The GOAL Quiz

You've read The GOAL once, twice, maybe 10 times. But, how well do you know The GOAL? Take the quiz to test your knowledge.  Submit the form for the answers.

1. The name of the resource that is identified in Alex's plant as Herbie #1 is: *
2. Two ways that Alex and his supervisors used to find Herbie. *
3. What was identified as Herbie #2? *
4. After pondering Jonah's question, Alex determined that the Goal of a manufacturing plant is to: *
5. What are the three measurements that Jonah claimed "expressed the goal...but which also permit you to develop operations rules for running your plant." *
6. Jonah defined Throughput as: *
7. According to Jonah, productivity is defined as what? *
8. Jonah stated that "A plant in which everyone is working all the time is very _______" *
9. What "two phenomena" did Jonah say is found in every plant? *
10. According to Jonah, every plant has two types of resources. They are: *
11. Jonah's definition of a bottleneck resource is: *
12. When talking about material flow through a plant, Jonah would say: *
13. What type of resource determines the effective capacity of the plant? *
14. Jonah told Alex that there are two ways that the ideas that he is giving him won't work. What are they? *
15. Jonah's question to Alex when they first toured the plant and viewed Herbie #1 was: *
16. How many rules express the relationship between bottlenecks and non-bottlenecks? *
17. Two of the following are principle themes to optimize the use of bottlenecks. They are: *
18. After employing the Red Tag/Green Tag system, Stacey reported that, "The bottlenecks have spread." Consulting with Jonah, the cause was determined to be: *
19. The majority of the time a part is in the plant is spent in two of the four categories. They are _____ & _____. *
20. Jonah said, "An hour lost on a bottleneck is an hour lost for the entire system." The corresponding rule for a non-bottleneck is: *
21. The first step of the "process of on-going improvement" that was ultimately developed by Alex and his team is: *
22. In a discussion between Lou and Alex, they concluded that the more complex the organization, ________ *
23. Which statement is correct? *
24. When Alex and his team executed the step "SUBORDINATE everything else to the above decision," they: *
25. Assume the following: "X" is a bottleneck resource, and "Y" is a non-bottleneck resource, we have one of each and both have the capacity to run 600 hours per month. To keep flow balanced with demand, all 600 hours of "X" is required. Only 75% (450 hours) of the available time for "Y" is required to keep flow balanced with demand. If product flow goes from "Y" to "X" in the production process, how many hours should "Y" produce a month? (Flow Y→X) *
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