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Operations Exam Practice Paper 1

Inputs, Outputs and the Transformation Process✍🏽

SECTION A:   (a) 2 mark (b) 3 mark PAPER 1

 (a) Define the term ‘intellectual capital’. [2]

(b) Explain two functions of an operations management department. [3]

Effectiveness, Efficiency and Productivity✍🏽

SECTION A:   (a) 2 mark PAPER 1

(a) Define the term ‘productivity’. [2]

Capital versus Labour Intensity ✍🏽

SECTION B:   (a) 8mark PAPER 1

 (a) Analyse the benefits of a labour-intensive production process for a business. [8]

Operations Decisions ✍🏽

SECTION B:   (a) 8mark PAPER 1

(a) Analyse the benefits to a business of introducing computer-aided design (CAD). [8]

Operations Methods: Job, Batch, Flow, Mass Customisation ✍🏽

SECTION A:   (a) 2 mark (b) 3 mark PAPER 1

(a) Define the term ‘job production’. [2]

(b) Explain why a business might choose flow production as a method of operation. [3]

Managing Inventory ✍🏽

SECTION B:   12 mark PAPER 1

(b) Discuss the factors which could influence the successful operation of Just-in-time (JIT) inventory management. [12]

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