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Industrial Engineering and Production Management MCQ Questions & Answers

Industrial Engineering and Production Management MCQs : This section focuses on the "Industrial Engineering and Production Management". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Industrial Engineering and Production Management skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.




Question 1

A-B-C analysis is used in

A. CPM
B. PERT
C. inventory control
D. all of these

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Question 2

If (R) is the base rate guaranteed per hour, (S) is the standard time for the job and (T) is the actual time, then according to Rowan plan, wages for the job will be

A. TR
C. TR + (S - T)R

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Question 3

A device used for lifting or lowering objects suspended from a hook at the end of retractable chains or cable is called

A. hoist
B. jib crane
C. portable elevator
D. chain conveyor

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Question 4

Probabilistic time for completion of any activity can be found out from

A. optimistic time
B. pessimistic time
C. most likely time
D. all of these

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Question 5

Which of the following statement is correct?

A. A-B-C analysis is based on Pareto's principle.
B. Simulation can be used for inventory control.
C. Economic order quantity formula ignores variations in demand pattern
D. all of the above

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Question 6

Line organisation is suitable for a big organisation.

A. Correct
B. Incorrect

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Question 7

In inventory control theory, the economic order quantity is

A. average level of inventory
B. optimum lot size
C. capacity of a warehouse
D. lot size corresponding to break-even analysis

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Question 8

The determination of standard time in a complex job system is best done through

A. stop watch time study
B. analysis of micromotions
C. grouping timing technique
D. analysis of standard data system

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Question 9

Gantt chart is used for

A. inventory control
B. material handling
C. production schedule
D. machine repair schedules

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Question 10

Work study involues

A. only method study
B. only work measurement
C. method study and work measurement
D. only motion study

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Question 11

Representative time is the average of times recorded by work study man for an operation.

A. Agree
B. Disagree

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Question 12

PERT is an event oriented technique.

A. Correct
B. Incorrect

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Question 13

When slack of an activity is negative

A. it represents a situation where extra resources are available and the completion of project is not delayed
B. it represents that a programme falls behind schedule and additional resources are required to complete the project in time
C. the activity is critical and any delay in its performance will delay the completion of whole project
D. all of the above

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Question 14

Which of the following wage incentive plan guarantees minimum wage to a worker and bonus is paid for the fixed percentage of time saved?

A. Halsey plan
B. Gantt plan
C. Rowan plan
D. Emerson's efficiency plan

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Question 15

In time study, the rating factor is applied to determine

A. standard time of a job
B. merit rating of the worker
C. fixation of incentive rate
D. normal time of a worker

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Question 16

The product layout is more amenable to automation than process layout.

A. TRUE
B. FALSE

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Question 17

Direct expenses include

A. factory expenses
B. selling expenses
C. administrative expenses
D. none of these

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Question 18

Dispatching

A. prescribes the sequence of operations to be followed
B. determines the programme for the operations
C. is concerned with the starting of processes
D. regulates the progress of job through various processes

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Question 19

In big automobile repair shop, for elevating and moving the heavy parts such as complete engine assembly, gear box etc., an overhead crane and a fork lift truck is used.

A. Yes
B. No

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Question 20

In A-B-C analysis, which class of items are generally large in number?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. none of these

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Question 21

The type of organisation preferred for a steel industry, is

A. line organisation
B. functional organisation
C. line and staff organisation
D. line, staff and functional organisation

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Question 22

Simplex method is the method used for

A. value analysis
B. network analysis
C. linear programming
D. queuing theory

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Question 23

Queuing theory is associated with

A. inventory
B. sales
C. waiting time
D. production time

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Question 24

Bar chart is suitable for

A. large project
B. major work
C. minor work
D. all of these

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Question 25

Which of the following type of layout is suitable for automobile manufacturing concern?

A. product layout
B. process layout
C. fixed position layout
D. combination layout

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Question 26

PERT requires

A. single time estimate
B. double time estimate
C. triple time estimate
D. none of these

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Question 27

The chart which gives an estimate about the amount of materials handling between various work stations is known as

A. flow chart
B. process chart
C. travel chart
D. operation chart

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Question 28

The aim of value engineering is to

A. find the depreciation value of a machine
B. determine the selling price of a product
C. minimise the cost without change in quality of the product
D. all of the above

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Question 29

Linear programming model can be applied to line balancing problem and transportation problem.

A. TRUE
B. FALSE

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Question 30

Job evaluation is the method of determining the

A. relative values of a job
B. worker's performance on a job
C. worth of the machine
D. value of overall production

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Question 31

The routing function in a production system design is concerned with

A. manpower utilisation
B. quality assurance of the product
C. machine utilisation
D. optimising material flow through the plant

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Question 32

In value engineering, the term value refers to

A. manufacturing cost of the product
B. selling price of the product
C. total cost of the product
D. utility of the product

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Question 33

Military type of organisation is known as

A. line organisation
B. functional organisation
C. line and staff organisation
D. line, staff and functional organisation

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Question 34

Production cost refers to prime cost plus

A. factory overheads
B. factory and administration overheads
C. factory, administration and sales overheads
D. factory, administration, sales overheads and profit

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Question 35

Work sampling is applied for

A. estimation of the percentage utilisation of machine tools
B. estimating the percentage of the time consumed by various job activities
C. finding out time standards, specially where the job is not repetitive and where time study by stop watch method is not possible
D. all of the above

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Question 36

String diagram is used

A. for checking the relative values of various layouts
B. when a group of workers are working at a place
C. where processes require the operator to be moved from one work place to another
D. all of the above

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Question 37

A diagram showing the path followed by men and materials while performing a task is known as

A. string diagram
B. flow process chart
C. travel chart
D. flow diagram

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Question 38

Fixed position layout is also known as

A. analytical layout
B. synthetic layout
C. static product layout
D. none of these

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Question 39

The main object of scientific layout is

A. to produce better quality of product
B. to utilise maximum floor area
C. to minimise production delays
D. all of these

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Question 40

In break even analysis, total cost consists of

A. fixed cost + sales revenue
B. variable cost + sales revenue
C. fixed cost + variable cost
D. fixed cost + variable cost + profit

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Question 41

PERT analysis is based upon

A. optimistic time
B. pessimistic time
C. most likely time
D. all of these

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Question 42

A systematic job improvement sequence will consist of

A. motion study
B. time study
C. job enrichment
D. all of these

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Question 43

In a line organisation

A. responsibility of each individual is fixed
B. discipline is strong
C. quick decisions are taken
D. all of these

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Question 44

In order to avoid excessive multiplication of facilities, the layout preferred is

A. product layout
B. process layout
C. group layout
D. static layout

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Question 45

Which one of the following chart gives simultaneously information about the progress of work and machine loading?

A. Process chart
B. Machine load chart
C. Man-machine chart
D. Gantt chart

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Question 46

Which of the following are the guidelines for the construction of a network diagram?

A. Each activity is represented by one and only one arrow in the network.
B. Dangling must be avoided in a network diagram.
C. Dummy activity consumes no time or resource.
D. all of the above

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Question 47

The procedure of modifying work content to give more meaning and enjoyment to the job by involving employees in planning, organisation and control of their work, is termed as

A. job enlargement
B. job enrichment
C. job rotation
D. job evaluation

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