Test 2 Review Question

Test 2 Review Question - Eric Kline Chapters 5, 6, 8, 9,...

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IE 131 Test 2 Chapters 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 Review Questions Chapter 5 Review: Logistics Operations 5.1 What is Business Logistics? The acquisition, movement, storage, and distribution of materials and products, as well as the planning and control of these operations in order to satisfy customer demand. 5.2 What is the difference between external logistics and internal logistics? External logistics are concerned with transportation and related activities that occur outside of a facility. Internal logistics are concerned with the handling of materials inside a given facility. 5.3 What are the basic objectives in business logistics? 1-Provide a specified level of customer service 2-Deliver the level of service at the lowest possible cost 5.4 Identify the five components of the logistics system. 1-Facilities-where materials and products are produced and stored 2-Inventory-the raw materials, work in progress, and finished products 3-Transportation and material handling-the means by which the inventory is moved between and with facilities 4-Information system-the collection and processing of data related to facilities, inventory, transportation and other logistics activities such as order processing, order tracking and procurement. 5-Logistics workers-the employees who operate and coordinate the other components of the logistics system. 5.5 With what is the procurement function in logistics concerned? The acquisition and movement of materials from suppliers to manufacturing plants that produce parts or assemble products. 5.6 What are the four warehousing functions? 1-Receive-the activities associated with handling and controlling incoming materials to the facility. 2-Store-involves putting the received materials into storage and recording their respective locations. 3-Pick-order picking- the retrieval of materials from their storage locations in response to customer orders. 4-Ship-packaging the materials for shipment to the customer, preparing the required documentation, and loading the materials into the carrier. 5.7 What is cross-docking? Warehousing operation in which shipments are received from suppliers and the items are sorted and shipped to their respective destinations without being placed into storage. 5.8 Name the five basic transportation modes: Rail Transport, Trucking Operations, Air Transport, Water Transport, Pipelines. 5.9 What are the general characteristics of freight that is suited to rail transport? Give examples of this freight. Raw materials located away from waterways, agricultural products and low-value manufactured goods. Ex: coal, ore, lumber, paper, wood products. 5.10 What are the general characteristics of freight that is suited to truck transport? Give examples of this freight.
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course IE 131 taught by Professor Groover during the Fall '08 term at Lehigh University .

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Test 2 Review Question - Eric Kline Chapters 5, 6, 8, 9,...

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