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Principles-of-Supply-Chain-Management-A-Balanced-Approach-3rd-Edition Chapter 1—Introduction to Supply Chain Management TRUE/FALSE 1. According to the textbook, the keys to successful supp... ly chain management include trust and honest, accurate communications between supply chain partners. PTS: 1 REF: p. 2-9 2. According to the textbook, rapidly changing communication technology makes the development of global partnerships more difficult than in the past. PTS: 1 REF: p. 5 3. According to the textbook, supply chains include raw material suppliers, intermediate component manufacturers, end-product manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and retailers. PTS: 1 REF: p. 6 4. According to the textbook, retail stores are considered the focal firms in modern supply chains. PTS: 1 REF: p. 6 5. Reverse logistics activities include the return of defective and damaged items to the manufacturer, and the recycling of used packaging. PTS: 1 REF: p. 6 6. Trucking companies, airfreight shipping companies, and information system providers can all be considered service providers to the supply chain. PTS: 1 REF: p. 7 7. According to the textbook, a supply chain's end customers are the only true source of income for all supply chain organizations. PTS: 1 REF: p. 7 8. Effective supply chain management relies on competitive bidding, corporate privacy, and contracts based on short-term performance. PTS: 1 REF: p. 8 9. The bullwhip effect is the result of companies producing excessive defective products; defective items are whipped back from the end customer toward the manufacturer of the defect. PTS: 1 REF: p. 11 10. According to the textbook, in the 1950's and 1960's, mass production techniques focused on creating supplier partnerships, improving process design and flexibility, and improving product quality. PTS: 1 REF: p. 12 11. According to the textbook, third-party logistics providers (3LPs) do not offer assistance with helping products clear customs. PTS: 1 REF: p. 14 12. According to the textbook, environmental and social impacts are considered outside of supply chain management. PTS: 1 REF: p. 15 13. According to the textbook, 'integration' is one of the four supply chain elements. PTS: 1 REF: p. 15 14. ISO9000 is a standardized program for certifying suppliers. PTS: 1 REF: p. 16 15. The universally accepted definition of supply chain management is "the management and integration of the parties involved in producing the end items coveted by consumers." PTS: 1 REF: p. 17 16. The assembly or production of finished products, producing the right amount of product, and ensuring that finished products meet specific quality, cost, and customer service requirements can all be considered elements of operations. PTS: 1 REF: p. 17 17. Improved quality is one benefit of using a lean production system. PTS: 1 REF: p. 19 18. Successful supply chain integration occurs when supply chain participants realize that the needs and desires of the end item manufacturer dictate the objectives and policies of all the other supply chain participants. PTS: 1 REF: p. 21-22 19. Trends in supply chain management include increasing inventory levels and considering the elimination of logistics intensive online retailing. PTS: 1 REF: p. 22-27 20. Trends in supply chain management include increasing supply chain responsiveness and considering the negative environmental impacts of supply chains. PTS: 1 REF: p. 24 MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Which of the following is an illustration of a company that has vertically integrated? a. A computer manufacturer that acquires its computer components supplier b. A computer manufacturer that acquires warehouses to aid in its product distribution c. A computer components supplier that begins to assemble computers for sale to consumers d. All of these PTS: 1 REF: p. 5 2. Successful modern supply chain management typically includes the practice of: a. Keeping high inventories throughout the supply chain b. Always purchasing materials with the lowest per unit cost c. The sharing of information between supply chain partners d. Leadership through the practice of issuing ultimatums to your supply chain partners PTS: 1 REF: p. 5 3. According to the textbook, which of the following statements is TRUE? Consumers buy products based on a combination of: a. Cost, quality, manufacturer, and simplicity of use b. Cost, quality, availability, and brand c. Cost, quality, advertising, store preference, and appearance d. Cost, quality, availability, maintainability, and reputation PTS: 1 REF: p. 6 4. Which of the following is a reverse logistics activity: a. Recycling products and components b. Delivering finished goods to your customer c. Developing a collaborative relationship with your supplier d. Managing the quality of products PTS: 1 REF: p. 6 5. According to the textbook, conditions which must be present for successful supply chain management include: a. Vertical Integration b. Corporate contracts regarding performance expectations c. Short-term company focused performance d. Cooperation among firms PTS: 1 REF: p. 8 6. A certain supply chain is made up of: 1. Raw Materials Supplier 2. Components Manufacturer 3. A firm that manufacturers Sub-assemblies 4. End Item Manufacturer 5. Wholesale Distributor 6. Local Retail Chain Warehouse Who is considered the second tier supplier of the firm that manufacturers Sub-assemblies? a. Raw Materials Supplier b. Wholesale Distributor c. The final end item consumer d. Components Manufacturer e. Local Retail Chain Warehouse PTS: 1 REF: p. 9 7. A certain supply chain is made up of: 1. Raw Materials Supplier 2. Components Manufacturer 3. A firm that manufacturers Sub-assemblies 4. End Item Manufacturer 5. Wholesale Distributor 6. Local Retail Chain Warehouse Who is considered the End Item Manufacturer's second tier supplier? a. Raw Materials Supplier b. Wholesale Distributor c. The final end item consumer d. Components Manufacturer e. Local Retail Chain Warehouse PTS: 1 REF: p. 9 8. The following is an example of the bullwhip effect: a. Barkley's produces a defective product and thus realizes an excessive increase in consumer returns b. Barkley's products are so successful that it adds a new retailer for distribution c. Barkley's incorrectly anticipates consumer demand resulting in stockouts at several popular retailers d. Barkley's