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SCM 201 Principles of Supply Chain Management List of End of Chapter Questions (Weeks 1 – 8) Week 1 Chapter 1 1-11. What is the systems approach to problem solving? How is this concept applicable to logistics management? 1-12. Distinguish between materials management and physical distribution. 1-13. Explain what is meant by the total cost approach to logistics. 1-14. Define what is meant by a cost trade-off. Do you believe that this concept is workable? Why or why not? 1-15. What are several areas in which finance and logistics might interface? 1-16. Discuss the postponement concept as it relates to the production and logistics interface 1-17. Define what is meant by a landed cost and explain its relevance for pricing decisions 1-18. Discuss several possible interfaces between marketing and logistics in terms of product decisions. Chapter 5 5-4. What are four key enablers of supply chain management implementation? 5-5. What is the difference between a lean and an agile supply chain? Under what circumstances is each an appropriate supply chain approach to pursue? 5-7. What is the difference between relational and transactional exchanges? Which is more relevant for supply chain management? Why? 5-11. How might regulatory and political conditions act as barriers to supply chain management? 5-12. Why is top management commitment necessary for successful supply chain management? 5-16. Why is supply chain integration so difficult in global supply chains? 5-17. Discuss the strategic and tactical considerations that can drive a company to use the services of a 3PL. 5-18. What are some reasons that third-party logistics arrangements aren’t always successful? 5-20. Discuss the three primary methods that organizations can use to integrate their supply chains.
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Zacharia sparks Week 2 Chapter 2 2-2. List the six general types of information systems, and give one logistics application for each one that you’ve named. Answer: Office automation systems is one type of information system spreadsheet is the logistics application that can be used. Communication systems DiCecca logistics example order based picking Enterprise system it’s logistics applications enterprise resource planning Decision support based systems warehouse management systems will be the logistics related application Management and executive information systems, logistics for this application would be information systems Transaction processing systems and point-of-sale is the logistics app for the system. 2-6. Discuss how global positioning systems have become quite valuable in transportation management: Because of the high demand for products shipped by sea, land and by plane GPS has improved the way products are transported to shorter, faster, more efficient shipping routes improve productivity.
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