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An example of a regional factor in location planning is the location of our markets (either existing or potential).
 
True
 
False

The lower cost of foreign labor is often offset by lower levels of productivity.
 
True
 
False

The center of gravity method is a location planning technique that determines a composite score from weighted factor evaluation.
 
True
 
False

One of the reasons for the importance of location decisions is its strategic importance to the supply chains.
 
True
 
False

Which of the following is the last step in the procedure for making location decisions?
 
request input regarding alternatives
 
develop location alternatives
 
evaluate alternatives and make a selection
 
determine the evaluation criteria
 
identify important factors

Which of the following is least important as a consideration for a firm at the beginning of a supply chain?
 
Access to productive labor
 
Access to transportation infrastructure
 
Access to end consumers
 
Proximity to customers
 
Access to resources

Location choice I has monthly fixed costs of $100,000 and per-unit variable costs of $10. Location choice J has monthly fixed costs of $150,000 and per-unit variable costs of $9. At what volume would these locations have equal total costs?
 
25,000 units
 
30,000 units
 
50,000 units
 
60,000 units
 
40,000 units

For service and retail stores, a prime factor in location analysis is customer access.
 
True
 
False
   
As a result of the factor rating analysis, a manager may sometimes reject all of the alternatives under consideration when the composite scores are below the minimum threshold value.
 
True
 
False

Which of the following is not a location option that management can consider in location planning?
 
expand an existing facility
 
add a new location
 
relocate from one location to another
 
All are possible options.
 
do nothing


                                       

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