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Title Name Amity solved Assignment For Distribution and Logistics Management
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Semester Semester-III-Marketing Course: MBA
Short Name or Subject Code Distribution & Logistics Management
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Distribution & Logistics Management

Assignment A

1.         Explain the concept of "Logistics Value Proposition".          

2.         What are the different dimensions of product quality? Explain all the dimensions. 

3.         Explain the different Non Operating intermediaries in the transportation industry. 

4.         Write a brief note on the various categories of transportation cost.  

5.         What are the different service benefits a warehouse can provide?   

6.         Explain briefly the different components of ERP system.    

7.         Discuss the challenges related to low cost sourcing. 

8.         ´Discuss the various basis on which the fixed overhead cost is allocated?    

Assignment B

Case Detail: 

An automotive ancillary unit supplier performs a milk run twice a day to five large manufacturers located within a radius of 30 kilometers. Two trucks had been leased so far. The rental per day per truck is Rs. 10,000/-. This includes all transportation costs. The unit is planning to buy two trucks to ensure timely delivery and reliability. Each mini truck is likely to cost Rs. 4,00,000/- and will incur a daily running cost of Rs. 3500/- per truck.

Please give your answer in at least 25 words and press save and continue button.

Questions       

1.         What will be your recommendation to the unit regarding the purchase of trucks?

2.         Justify your decision.

3.         You may make suitable assumptions but state them explicitly.         

Assignment C

Question No.  1           Marks - 10

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Which of the following is true for supply chain management?         

Options                     

  1. The physical material moves in the direction of the end of chain
  2. Flow of cash backwards through the chain
  3. Exchange of information moves in both the direction
  4. All of the above

Question No.  2           Marks - 10

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The sequence of a typical manufacturing supply chain is      

 Options                  

  1. Storage–Supplier–manufacturing–storage–distributor–retailer–customer
  2. Supplier–Storage-manufacturing–storage–distributor–retailer–customer
  3. Supplier–Storage-manufacturing– distributor–storage–retailer–customer
  4. Supplier–Storage-manufacturing–storage– retailer–distributor–customer

Question No.  3           Marks - 10

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The purpose of supply chain management is  

Options                     

  1. provide customer satisfaction
  2. improve quality of a product
  3. integrating supply and demand management
  4. increase production

Question No.  4           Marks - 10

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Logistics is the part of a supply chain involved with the forward and reverse flow of        

 Options                     

  1. goods
  2. services
  3. cash
  4. all of the above

Question No.  5           Marks - 10

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Due to small change in customer demands, inventory oscillations become progressively larger looking through the supply chain. This is known as      

Options                     

  1. Bullwhip effect
  2. Netchain analysis
  3. Reverse logistics
  4. Reverse supply chain

Question No.  6           Marks - 10

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VMI stands for          

Options                    

  1. Vendor material inventory
  2. Vendor managed inventory
  3. Variable material inventory
  4. Valuable material inventory

Question No.  7           Marks - 10

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The major decision areas in supply chain management are     

Options                  

  1. location, production, distribution, inventory
  2. planning, production, distribution, inventory
  3. location, production, scheduling, inventory
  4. location, production, distribution, marketing

Question No.  8           Marks - 10

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Distribution requirement planning is a system for      

Options                    

  1. Inventory management
  2. Distribution planning
  3. Both ‘a’ and ‘b’
  4. None of the above

Question No.  9           Marks - 10

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Reverse logistics is required because  

Options                    

  1. Goods are defective
  2. Goods are unsold
  3. The customers simply change their minds
  4. All of the above

Question No.  10         Marks - 10

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3-PL stands for          

Options                 

  1. Three points logistics
  2. Third party logistics
  3. Three points location
  4. None of the above

Question No.  11         Marks - 10

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Single-sourcing has a number of advantages. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of single sourcing?            

Options                     

  1. Better communication.
  2. Strong durable relationships with individual suppliers
  3. Dependency encourages more commitment and effort.
  4. Wide sources of knowledge and expertise to tap.

Question No.  12         Marks - 10

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Multiple-sourcing has a number of advantages. Which of the following is NOT an advantage?      

