks of lean operations are: product design, process design, personnel/organizational elements, and manufacturing planning and control.

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Fast and simple are two common threads that run through the four building blocks of lean operations.

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Value stream mapping is a technique focused on finding new ways of adding value for critical stakeholders such as customers.

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Quality and highly capable production systems are requirements for the successful implementation of lean operations.

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The small lot-sizing policy works well in a situation where both holding costs and setup costs are high.

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The use of small lot sizes in lean operations is in conflict with the EOQ approach since setup costs tend to be significantly higher than holding costs.

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A basic requirement for operating with low inventories in lean systems is that major system problems must already have been solved and new problems will be solved as they appear.

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A benefit of small lot sizes in lean systems is that each product is produced less frequently.

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In the lean philosophy, the larger the lot size, the easier it is to schedule.

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Setup time and its associated cost can often be reduced by the use of group technology.

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Lean systems often use layouts that are based on multiple manufacturing cells.

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A goal of lean operations is to produce output using fewer resources than traditional planning systems.

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"Autonomation" indicates that the firm is attempting to reduce its dependence on automated equipment.

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Preventive maintenance is additional maintenance done immediately after a breakdown has occurred to help prevent any further breakdowns.

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In the lean approach, inventories are reduced gradually, instead of eliminating inventories as rapidly as possible.

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