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MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 21)
From your reading of the Cannondale case study, the firm implemented new information systems in order to achieve which of the main six business objectives? A)
customer and supplier intimacy
B)
survival
C)
competitive advantage
D)
operational excellence

22)
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MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 21)
From your reading of the Cannondale case study, the firm implemented new information systems in order to achieve which of the main six business objectives? A)
customer and supplier intimacy
B)
survival
C)
competitive advantage
D)
operational excellence

22)
Which of the following is not an example of next-generation enterprise applications? A)
open-source solutions
B)
on-demand solutions
C)
solutions incorporating SCM
D)
solutions incorporating SOA
23)
A suite of integrated software modules for finance and accounting, human resources, manufacturing and production, and sales and marketing that allows data to be used by multiple functions and business processes best describes A)

SCM software.
B)
ERP systems.
C)
ERM software.
D)
CRM modules.
24)
Enterprise software is built around thousands of predefined business processes that reflect A)
the firm's organization.
B)
industry goals.
C)
best practices.
D)
cutting edge workflow analyses.

25)
Which of the following is not true about enterprise systems? A)
Enterprise systems help firms respond rapidly to customer requests for information or products. B)
Enterprise system data have standardized definitions and formats that are accepted by the entire organization. C)
Enterprise software is expressly built to allow companies to mimic their unique business practices. D)
Enterprise software includes analytical tools to evaluate overall organizational performance.

26)
You have been asked to implement enterprise software for a manufacturer of kitchen appliances. What is the first step you should take? A)
Select the functions of the system you wish to use.
B)
Select the business processes you wish to automate.
C)
Map the company’s business processes to the software’s business processes. D)
Map the software’s business processes to the company’s business processes.

27)
When tailoring a particular aspect of a system to the way a company does business, enterprise software can provide the company with A)
configuration tables.
B)
Web services.
C)
data dictionaries.
D)
middleware.

28)
In order to achieve maximum benefit from an enterprise software package, a business A)
customizes the software to match all of its business processes. B)
uses only the processes in the software that match its own processes. C)
changes the way it works to match the software’s business processes. D)
selects only the software that best matches its existing business processes.

29)
Supply chain complexity and scale increases when firms
A)
move to globalization.
B)
manage the procurement, manufacturing, and distribution functions themselves. C)
produce products and services that coordinate with hundreds or more firms and suppliers. D)
modify their existing workflows to comply with supply-chain management systems.

30)
Why is overstocking warehouses not an effective solution for a problem of low availability? A)
It does not speed product time to market.
B)...
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