Options                   

  1. Sources can be switched in case of supplier failure.
  2. The purchaser can drive down prices through competitive tendering.
  3. More scale economies.
  4. A wider source of knowledge and expertise is available.

Question No.  13         Marks - 10

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All the operations that are linked together to provide goods and services to the end customer are called:  

 Options                    

  1. The Supply Network
  2. The Supply Chain
  3. The Supply Chain Pipeline
  4. The Distribution Chain

           

Question No.  14         Marks - 10

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The emphasis on understanding the end customer in a supply chain has led to some authorities objecting the term ‘supply chain’. Instead they argue they should be referred to as:          

Options                     

  1. Push chains
  2. Customer chains
  3. Demand chains
  4. Pull chains

Question No.  15         Marks - 10

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Which of the following is NOT a disadvantage of single-sourcing?  

Options                    

  1. The buyer´s firm is more vulnerable to disruption if a supply failure occurs.
  2. Less easy to develop effective SQA.
  3. The supplier might force up prices if no alternative source is available.
  4. A single supplier is more affected by fluctuations in volume.

Question No.  16         Marks - 10

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A linkage of operations that provide goods and services through to the end customer is called:      

Options                    

  1. The Supply Chain
  2. The Logistics Network
  3. The Information Chain
  4. The Demand Chain

Question No.  17         Marks - 10

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If total sales for a company are £10,000,000 the cost of purchase goods and services is £7,000,000 salaries are £2,000,000 and overheads are £500,000, profits can be doubled by:            

Options                   

  1. Decreasing overheads by 100%
  2. Decreasing purchasing costs by 7.1% and salaries by 25
  3. Increasing sales revenue by 100%
  4. All of the above

Question No.  18         Marks - 10

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Which of the following relates to the short-term ability to supply?   

Options                     

  1. Willingness to share risk
  2. Potential for innovation
  3. Technical capability
  4. Dependability of supply

Question No.  19         Marks - 10

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Which of the following is considered an impact of e-procurement?  

Options                     

  1. It drives efficiency, opens up the market to competition, and improves the ability to manage suppliers
  2. It opens up the marketplace to increased competition, but limits the ability to manage suppliers
  3. It promotes efficiency improvements, opens up the market to increased competition, and increase long-term costs
  4. It reduces transaction costs, promotes efficiency and reduces competition in the marketplace

Question No.  20         Marks - 10

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In attempting to reduce inventory in the supply chain as a whole, the supply chain manager must focus attention on:      

Options                     

  1. ‘Bottle neck’ businesses
  2. End customers
  3. First-tier suppliers
  4. ‘A-class’ products

Question No.  21         Marks - 10

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The idea of identifying waste along the whole supply chain, especially in the form of unnecessary inventory, is the basis of what concept?      

Options                 

  1. Effective supply chain
  2. Lean supply chain
  3. Focused supply chain
  4. Aggregate supply chain

Question No.  22         Marks - 10

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What is the well-accepted term for the function that deals with the operation’s interface with its supplier markets?          

Options                     

  1. Logistics
  2. Materials management
  3. Physical distribution management
  4. Purchasing and supply management
  5.  

Question No.  23         Marks - 10

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What is the term commonly used to refer to the extension of physical distribution management?  

 Options                    

  1. Logistics
  2. Downstream supply management
  3. Distribution flow management
  4. Materials management

Question No.  24         Marks - 10

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When a customer has queued for a certain period of time and becomes so fed up they leave the queue, this is called: 

Options                   

  1. Queue discipline
  2. Baulking
  3. Rejecting
  4. Reneging

Question No.  25         Marks - 10

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If a customer refuses to join a queue and wait for a service, this is called:    

Options                     

  1. Rejecting
  2. Baulking
  3. Queue discipline
  4. Reneging

Question No.  26         Marks - 10

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When capacity is relatively fixed, services are sold in advance, and the marginal cost of making a sale is relatively low, which of the following capacity plans may be most appropriate?         

