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BSOP 434 Logistics With Lab Week 8 Final Exam


BSOP 434 Logistics With Lab Week 8 Final Exam


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Question 1. 1. (TCO 10) ________ and ________ are the two basic organizational structures associated with logistics. 

 Centralized; hierarchical

 Fragmented; centralized

 Fragmented; unified

 Unified; hierarchical


Question 2. 2. (TCO 10) One problem with a _________ logistics structure is that, because logistics activities are scattered throughout the firm, they likely remain subservient to the objectives of the department in which they are housed. 







Question 3. 3. (TCO 3) Rate structures deal with three factors. Which of the following is not one of them? 

 Shipment weight

 Shipment distance


 Shipment direction

 All of the above


Question 4. 4. (TCO 3) A transportation manager who purchases a pre specified level of transportation services, regardless of the mode and/or carrier providing the transportation services, is known as a(n): 

 amodal shipper.

 logistics manager.

 modal shipper.

 transportation manager.

 None of the above


Question 5. 5. (TCO 2) A function in organization that encompasses all activities associated with the flow and transformation of goods from the raw material stage through to the end user, as well as the associated information flows, is termed: 

 production line.

 supply chain.

 marketing channel.



Question 6. 6. (TCO 2) Which of the following is not a key attribute of supply-chain management? 

 Inventory control

 Leveraging technology

 Customer power

 All are key attributes.


Question 7. 7. (TCO 1) Inventory held for a number of reasons, including projected price increases, seasonal demand, and potential stockouts, is referred to as: 

 speculative stock.

 safety stock.

 buffer stock.

 pipeline stock.


Question 8. 8. (TCO 1) Vendor managed inventory (VMI) benefits include: 

 reduced inventories.

 fewer stockouts.

 higher revenues.

 a, b, and c


Question 9. 9. (TCO 8) International freight forwarders can provide a number of functions. Which is not one of them? 

 Booking space on carriers

 Obtaining consular documents

 Preparing an export declaration

 Arranging for insurance

 All are possible functions.


Question 10. 10. (TCO 8) What is used in areas where dock workers cannot read but need a method to keep documents and shipments together?  

 An RFID tag

 A shipper's mark

 A bar code

 A shipment coordinator


Question 11. 11. (TCO 7) Which of the following statements is false? 

 Supplier selection and evaluation generally involve multiple criteria.

 Selecting suppliers is the final step of the supplier selection and evaluation process.

 The evolution of business practices and philosophies may require new supplier selection criteria.

 Some supplier selection criteria may be contradictory.

 All are true.


Question 12. 12. (TCO 7) The raw materials, component parts, and supplies bought from outside organizations to support a company's operations define: 


 global sourcing.

 inbound logistics.

 supply management.


Question 13. 13. (TCO 4) Logisticians and supply chain managers have a particular interest in ____ taxes. 

 real estate

 corporate income






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Question 1. 1. (TCO 4) A brownfield is: 

 a term for where crushed boxes are kept before recycling.

 a term that refers to a potential facility site that has no trees needing to be cleared before construction.

 a property for which use and redevelopment is complicated by past use.

 an airport that lacks paved runways.


Question 2. 2. (TCO 5) ____ regulates the packaging of international air shipments. 

 An individual airline

 The United Nations

 A country’s federal government

 The International Air Transport Association


Question 3. 3. (TCO 5) ____ systems consider the reverse flow of products, their reuse, and the marketing and distribution of recovered products. 






Question 4. 4. (TCO 6) The order cycle is: 

 the time it takes for a check to clear.

 the time it takes from when a customer places an order until the selling firm receives the order.

 also called the replenishment cycle.

 also called the vendor cycle.


Question 5. 5. (TCO 6) Order transmittal is: 

 the same thing as an order cycle.

 the series of events that occur between the time a customer places an order and the time the seller receives the order.

 the series of events that occur between the time the customer perceives the need for something and the time the seller receives the order.

 the series of events between the time a customer places an order and the time the order cycle begins.


Question 6. 6. (TCO 9) How do data and information differ? 

 Data are a body of facts in a format suitable for decision making, whereas information is simply facts.

 They are the same.

 Data are simply facts; information is a body of facts in a format suitable for decision making.

 Data are associated with decision support systems; information is associated with ERP systems.


Question 7. 7. (TCO 9) Which of the following is not considered a general software package? 


 Word processing

 Database management

 All are general software packages.


Question 8. 8. (TCO 12) Surveys and analog techniques are examples of ____ forecasting. 

 cause and effect

 time series

 exponential smoothing



Question 9. 9. (TCO 12) Which forecasting techniques tend to be appropriate when there is little or no historical data? 

 Exponential smoothing


 Time series

 Cause and effect


Question 10. 10. (TCO 11) A(n) ____ rate simplifies each of the three primary rate factors—product, weight, and distance. 


 ad valorem




Question 11. 11. (TCO 11) The shipment size that equates transportation charges for different weights and weight groups is the ____ concept. 

 optimum cost reliability point


 weight break



Question 12. 12. (TCO 13) Throughput refers to: 

 the storage capacity of a warehousing facility.

 volume through a pipeline.

 inventory turnover in a one-month period.

 the amount of product entering and leaving a facility in a given time period.


Question 13. 13. (TCO 13) ____ refers to a process where a product is received in a facility, occasionally married with a product going to the same destination, and is then shipped at the earliest time, without going into longer-term storage. 











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Question 1. 1. (TCO 4) What is a free trade zone? (Points : 10)



Question 2. 2. (TCO 9) Discuss some of the challenges associated with computer security. (Points : 10)



Question 3. 3. (TCO 9) Why are some companies hesitant to adopt RFID technology? (Points : 10)



Question 4. 4. (TCO 12) Forecasting accuracy refers to the relationship between actual and forecasted demand, and accuracy can be affected by various considerations. What is one of the challenges with the analog technique? (Points : 10)



Question 5. 5. (TCO 13) According to the text, what is contract warehousing? (Points : 10)



Question 6. 6. (TCO 14) What areas and/or activities are typically planned to be included into Distribution Resource Planning (DRP)? (Points : 10)



Question 7. 7. (TCO 3) How are carriers legally classified? (Points : 10)



Question 8. 8. (TCO 6) What is order management? (Points : 10)



Question 9. 9. (TCO 5) Compare and contrast the various handling characteristics associated with bulk cargoes. (Points : 30)



Question 10. 10. (TCO 6) Examine the various methods of order transmittal and differentiate the relevant characteristics of each one. (Points : 30)



Question 11. 11. (TCO 11) Compare and contrast the three primary factors for determining rates. (Points : 30)






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