All about Quality
Inventory Management
Impossibly Random
Global Supply Chain
Lean Manufacturing
100

This term refers to a systematic process used to ensure that products or services meet established quality standards

What is "Quality Control"?

100

This term describes the minimum quantity of a product that a company must maintain in stock to avoid stockouts

What is the reorder point OR safety stock?

100

This UMN club ranks #1 for food quality, educational value, and access to industry professionals

What is SCOC? (Duh!)

100

This trade term refers to the practice of outsourcing production to foreign countries to reduce costs.

What is "Offshoring"?

100

This Japanese term, often associated with lean manufacturing, means "continuous improvement."

What is "Kaizen"?

200

The primary goal of a "Control Chart" in quality control

What is "to monitor the stability of a process and detect deviations from the norm"?

200

In inventory management, ABC analysis classifies items into three categories: A, B, and C. What does category A represent?

What are "high-value, low-quantity items"? (Will also accept 80% of items)

200

Garfield the cat has a favorite food, what is it?

What is lasagna?

200

The strategy of ______ suppliers and sourcing from multiple regions is used to reduce supply chain risks

What is "diversifying?"

200

What is the Japanese term for "waste," one of the core concepts targeted for reduction in lean manufacturing?

What is "Muda"?

300

In the context of quality control, what does the acronym "Six Sigma" represent?

What is "a methodology aimed at reducing defects and improving quality" OR "3.4 defects per million opportunities".

300

In inventory management, what does the acronym SKU stand for?


What is "Stock Keeping Unit"

300

This fruit is the largest in the world, weighing up to 80 pounds

What is Jackfruit?

300

This term describes the concept of focusing on suppliers that are geographically closer to the end market to reduce lead times and transportation costs


What is "Nearshoring"? (will accept onshoring)

300

In the context of lean manufacturing, what does "Kanban" mean?

What is a "visual signal" or "card" used to control the flow of materials and production?

400

What is the name of the widely recognized international standard for quality management systems?

What is "ISO 9001"?

400

What is the primary goal of a high inventory turnover rate?

What is to "maximize sales and/or minimize holding costs"?

400

Where is the Olympus Mons volcano located?

What is Mars?
400

This digital technology is frequently used to enhance transparency and traceability in global supply chains

What is "blockchain?"

400

This lean tool is used to map out the steps in a process to identify areas of waste and improvement opportunities.

What is process mapping OR value chain mapping?

500

This quality control concept is represented by the acronym "CTQ," often used in Six Sigma methodology

What is "Critical to Quality"?

500

This inventory management method involves setting specific inventory levels for various products, with a focus on maintaining a consistent, predetermined stock level.

What is "Reorder Point Inventory Management"?

500

The state bug of Minnesota, Danaus plexippus, has the common name of... 

What is the monarch butterfly?

500

This term describes the practice of using multiple transportation modes (e.g., air, sea, road) in a single shipment to optimize cost and delivery time

What is "Intermodal Transportation"?

500

What is the primary purpose of "Poka-Yoke" in lean manufacturing?

What is "error-proofing" or preventing mistakes in a process?

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