is unhappy with the performance of a distributor which causes a chain-reaction of replacements to companies involved in its supply chain PTS: 1 REF: p. 11 9. The term Supply Chain Management and the field of study it represents today seems to have emerged in the: a. 1980's b. 1970's c. 1960's d. 1990's PTS: 1 REF: p. 12-13 10. Which of the following would be considered a third party provider? a. A Raw materials supplier b. An intermediate component manufacturer c. A firm that leases storage warehousing d. An end product manufacturer PTS: 1 REF: p. 14 11. Which of the following was a popular way in the 1990's of developing radically new business processes in an effort to reduce waste and increase performance? a. Business process reengineering b. Benchmarking c. Process integration d. Vertical integration PTS: 1 REF: p. 14 12. Which of the following can be classified as a 3PL? a. A company that offers warehousing services b. A company that offers transportation services c. A company that offers customs clearing services d. All of these PTS: 1 REF: p. 14 13. The following supply chain concept was introduced in the 1990's in an attempt to reduce waste and increase performance: a. Business Process Reengineering b. Offshoring c. Vertical Integration d. Material Requirement Planning PTS: 1 REF: p. 14 14. According to the text, the FOUR important elements of the supply chain are: a. Purchasing, manufacturing, transportation, retail stores b. Purchasing, operations, logistics, integration c. Purchasing, manufacturing, logistics, transportation d. Purchasing, operations, manufacturing, distribution PTS: 1 REF: p. 15 15. Encouraging or helping a firm's suppliers to perform in a desired fashion can be referred to as: a. Progressive procurement b. Supplier management c. Right-shoring d. Supply chain performance management PTS: 1 REF: p. 16 16. One operational method for controlling and managing inventory is the implementation of a software system which can be referred to as: a. Material requirements planning (MRP) b. Demand capacity tracking (DCT) c. Inventory sourcing (IS) d. Demand process reengineering (DPR) PTS: 1 REF: p. 17 17. Which of the following acronyms is NOT paired with its correct "translation?" a. TQM  Total Quality Management b. JIT  Just-in-Time c. MRP  Materials Requirements Planning d. ERP  Estimated Response Parameters PTS: 1 REF: p. 17 18. Which of the following statements is TRUE? a. Supply chain management was invented by the auto manufacturing industry b. Strategic partnerships are seen as one of the foundations of supply chain management c. Purchasing is seen as the final and most difficult step in the supply chain d. Service response logistics is the digital distribution of services PTS: 1 REF: p. 17 19. Which of the following acronyms is NOT paired with its correct "translation?" a. TQM  Total Quality Management b. JIT  Just-in-Time c. MRP  Manufacturing Responsiveness and Planning d. ERP  Enterprise Resource Planning PTS: 1 REF: p. 17 20. Lean production is typically associated with which of the following company's production systems? a. Proctor and Gamble b. Toyota c. Boeing d. Intel PTS: 1 REF: p. 19 21. Transportation management, customer relationship management, network design, and service response logistics are all important issues that are most closely related to: a. Purchasing b. Manufacturing c. Integration d. Logistics PTS: 1 REF: p. 19-20 22. Which of the following is strategy usually employed by lean organizations in an effort to ensure continued quality compliance among suppliers and with internal production facilities? a. MRP II b. Six Sigma c. 3PL d. CAPS PTS: 1 REF: p. 19 23. Assembly or production of finished products, producing the right amount of product, and ensuring that finished products meet specific quality, cost, and customer service requirements are all important issues that are most closely related to: a. Purchasing b. Operations c. Integration d. Distribution PTS: 1 REF: p. 19 24. Right-shoring refers to: a. An expansion of the supply chain b. Contraction activities within the supply chain c. An increase in the responsiveness of the supply chain d. A decrease in the responsiveness of the supply chain PTS: 1 REF: p. 23 25. Which of the following is a system that aids in controlling inventory? a. MRP b. ERP c. AARP d. Both MRP and ERP PTS: 1 REF: p. 23 SHORT ANSWER 1. There are many definitions for supply chain management. Define supply chain management in your own words using the components that all three of the text's definitions have in common. PTS: 5 REF: p. 8 2. Explain the concept of 'value-enhancing benefits' by giving THREE examples of benefits that may be realized by a firm that successfully manages its supply chain. PTS: 5 REF: p. 9-11 3. Explain the difference between logistics and supply chain management. PTS: 5 REF: p. 15 4. List three concepts used by supply chain managers in an attempt to make a firm more flexible and responsive to customers' changing needs: PTS: 5 REF: p. 24 ESSAY 1. Discuss the differences between supply chain partnerships of the past and those that have developed today. PTS: 10 2. List the four elements of supply chain management and provide a short description of each of the four elements. What types of failures might each of those elements create within the supply chain? Why might those results be linked to errors in a particular element? 3. Starbucks sells coffee and other items and consumables through their tens of thousands of worldwide outlets. Starbucks must satisfy their worldwide clientele with premium quality beverages, foods, and products that are representative of the Starbucks name and image. Answer the following questions in an effort to describe the importance of Starbucks effectively and efficiently managing their worldwide supply chain. 1. What are the expectations of Starbucks' customers in terms of Starbucks' coffee beverages? 2. What should be the primary goals of Starbucks' coffee bean supply chain if they plan to be a customer focused organization? 3. How does purchasing help Starbucks achieve their supply chain goals? 4. How do the operations elements of Starbucks' supply chain aid in achieving their supply chain goals? 5. How does logistics aid in Starbucks achieving their supply chain goals? 6. Why is effective integration required for Starbucks to achieve their goals? [Show More]

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