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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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

  • 26. 
    The concept of logistics social responsibility, or corporate social responsibility issues that relate directly to logistics, did not emerge until which decade?
    • A. 

      1970-1979

    • B. 

      2000-2009

    • C. 

      1990-1999

    • D. 

      1980-1989

  • 27. 
    The two areas in logistics systems where most energy costs occur are ________ and _______.
    • A. 

      Customer service; warehousing

    • B. 

      Packaging; transportation

    • C. 

      Materials handling; packaging

    • D. 

      Warehousing; transportation

  • 28. 
    With respect to the design of warehouses, one suggestion for energy savings is to make sure that dock doors are not placed on the _____ side of a building.
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      East

    • D. 

      West

  • 29. 
    Transportation accounts for approximately ______ of all petroleum consumption in the United States.
    • A. 

      Three-quarters

    • B. 

      Two-thirds

    • C. 

      One-half

    • D. 

      One-third

  • 30. 
    Reverse logistics can be _____ times more expensive than forwarding logistics.
    • A. 

      5 to 10

    • B. 

      6 to 8

    • C. 

      4 to 5

    • D. 

      2 to 3

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      Why products are returned

    • B. 

      How many products are returned

    • C. 

      Whether returned goods should be managed internally or outsourced to a third party

    • D. 

      How to optimize reverse logistics

  • 32. 
    Two of the most important U.S. governament agencies incorporated into the Department of Homeland Security weree the Transportation Security Agency and _______.
    • A. 

      Department of Transportation

    • B. 

      Federal Maritime Commission

    • C. 

      Surface Transportation Board

    • D. 

      Customs and Border Protection

  • 33. 
    Which of the following is responsible for the security of the U.S. transportation system?
    • A. 

      Department of Commerce

    • B. 

      Department of Transportation

    • C. 

      Transportation Security Administration

    • D. 

      Surface Transportation Board

  • 34. 
    All of the following are potential benefits to the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism except:
    • A. 

      Lower costs

    • B. 

      Fewer security inspections

    • C. 

      Reduction in cargo theft

    • D. 

      Faster processing time through Customs

    • E. 

      All of the above are potential benefits

  • 35. 
    The Importer Security Filing (ISF) rule requires importers to file _______ pieces of information and carriers to file ______ pieces of information.
    • A. 

      5; 5

    • B. 

      10; 2

    • C. 

      4;8

    • D. 

      6;6

  • 36. 
    A degree of aggressive procurement involvement not normally encountered in supplier selection refers to ______.
    • A. 

      Supply management

    • B. 

      Supplier development

    • C. 

      Materials management

    • D. 

      Physical supply

  • 37. 
    Supplier development is synonymous with _______.
    • A. 

      Supplier selection and evaluation

    • B. 

      Procurement

    • C. 

      Materials management

    • D. 

      Reverse marketing

  • 38. 
    Which of the following is not a reason why purchasers are adopting a more proactive and aggressive role in the procurement process?
    • A. 

      There are myriad inefficiencies associated with suppliers initiating marketing efforts towards purchasers

    • B. 

      An excess number of suppliers currently exist

    • C. 

      Achieving competitive advantage in the supply chain

    • D. 

      Purchasers may be aware of important benefits that are not known to the supplier

    • E. 

      All are reasons

  • 39. 
    The ______ defines quality as "a subjective term for which each person has his or her own definition."
    • A. 

      U.S. Department of Commerce

    • B. 

      United Nations

    • C. 

      American Society of Quality

    • D. 

      International Standards Organization

  • 40. 
    _______ is a set of generic standards used to document, implement, and demonstrate quality management and assurance systems.
    • A. 

      ISO 9000

    • B. 

      ISO 14000

    • C. 

      Six Sigma

    • D. 

      Quality Circle

  • 41. 
    Upon achieving ISO 9000 certification, an organization can be recertified every ____ years.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      3

  • 42. 
    ______ suggests that there will be 3.4 defects, deficiencies, or errors per one million opportunities.
    • A. 

      ISO 9000

    • B. 

      ISO 14000

    • C. 

      Six Sigma

    • D. 

      Quality Assurance

  • 43. 
    Reduced costs, reduced errors, and waste, and reduced cycle time are benefits that are associated with ______.
    • A. 

      The Malcolm Baldrige Nations the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

    • B. 

      Six Sigma

    • C. 

      ISO 14000

    • D. 

      ISO 9000

  • 44. 
    _______ recognizes U.S. organizations for their achievements in quality and performance.
    • A. 

      Six Sigma

    • B. 

      ISO 9000

    • C. 

      The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

    • D. 

      The U.S. Department of Commerce Commendation of Quality

  • 45. 
    Which of the following is not a Baldrige Quality Award category that is evaluated for achievement and improvement?
    • A. 

      Customer and market focus

    • B. 

      Strategic planning

    • C. 

      Cost reduction

    • D. 

      Process management

    • E. 

      All are relevant categories

  • 46. 
    _______ essentially allows an organization to determine if it complies with its specific quality system, while _____ is more heavily focused on the actual results from a quality system as well as on continuous improvement.
    • A. 

      ISO 9000; Six Sigma

    • B. 

      ISO 9000; Baldrige Award

    • C. 

      Baldrige Award; ISO 9000

    • D. 

      Six Sigma; Baldrige Award

  • 47. 
    Which of the following is false?
    • A. 

      In the factor-input strategy, an organization is seeking low costs or high-quality sources of supply.

    • B. 

      Global procurement refers to buying components and inputs anywhere in the world.

    • C. 

      Planning is the first step in global procurement

    • D. 

      Global procurement is driven by the factor-input and the market-access strategies

    • E. 

      All are true

  • 48. 
    ________ is often a major shortcoming to many global procurement plans.
    • A. 

      Implementation

    • B. 

      Evaluation

    • C. 

      Specification

    • D. 

      Monitoring and improving

  • 49. 
    _______ materials are materials that are no longer serviceable, have been discarded, or are a by-product of the production process.
    • A. 

      Excess

    • B. 

      Scrap

    • C. 

      Obsolete

    • D. 

      Waste

  • 50. 
    Research suggests that socially responsible procurement consist of ________ dimensions.
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      Seven