Domestic And International Logistics Quiz

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  • 1. 
    A conservative Estimate is that as much as 90% of global demand is not currently fully satisfied by local supply. Indicate which one of the following statements IS NOT a reason that justifies such global supply chains: 
    • A. 

      To achieve lower operations costs

    • B. 

      To obtain superior quality

    • C. 

      To accommodate local customers requirements and government regulations

    • D. 

      To reduce and rationalize capacity and availability of supply

    • E. 

      To obtain tax incentives

  • 2. 
    Increasingly, supply chains involve relationships that cross international boundaries. Indicate which one of the following is a challenge for going global?
    • A. 

      Lower labor and material costs

    • B. 

      Returns and repairs of defective products

    • C. 

      Incentives and tax deductions

    • D. 

      Globalization of consumer markets

    • E. 

      Increased availability of technology and communications solutions

  • 3. 
    When compared to Domestic Logistics, International Logistics performance cycles are ___________.
    • A. 

      Longer, less consistent, and less flexible

    • B. 

      Shorter, more consistent and less flexible

    • C. 

      Longer, more consistent and more flexible

    • D. 

      Longer, less consistent and more flexible

  • 4. 
    To meet the global challenges, management must evaluate the complexity of global supply chain operations. Indicate which one of the following statements is an example of global managerial complexity. 
    • A. 

      Decreased amount of documentation required for international operations

    • B. 

      Low incidence of counter trade and duty drawback found in some international situations

    • C. 

      Unique national accommodations such as performance features, power supply characteristics and safety requirements.

    • D. 

      Documentation that is standardized across products

  • 5. 
    There are few activities that are exclusively specific to International Logistics; however the traditional logistics activities are managed differently in an international environment than they are in a domestic environment. Indicate which one of the statements IS NOT specific to Global Logistics.
    • A. 

      Transportation is more complicated, involving different modes of transportation, different carriers, different documents, and much greater transit times.

    • B. 

      Insurance is more complex and somewhat treacherous.

    • C. 

      Packaging needs are different due to higher risks.

    • D. 

      Means of payment are less involved, with lower risks of non-payment and currency fluctuations.

  • 6. 
    Land Bridges. The concept of a land bridge is based on the idea that containerized ocean cargo needs to "cross" some landmass; for example, cargo from South-East Asia needs to cross North America on its way to Europe. Land Bridges are strategic examples of: 
    • A. 

      Intermodal Operations

    • B. 

      International Cooperation

    • C. 

      International Agreements

    • D. 

      Intermodal Competition

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Weather Patterns, Fuel Prices, Trade Agreements

    • B. 

      Production Systems, Transport Efficiency, Integration Process

    • C. 

      Production Systems, Fuel Prices, Trade Agreements

    • D. 

      Weather Patterns, Integration Process, Trade Agreements

  • 8. 
    There are specific guidelines in developing a global logistics strategy. Indicate which statement below IS NOT considered a primary guideline: 
    • A. 

      Logistics planning should be integrated into the company's strategic planning process.

    • B. 

      Logistics departments need to be guided by a clear vision and must measure output regularly.

    • C. 

      Import/export management should try to ensure integrated management of all elements of the logistics supply chain, from origin to destination.

    • D. 

      Logistics functions such as procurement, manufacturing, distribution, and sales should be locally and independently optimized for continuous improvement.

  • 9. 
    Global marketing must address all aspects of changing consumer behavior. Global marketing entails operating simultaneously in different environments, coordinating international activities, and learning from the experiences gained in one country to make marketing decisions in other countries. Indicate which one of the statements below IS NOT a driving force for global marketing strategies:
    • A. 

      Companies are more aggressive in pursuing economies of scale in both manufacturing and marketing.

    • B. 

      Consumers currently demand more customized and unique products and services.

    • C. 

      New marketing tools and technologies have helped companies reach new markets and track sales in those markets more effectively.

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 10. 
    Losed Loop Supply Chains include the returns process in order to capture additional value; still includes all traditional forward SC activities plus the following: Re-Acquisition of Products from the end user; Reverse Logistics to move product to point of disposition; Testing, Sorting, and determination of condition; Refurbishment (remanufacturing, repair, recycle), and Remarketing of refurbished goods. 
    • A. 

      (1) ASSETS, (2) REVENUES, (3)EXPENSES

    • B. 

      (1) REVENUES, (2) ASSETS, (3)EXPENSES

    • C. 

      (1) REVENUES, (2) EXPENSES, (3) ASSETS

    • D. 

      (1) EXPENSES, (2) REVENUES, (3) ASSETS