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Contemporary Logistics

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Quiz 2 :

Logistics and Information Technology

Quiz 2 :

Logistics and Information Technology

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___________ refers to a computer-based discipline that leverages algorithms that can "learn" from data. a.Artificial intelligence b.The Internet of things IoT) c.Expert systems d.Machine learning
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M achine learning

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___________ refers to the collection of large amounts of near-real-time data collected through a variety of sources such as sensors and smart phones. a.Cloud computing b.Big data c.Data warehousing d.Decision support systems
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B ig data

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All of the following statements about logistics information systems LIS)are true except: a."Timely" can refer to the up-to-date status of information. b.Internal sources of logistics information are relatively plentiful. c."Timely" can refer to how quickly a manager receives requested information. d.A logistics information system LIS)must be concerned with the nature and quality of data.
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I nternal sources of logistics information are relatively plentiful .

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Which of the following is not a potential benefit of transportation management systems TMS)? a.fewer stockouts b.reduced fuel consumption c.decreased empty vehicle miles d.reduced transportation expenditures
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___________ refers to the computer-to-computer transmission of business data in a structured format. a.Big data b.Enterprise resource planning ERP)systems c.Electronic data interchange EDI) d.Data mining
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Electronic data interchange EDI)represents what general type of information management system? a.communication system b.transaction processing system c.decision support system d.office automation system
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How do data and information differ? a.Data are a body of facts in a format suitable for decision making whereas information is simply facts. b.Data and information are the same. c.Data are simply facts;information is a body of facts in a format suitable for decision making. d.Data are associated with decision support systems;information is associated with enterprise resource planning ERP)systems.
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___________ provide effective ways to process organizational business data,to perform calculations,and to create documents. a.Enterprise resource planning ERP)systems b.Transaction processing systems c.Decision support systems d.Office automation systems
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___________ help various stakeholders-employers,suppliers,customers-work together by interacting and sharing information in many different forms. a.Decision support systems b.Communication systems c.Office automation systems d.Transaction processing systems
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Which of the following refers to a network of satellites that transmits signals that pinpoint the exact location of an object? a.Global positioning systems GPS) b.Cloud computing c.Internet of things d.Electronic data interchange EDI)
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Which of the following is not a logistics-related decision support system? a.simulation b.application-specific software c.transportation management systems TMS) d.electronic data interchange EDI)
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Which of the following is not a benefit to utilizing information in logistics? a.greater knowledge and visibility across the supply chain b.greater awareness of customer demand via point-of-sale data c.better coordination of manufacturing,merchandising,and distribution through enterprise resource planning ERP)tools d.lower costs
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The primary advantage of ___________ is that it enables a firm to test the feasibility of proposed changes at relatively little expense. a.data mining b.application-specific software c.simulation d.artificial intelligence
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Automatic identification systems are an essential component in ___________. a.every warehouse b.point-of-sale systems c.a logistics information system LIS) d.dual distribution
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The most popular automatic identification system currently in use is ___________. a.voice-data entry b.radio-frequency identification RFID) c.magnetic strips d.bar code scanners
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A logistics information system LIS)begins with ___________. a.a logistics manager requesting information b.a good computer system c.a lot of money d.a customer order
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What has emerged as the measuring stock for logistics information technology in the twenty-first century? a.Facebook b.the Internet c.wireless communication d.enterprise resource planning ERP)systems
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The most relevant general software package for logisticians is ___________. a.spreadsheets b.word processing c.presentation packages d.email
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Warehouse management systems WMS)represent an example of what general type of information management system? a.communication system b.transaction processing system c.decision support system d.office automation system
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___________ refers to the application of mathematical tools to large bodies of data in order to extract correlations and rules. a.Fuzzy logic b.Factor analysis c.Data mining d.Linear regression
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