Total Quality Management Questions and Answers – Agile Manufacturing

This set of Total Quality Management Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Agile Manufacturing”.

1. Which of the following is not associated with Agile Manufacturing?
a) Operational Flexibility
b) Bottom-up innovation
c) Operator augmentation
d) Slow approach

2. Agile Manufacturing focuses on faster response to customer demands.
a) True
b) False

3. Which of the following is not an example of changing customer expectations which essentially leads us to focus on agile manufacturing?
a) Product customization
b) Slow delivery
c) Fast delivery
d) Cheaper production

4. Which of the following is not a reason for organizations switching to agile manufacturing?
a) Constant technological development
b) Increasing complex supply chain
c) Higher customer standards
d) Increased manpower

5. Which of the following is not a common idea between lean manufacturing and agile manufacturing?
a) Productivity
b) Empowering people
c) Response to customer demands
d) Reduction in waste

6. ______ refers to replacing workers with machines and ______ refers to enhancing workers’ capabilities through technology.
a) Innovation, augmentation
b) Automation, augmentation
c) Augmentation, automation
d) Innovation, automation

7. Agile manufacturing focuses on a bottom-up approach.
a) True
b) False

8. Which of the following is not an advantage of the bottom-up approach of agile manufacturing?
a) Shop floor workers have a voice
b) Low engagement
c) High value products and processes
d) Seamless flow of ideas

9. Which of the following is not a reason for organizations to adopt flexible systems under agile manufacturing?
a) Increasing fluctuations in demand
b) Economic factors
c) Political factors
d) Waterfall model

10. Which of the following is not related to an agile organization?
a) Silo mentality
b) Real-time communication and work management tools
c) Interactive digital work instructions
d) Concept of hackathons

11. Which of the following is not found in an agile organization?
a) Accountability
b) Transparency
c) Collaborations
d) Leaders ruling over employees

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