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Operations Management, Global Edition 12Th Edition By William Stevenson – Test Bank

Edition: 12th Edition

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Operations Management, Global Edition 12Th Edition By William Stevenson – Test Bank

Chapter 03


True / False Questions


Forecasting techniques generally assume an existing causal system that will continue to exist in the future. 
True    False


For new products in a strong growth mode, a low alpha will minimize forecast errors when using exponential smoothing techniques. 
True    False


Once accepted by managers, forecasts should be held firm regardless of new input since many plans have been made using the original forecast. 
True    False


Forecasts for groups of items tend to be less accurate than forecasts for individual items because forecasts for individual items don’t include as many influencing factors. 
True    False


Forecasts help managers both to plan the system itself and to provide valuable information for using the system. 
True    False


Organizations that are capable of responding quickly to changing requirements can use a shorter forecast horizon and therefore benefit from more accurate forecasts. 
True    False


When new products or services are introduced, focus forecasting models are an attractive option. 
True    False


The purpose of the forecast should be established first so that the level of detail, amount of resources, and accuracy level can be understood. 
True    False


Forecasts based on time-series (historical) data are referred to as associative forecasts. 
True    False


Time-series techniques involve the identification of explanatory variables that can be used to predict future demand. 
True    False

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