Supply Chain Management Study Set 2

Statistics

Quiz 14 :

Location, Logistics, and Distribution

Quiz 14 :

Location, Logistics, and Distribution

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The local government's willingness to invest in upgrading infrastructure to the levels required by a company is an important issue in a company's decision of where to locate a new facility.
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Issues of product mix and capacity are strongly interconnected to the facility location decision.
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A free trade zone operates under different rules and laws than a foreign trade zone.
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Because the world is becoming more highly interconnected, the proximity of an important supplier's plants is not crucial in supporting lean production methods.
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In facility location decision making, the factor-rating system is one of the least used general location techniques.
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The objective of facility location analysis is to select the site with the lowest total cost.
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Facility location analysis considers the competitive imperative of locating near the appropriate labor pool to take advantage of low wage costs and/or skill levels.
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Quality of life in a host community is not a major factor in making the facility location decision.
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A favorable business climate in facility location decision making might include local government providing basic skill training for prospective members of the workforce.
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An example of a positive business climate that might influence a facility location decision is increasing governmental costs and increasing property taxes.
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Governmental barriers to enter and locate in many countries are increasing through restrictive protectionist legislation.
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Facility location analysis considers the competitive imperative of a favorable business climate as indicated by the presence of other companies in the same industry.
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A free trade zone is typically a closed facility into which foreign goods can be brought without being subject to the usual customs requirements.
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Facility location analysis considers the competitive imperative of lowest total cost.
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A favorable business climate in facility location decision making might include government legislation of tax abatements.
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In facility location decision making the educational and skill levels of the labor pool must match the company's needs.
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A favorable business climate in facility location decision making might include local government intervention to facilitate businesses locating in an area via subsidies.
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Facility location analysis considers the competitive imperative of locating near the appropriate labor pool to take advantage of high technical skills.
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Facility location analysis considers the competitive imperative to be close to customers as to timeliness of deliveries.
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In facility location decision making matching the educational and skill levels of the labor pool to a company's needs is even more important than the labor pool's willingness and ability to learn.
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