Sourcing decision impact competitive strategy because they:

  1. Sourcing decision impact competitive strategy because they:
  A. They affect the level of production and quality in a supply chain

 

  B. They affect the level of cost and responsiveness in a supply chain
  C. They affect the level of efficiency and responsiveness in a supply chain
  D. Determine if the supplier is producing a quality item
  E. All of the above

Slower transportation methods such as movements on the water (sea transport) as opposed to movements in the air will allow greater responsiveness and higher efficiency. 

  1. Slower transportation methods such as movements on the water (sea transport) as opposed to movements in the air will allow greater responsiveness and higher efficiency.

    True
    False

Demand uncertainty is best defined as:  

  1. Demand uncertainty is best defined as:
  A. Not knowing if a service will be sold to the general public
  B. The partial unknown suppliers will have for product orders
  C. The unknown a potential warehouse will have for space allocation
  D. None of the above
  E. The unknown a potential customer will have for a product or service

With respect to transportation utilization: Using fast modes such as air transport raises _______ and transportation ______ but lowers the inventory holding cost

  1. With respect to transportation utilization: Using fast modes such as air transport raises _______ and transportation ______ but lowers the inventory holding cost
    Cost, transit
    Responsiveness, cost
    Inventory levels, time
    Responsiveness, complexity
    All of the above

When considering the distribution network choice from the manufacturer to the end consumer, which two elements need to be considered?

  1. When considering the distribution network choice from the manufacturer to the end consumer, which two elements need to be considered?
  A. Will product be delivered to the ocean port or picked up from the factory
  B. Will product be delivered to the warehouse location or picked up from the airport
  C. Will product be delivered to the customer location or picked up from a prearranged site
  D. A PO Box location or Amazon Locker
  E. All of these options

Organizations achieve strategic fit by:

  1. Organizations achieve strategic fit by:
  A. Understanding both supply chain function and customer needs
  B. None of the above
  C. Only understanding the customer demand
  D. Understanding both supply chain uncertainty and customer demands
  E. Only understanding the supplier

DHL as described within one of the weekly discussions is best described as:

  1. DHL as described within one of the weekly discussions is best described as:
  A. A small provider of warehouse space
  B. A worldwide leader in logistics and supply chain services
  C. A provider for Amazon final mile only
  D. All of these are correct

The following are part of the supply chain except:

  1. The following are part of the supply chain except:
  A. Customers
  B. Suppliers
  C. Warehouses
  D. Dealers
  E. Retailers

Transportation performance with respect to manufacturer storage within a direct shipping network

  1. Transportation performance with respect to manufacturer storage within a direct shipping network
  A. Creates higher transportation costs due to longer distances traveled
  B. Creates lower transportation costs due to longer distances traveled

 

  C. No impact or change
  D. Impacts inventory levels only
  E. All of the above will have a direct impact

Specific to flows within a supply chain, information can flow in both directions to the supplier stage or customer stage.

  1. Specific to flows within a supply chain, information can flow in both directions to the supplier stage or customer stage.

    True
    False