Logistics Mid-term Review Quiz

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Logistics Mid-term Review Quiz

Logistics plays a crucial role in transportation and storage of goods from the point of origin to the final customer. They provide the service to manufacturers, retailers and other industries. This needs planning and proper execution as well as time management. This quiz has been created to test your knowledge about logistics. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What concept refers to where one organization owns multiple participants in the supply chain?
    • A. 

      Third-party logistics

    • B. 

      Supply chain management

    • C. 

      Vertical integration

    • D. 

      Intensive distribution

  • 2. 
    There are three primary methods that organisations can pursue when attempting to integrate their support;y chains. Which of the following is not one of them?
    • A. 

      Vertical integration

    • B. 

      Intensive distribution

    • C. 

      Formal contracts

    • D. 

      Informal agreements

  • 3. 
    ______ and ________ are two basic organiztional structures associated with logistics.
    • A. 

      Centralized; hierarchical

    • B. 

      Fragmented; distribution

    • C. 

      Fragmented; unified

    • D. 

      Unified; hierarchical

  • 4. 
    In a _______ logistics structure, logistics activities are managed in multiple departments throughout an organization.
    • A. 

      Unified

    • B. 

      Fragmented

    • C. 

      Decentralized

    • D. 

      Matrix

  • 5. 
    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.
    • A. 

      Fragmented

    • B. 

      Matrix

    • C. 

      Decentralized

    • D. 

      Hierarchical

  • 6. 
    In a _______ logistics structure, multiple logistics activities are combined into, and managed as, a single department.
    • A. 

      Hierarchical

    • B. 

      Centralized

    • C. 

      Matrix

    • D. 

      Unified

  • 7. 
    A _______ logistics organization implies that the corporation maintains a single logistics department that administers the related activities for the entire company from the home office.
    • A. 

      Hierarchical

    • B. 

      Unified

    • C. 

      Centralized

    • D. 

      Command-and-control

  • 8. 
    A ______ logistics organization means that logistics-related decisions are made separately at the divisional or product group level.
    • A. 

      Fragmented

    • B. 

      Decentralized

    • C. 

      Flexible

    • D. 

      Agile

  • 9. 
    A primary advantage of ______ logistics is its relative efficiency, whereas a primary advantage of _____ logistics is its customer responsiveness.
    • A. 

      Unified; fragmented

    • B. 

      Unified; decentralized

    • C. 

      Fragmented; centralized

    • D. 

      Centralized; decentralized

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is an advantage of a centralized logistics organization?
    • A. 

      Less expensive than a centralized organization

    • B. 

      Good opportunities for freight consolidation

    • C. 

      Can be responsive to customer service requirements

    • D. 

      Better control over company data

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is an advantage of centralized logistics organization?
    • A. 

      Less expensive than a decentralized organization

    • B. 

      Good opportunities for freight consolidation

    • C. 

      Can be responsive to customer service requirements

    • D. 

      Easier to manage than a decentralized organization

  • 12. 
    ________ organizational design has its foundations in the command-and-control military operation, where decision-making and communication often follow a top-down flow.
    • A. 

      Centralized

    • B. 

      Unified

    • C. 

      Matrix

    • D. 

      Hierarchical

  • 13. 
    A _______ organizational design attempts to create an organization that is responsive to the parameters of the contemporary business environment.
    • A. 

      Matrix

    • B. 

      Network

    • C. 

      Decentralized

    • D. 

      Unified

  • 14. 
    A key attribute of network organizational design is a shift from _____ to _______.
    • A. 

      Function; process

    • B. 

      Centralization; decentralization

    • C. 

      Process; function

    • D. 

      Decentralization; centralization

  • 15. 
    _________ refers to satisfying current and emerging customer needs.
    • A. 

      Responsiveness

    • B. 

      Flexibility

    • C. 

      Relevancy

    • D. 

      Accommodation

  • 16. 
    _______ can be defined as an organization's ability to address unexpected operational situations.
    • A. 

      Relevancy

    • B. 

      Flexibility

    • C. 

      Accommodation

    • D. 

      Responsiveness

  • 17. 
    _______ refers to the amount of output divided by the amount of input.
    • A. 

      Control

    • B. 

      Monitoring

    • C. 

      Productivity

    • D. 

      Input-output analysis

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is a way to improve productivity?
    • A. 

      Increase the amount of input while holding output constant

    • B. 

      Decrease the amount of output while holding input constant

    • C. 

      Increase input while at the same time decreasing output

    • D. 

      Increase output while holding input constant

  • 19. 
    Productivity improvement efforts in logistics are often directed towards _______.
    • A. 

      Reducing input while increasing output

    • B. 

      Reducing input while holding output constant

    • C. 

      Increasing output while holding input constant

    • D. 

      Increasing output by a greater percentage than inputs are increased

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      To control pilferage

    • B. 

      To keep employees from engaging in unproductive and potentially destructive activities

    • C. 

      To protect companies from union grievance procedures

    • D. 

      To give managers control over warehouse workers

  • 21. 
    A ________ is a device used to monitor and control the actions taken by a driver and his/her vehicle.
    • A. 

      Tachometer

    • B. 

      Tachograph

    • C. 

      Speedometer

    • D. 

      Regulator

  • 22. 
    All of the following are reasons why logisticians should be concerned about theft except:
    • A. 

      Stolen products may reappear to compete with other products

    • B. 

      Time and costs associated with theft aren't always covered by insurance

    • C. 

      Some organizations will avoid locating their facilities in areas characterized by high crime rates

    • D. 

      Theft can lead to stockouts in the distribution channel

    • E. 

      All of the above are reasons

  • 23. 
    The materials stolen in ______ are usually for the employee's own use.
    • A. 

      Theft

    • B. 

      Non-monetary compensation

    • C. 

      Pilferage

    • D. 

      Demurrage

  • 24. 
    What is the primary difference between pilfrage and theft?
    • A. 

      There is no difference between the two

    • B. 

      Theft refers to stolen merchandise worth more than $500

    • C. 

      Pilferage refers to stolen merchandise worth more than $500

    • D. 

      Pilferage involves a firm's own employees, while theft involves efforts from outsiders

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    The large increase in pirate attacks between 2008 and 2009 was due to a surge in attacks off the _____ coast.  
    • A. 

      Indonesia

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Somalia

    • D. 

      India