Project #34447 - Global Supply Chain Management


Question 1


Choosing transportation mode is a function of




Volume, weight and value of freight


Distance to be travelled


Availability of services, freight rates etc.


Freight rates


All the above


Question 2


Which is most appropriate statement for global supply chain system that



Partners and facilities are spread across international locations


Internally connect between warehousing and material management systems


Establish successful in-transit communication between locations


Inventory are efficiently stored at production facility


Marking in multiple stages in various states and regions


2 points


Question 3


Which is not a challenge for global supply chain



Assets tracking and management


Complexity of foreign trade and regulatory restriction


New phases of logistic service providers




Timely payment concern


2 points


Question 4


During warehousing, value can be added to a product:



By improving its product quality (cheese)


By improving the service associated with its delivery information


By adding more free zone in the warehouse


By reducing its costs (reduced packaging, reduce administration)


By reducing its lead time (cross docking)


2 points


Question 5


Which is not an activity of warehouse material flow system





Put away (moved to and stored) to a predetermined location


Order picking/packing


Goods dispatching


Technical connectivity


2 points


Question 6


Which is not a possible measure on a Balanced Scorecard of a logistics company



Financial measures


Customers gain, loss, satisfaction


On time deliveries


Product quality control


New IT solutions developed, new product offerings


2 points


Question 7


Measure performance in terms of capacity, which is appropriate statement



Capacity utilization = actual output / minimum capacity


Capacity efficiency = actual output / effective capacity


Design capacity = actual output / capacity utilization


Capacity efficiency = actual output / design capacity


Effective capacity = actual output / maximum capacity


2 points


Question 8


Which one is not a serious problem in any supply chain by Bullwhip effect



Non-zero lead-time variation


Demand forecast processing


Order size reduction


Price variation


Customer over ordering


2 points


Question 9


A purchasing decision should consider all related costs, except



Freight and Carrying Costs


Customer service


Order size






2 points


Question 10


Which of the following is not an appropriate statement



Outsourcing reduce direct, indirect and capital costs


Outsourcing involves handling process ownership to a third party


Outsourcing is the transferring specific process to lower cost location


Learn from local suppliers, foreign customers or competitors


Outsourcing is to gain access to world class capabilities or attract talent globally


2 points


Question 11


Lean production system does not emphasis on



Efficiency of individual machine


Quick machine turnovers


Elimination of manpower


Even production flow. i.e., no work-in-process, WIP inventory


Low level of finished product inventory


2 points


Question 12


Agile supply chain Planning & Execution does not applies to situations where



Designed to cope with volatile demand


Replenishment lead time is long,


Often incorporates postponed production


All of the above


Both the first and second answers


2 points


Question 13


Which is not a reason for failure in Outsourcing



Late delivery – undermine customer satisfaction


Faster mode of transportation due to late


Consistency of quality


Costs for outsource – for return and rejects


Poor customer service for both outsourcer and outsource


2 points


Question 14


Although nearly any organization can be part of a supply chain, but global supply chain management requires:



Involvement of third-party logistics companies


Overt management efforts by the organizations in a supply chain


Participation of world-class organizations


At least one organization to be a multinational company


At least one organization to be from outside the country


2 points


Question 15


Which of the following is a routine occurrence in global supply chains?



documentation errors


incomplete shipments


packaging errors


failure to follow order guidelines


all of the above are routine occurrences


2 points


Question 16


Which of the following is not an opportunity of globalization for organizations?



Increased market access


Liberalization of trade


Rising communication and transportation costs


Global sourcing, purchasing and production


High quality product


2 points


Question 17


Which is not a Benefits of information visibility



Reduced schedule variability


Shorter planning periods


Consistent partnerships


Supply chain synchronization & coordination


Authoritative point of control


2 points


Question 18


Which is not a Barriers to information visibility



Cultural barriers


Financial barriers


Technical barriers


Organizational barriers


Phantom Stock problems


2 points


Question 19


Which is not predominantly use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)



Purchase orders from customers to suppliers


Invoices for payment from suppliers to customers


Delivery schedule data


Building up complex Knowledge


Payment instructions


2 points


Question 20


Which is not a Primary RFID applications



Asset tracking and management


Increased security of freight


Improved stock management and availability


Knowledge sharing for future warehousing


Reduced errors in product data handling


2 points


Question 21


Globalization inevitably makes organizations less efficient due to increased costs of doing business internationally.






1 points


Question 22


Market capitalization is always higher than shareholder equity






1 points


Question 23


Price earning is the stock market value of the company






1 points


Question 24


‘Return of Equity’ is the ratio of net profit after tax and shareholder’s equity






1 points


Question 25


In ‘Top Down strategy, junior manager dictate all strategies






1 points


Question 26


Financial performance is the overall profitability of sale, defined as the ratio of net profit before interest & tax and the Capital employed (share and loans)






1 points


Question 27


Overall profitability is the turnover of capital employed, which is the ratio of net profit before interest including tax and Total sales revenue






1 points


Question 28


Mass customization is enabled by reconfiguration of product and process design so as to allow postponement of final product customization






1 points


Question 29


Current ratio is the ratio of current assets and current liabilities






1 points


Question 30


The logistics activities have impact on the environmental sustainability and related concepts such as carbon footprints and food miles.











“Global Logistic and Supply Chain Management” By John Mangan, Chandra Lalwani,

Tim Butcher, & Roya Javadpour, Wiley & Sons,


ed., 2011.



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