In general terms, _ accounts for about 6% of U.S. Gross Domestic Product.
supply chain management
Which of the following is not one of the three primary factors that transportation rates a
1. What is procurement? What is its relevance to logistics?
Procurement refers to the raw materials, component parts, and supplies bought from outside
organizations to support a companys operations, is an important activity and closely related t
Multiclient warehousing mixes attributes of _ and _ warehousing.
In general, warehousing security can be enhanced by focusing on people, _, and _.
_ refers to the management of various activities associated with the order cycle.
What component of customer service focuses on the ease of doing business with a se
_ products refer to products that customers view as being able to fill the same need or want as
Inventory flow diagrams illustrate that safety stock can prevent tw
Chapter 13 HW
1. How has globalization impacted the transportation managers job?
The transportation managers job is much different today than when the first edition of this text
was published in the 1970s, in part because of globalization, changes in regu
Chapter 9 HW
1. Explain how the location decision process involves several layers of screening or focus.
The location decision process involves several layers of screening or focus, with each step
becoming a more detailed analysis of a smaller number of a
1. Discuss several issues that influence the organization of logistics activities
within a firm.
Some of the issues that influence the organization of logistics activities within a
firm are; in terms of organizational structure is whether the lo
SCLT 2362 Quiz 2
A general rule of thumb is that the actual time to implement ERP systems may range from _
to _ times longer than the time period specified by the ERP vendor.
A general rule of thumb is
1. In what ways can information be helpful in logistics and supply-chain management?
Information can be helpful in logistics and supply management in a lot of ways. Firstly, Logistics
controls store, transport, distribution supplies and work-pro
Chapter 10 HW
1. Why does warehousing exist in a supply chain?
A key reason for warehousing is because patterns of production and consumption do not
coincide, and warehousing serves to match different rates or volumes of flow.
2. Explain the four ways tha
What concept refers to the variability in demand orders among supply chain participants?
the bullwhip effect
the boomerang effect
The general idea behind _ is that one company allows a spe
Table of Contents
Supply Chain Operations.5
ALAN R. MACHA
HALLIBURTON: A MULTINATION KING AMON
Chapter One Homework
1. Did it surprise you that logistics has such an important economic impact? Why or why
A: It did not surprise me because logistics cost is related to GDP (gross domestic products) for
2. Distinguish bet
_ is often a major shortcoming to many global procurement plans.
Monitoring and improving
_ materials have no economic value.
Procurement costs oft
Chapter 12 HW
1. Why is transportation important to a firms supply chain operations?
Transportation can be defined as the actual, physical movement of goods and
people between two points, is pivotal to the successful operation of any supply
What do we call a system of accounts that records a countrys international financial transactions?
Balance of payments
Import / export accounts
A _ often serves as the basis for a companys offici
Chapter 11 HW
1. How do product characteristics influence packaging and materials handling
One consideration is a products physical characteristics; substances exist in three formssolid,
liquid, gasand each form has specific packaging requ
Truckload carriers focus on shipments of greater than _ pounds.
With respect to U.S. economic regulation, the _ has primary responsibility for resolving railroad rate
and service disputes, reviewin
Chapter 8 HW
1. How might different organizational functions have different inventory management
Different organizational functions can have different inventory management objectives.
Marketing for examples, tends to want to ensure that suffic
1. Discuss the differences between corporate-level, business-unit level, and
Corporate level strategies refer to the approach a company or firm can use when
other business opportunities outside the company originates
_ pounds is the approximate weight at which there is a noticeable increase in injuries, particularly
back injuries, from manual handling.
The major advantage of the unit load
A common interface between production and logistics involves:
a. the use of plastic versus wood pallets
b. the mode of transportation
c. shipment pricing
d. the length of production runs
A common interface between production and logi
SCLT2362 Quiz 3
In general, the _ measures the profitability of the products and/or services provided by a company.
Strategic profit model
A _ strategy entails an organization develop
1. What is the relationship between demand management, order management, and
Demand management (how an organization determines what the customer wants) along with
order management and customer service (how an organization facil
1. Discuss the differences between a supply chain and supply chain management.
Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of the flow of goods and services. It
includes the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, a
Chapter 14 HW
1. Discuss some of the key political restrictions on cross-border trade.
Some of the key political restrictions on cross-border trade are a firm exports a portion of a
product made or grown, a firm imports raw materials, goods are partially
A locavore strategy:
Is associated with reducing inventory turnover
Focuses on hiring local workers
Refers to purchasing locally grown or produced foods
Is based on the agglomeration concept
None of the above
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.
Quotes on Global Thought
I am not Athenian nor a Greek, but a Citizen of
Operating in an increasingly interconnected
world, leading companies perceive competition
as global and are moving to i