Options                    

  1. Yield management
  2. Chase demand plan
  3. Level capacity plan
  4. Mixed plans

Question No.  27         Marks - 10

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When all three ‘pure’ capacity plans are used in combination, this called a:  

Options                     

  1. Composite plan
  2. Composite strategy
  3. Aggregate strategy
  4. Mixed plan

Question No.  28         Marks - 10

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What type of capacity plan focuses on the demand side rather than supply side of the capacity ‘equation’?            

Options                     

  1. Level capacity plan
  2. Aggregated capacity plan
  3. Demand management
  4. Chase demand plan

Question No.  29         Marks - 10

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Utilisation is measured by:      

Options                     

  1. Actual output / Design capacity
  2. Effective capacity / Design capacity
  3. Actual output / Effective capacity
  4. Design capacity / Actual output

Question No.  30         Marks - 10

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In demand management approaches, the objective of promotions and price reductions is usually to:          

Options                     

  1. Increase off-peak demand
  2. Increase peak demand
  3. Reduce off-peak demand
  4. Reduce peak demand

Question No.  31         Marks - 10

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High process utilisation, high productivity, and low unit costs are associated with which capacity plan?    

Options                   

  1. Demand management
  2. Level capacity
  3. Aggregated demand
  4. Chase demand

Question No.  32         Marks - 10

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For a hospital, which of the following is NOT an output measure of capacity?       

Options                    

  1. The number of items sold in the hospital shop.
  2. The number of beds available.
  3. The number of patients treated by the A&E department.
  4. The number of scans provided.

Question No.  33         Marks - 10

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Which of the following approaches best illustrates demand management in an artificial ski slope?

Options                     

  1. Opening longer hours with the use of floodlights at peak time.
  2. Increasing the speed of the tow bar in order to cope with more customers per hour.
  3. Increasing the number of ski instructors at peak time.
  4. Reduced prices for parties during the summer.

Question No.  34         Marks - 10

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For a sports equipment manufacturer the long-term outlook is that demand will exceed capacity and in the short-term demand equals capacity. What decision should the operations manager take about recruitment and training of new operatives?      

Options                     

  1. Hire staff and make product for inventory.
  2. Delay action.
  3. Make product for inventory.
  4. Work overtime and hire temporary staff.

Question No.  35         Marks - 10

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An organisation which aims to produce stable employment patterns and high process utilisation is more likely to adopt:          

Options                     

  1. Demand management
  2. A level capacity plan
  3. A chase demand plan
  4. None of the above

Question No.  36         Marks - 10

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In order to better serve its customers, a retail store will need to have information on the:   

Options                 

  1. Store inventory level.
  2. Past data on customer demand.
  3. Supply lead time.
  4. store inventory level, customer demand data & supply lead time

Question No.  37         Marks - 10

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Which functional role does IT not play in SCM?       

Options                 

  1. Performance measurement and reporting
  2. Collaboration and coordination
  3. Supply chain restructuring
  4. Transaction execution

Question No.  38         Marks - 10

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IT in supply chain transaction execution is concerned with: 

 Options                     

  1. Measurement of the supply chain performance through data analysis tools.
  2. Enabling managers to process and evaluate SCM-related decisions using different optimization techniques.
  3. Cooperation and collaboration with suppliers, partners, etc. via the internet.
  4. Collection, generation, and storage of vast data and tracking of the same through automated means.

Question No.  39         Marks - 10

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IT in supply chain decision support is concerned with:         

 Options                  

  1. Collection, generation, and storage of vast data and tracking of the same through automated means.
  2. Cooperation and collaboration with suppliers, partners, etc. via the internet.
  3. Measurement of the supply chain performance through data analysis tools.
  4. Enabling managers to process and evaluate SCM-related decisions using different optimization techniques.

Question No.  40         Marks - 10

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IT in supply chain measurement and reporting is concerned with:    

 Options                     

  1. Measurement of the supply chain performance through data analysis tools.
  2. Enabling managers to process and evaluate SCM-related decisions using different optimization techniques.
  3. Collection, generation, and storage of vast data and tracking of the same through automated means.
  4. Cooperation and collaboration with suppliers, partners, etc. via the internet.

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