The decision to hold inventory is critical to providing customer service through the supply chain. There are both costs and benefits. Which of these is NOT a benefit of holding inventory?To create possession utility for producersTami owned the Subway franchise in Centennial Village at San Francisco state University. She heard that another franchisee had been granted permission to open a Subway in the student union.She immediately complained to whoever would listen to her that the new store would take away most of her business. This is an example of?Horizontal conflict_____________ occurs when there is a clash of goals and methods between distribution channel members.Channel conflictWhich of the following statements best describes the relationship between marketing strategy andsupply chain management?Supply chain management is a tool that can help you implement your marketing strategy.Which of the following is NOT a cost typically associated with logistics?AdvertisingCoca Cola's basic strategy is that you should never be more than an arms length away from a cold, refreshing Coke. In order to achieve this strategy they try to make Coke products available for sale through as many outlets as possible. You can buy bottled Coke in the grocery store, fountain coke at a restaurant, single cans and bottles at convenience stores and gas stations, and individual cans from vending machines while you are waiting in line for a ride at an amusement park. Because the goal of the supply chain is to maximize __________, Coke is willing to bear the expense of having several different channels of distribution?ResponsivenessAccording to your instructor the balance of power in channels of distribution has shifted and continues to shift. In the past, manufacturers had the most power in a channel of distribution. In the future it is likely that the balance of power will continue to shift toward _________?ConsumersA channel of distribution always includes?A producerWal-Mart's basic strategy is to provide products to customers at rock bottom prices. Thus their slogan, "Always Low Prices." In order to achieve this strategy, Wal-Mart's Supply chain is designed to maximize ___________?Efficiency.Carlina operates a wholesale flower market serving florists in her city. She orders her roses from Ecuador because the quality is good and the prices are very competitive. Because the roses become unsalable after a day or two, Carlina uses _________ transportation for this part of her business?AirThomasville furniture decided to reduce the number of dealers carrying its line fine furniture. Stores who wished to carry Thomasville were required to dedicate at least 10,000 square feet in
their store for a Thomasville gallery. This meant that only the larger dealers in a given market would be able to carry Thomasville. This is an example of?SelectiveOne of the advantages of ____________ is that they can be moved from one platform to another without having been loaded or unloaded. Names such as piggyback, fishyback relate to the variety of transportation options?Shipping containersAccording to your textbook, __________ is the ability to satisfy users in terms of time, dependability , communication, and convenience?
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