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Contemporary Logistics

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Quiz 4 :

Organizational and Mangerial Issues in Logistics

Quiz 4 :

Organizational and Mangerial Issues in Logistics

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___________ refers to an organization making their unused resources available to other organizations. a.Sharing economy b.Flexibility c.Responsiveness d.Excess capacity
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S haring economy

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A key attribute of network organizational design is a shift from ___________ to ___________. a.function;process b.centralization;decentralization c.process;function d.decentralization;centralization
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Which of the following is an advantage of a decentralized logistics organization? a.It can be less expensive than a centralized organization. b.There are good opportunities for freight consolidation. c.There is better control over company data. d.It can be responsive to customer service requirements.
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It can be responsive to customer service requirements .

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An)___________ logistics organization means that logistics-related decisions are made separately at the divisional or product group level. a.fragmented b.decentralized c.flexible d.agile
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___________ refers to satisfying current and emerging customer needs. a.Responsiveness b.Flexibility c.Relevancy d.Accommodation
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A ___________ organizational design attempts to create an organization that is responsive to the parameters of the contemporary business environment. a.matrix b.network c.decentralized d.unified
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In a ___________ logistics structure,logistics activities are managed in multiple departments throughout an organization. a.unified b.fragmented c.decentralized d.matrix
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What major retailer has been testing drones within its warehouses as a potential solution to enhance productivity? a.Amazon b.Home Depot c.Walmart d.Target
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What is the most important purpose of warehouse work rules? a.to control pilferage b.to keep employees from engaging in unproductive and potentially destructive activities c.to protect companies from union grievance procedures d.to give managers control over warehouse workers
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One problem with a ___________ logistics structure is that because logistics activities are scattered throughout a firm,they likely remain subservient to the objectives of the department in which they are housed. a.fragmented b.matrix c.decentralized d.hierarchical
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In a ___________ logistics structure,multiple logistics activities are combined into,and managed as,a single department. a.hierarchical b.centralized c.matrix d.unified
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A ___________ is a device used to monitor and control the actions taken by a driver and his/her vehicle. a.tachograph b.tachometer c.speedometer d.regulator
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___________ can be defined as an organization's ability to address unexpected operational situations. a.Relevancy b.Flexibility c.Accommodation d.Responsiveness
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Which of the following is an advantage of a centralized logistics organization? a.It can be less expensive than a decentralized organization. b.It has good opportunities for freight consolidation. c.It can be responsive to customer service requirements. d.It is easier to manage than a decentralized organization.
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___________ refers to the amount of output divided by the amount of input. a.Control b.Monitoring c.Productivity d.Input-output analysis
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Productivity improvement efforts in logistics are often directed toward ___________. a.reducing input while increasing output b.increasing output by a greater percentage than inputs are increased c.reducing input while holding output constant d.increasing output while holding input constant
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A primary advantage of ___________ logistics is its relative efficiency,whereas a primary advantage of ___________ logistics is its customer responsiveness. a.unified;fragmented b.unified;decentralized c.centralized;decentralized d.fragmented;centralized
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___________ and ___________ are the two basic organizational structures associated with logistics. a.Centralized;hierarchical b.Fragmented;centralized c.Fragmented;unified d.Unified;hierarchical
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___________ organizational design has its foundations in the command-and-control military operation,where decision making and communication often follow a top-down flow. a.Centralized b.Unified c.Matrix d.Hierarchical
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A ___________ logistics organization implies that the corporation maintains a single logistics department that administers the related activities for the entire company from the home office. a.centralized b.hierarchical c.unified d.command-and-control
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