Sample Cscp Questions

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Module: 1

Question 1
All of the following are key components of the definition of supply chain management, EXCEPT: A. monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value B. synchronizing of supply and demand

C. building a competitive infrastructure
D. selecting suppliers
Question 2
Which of the following is a key supply chain process?
A. forecast
B. source
C. benchmark
D. analyze
Question 3
Supply chains create value by:
A. increasing profitability and return to shareholders
B. providing multiple variants of products for customers
C. making transaction processing more efficient
D. developing more accurate forecasts
Question 4
Which of the following is not an “entity” of a supply chain? A. producer
B. supplier
C. customer
D. manager
Question 5
Which of the following describes the typical flow of cash in a supply chain? A. customer to producer to supplier
B. producer to customer to supplier
C. supplier to producer to customer
D. customer to supplier to producer
Question 6
Suppliers provide all of the following to a supply chain, EXCEPT: A. materials
B. energy
C. services
D. demand
Question 7
All of the following describe a supply chain flow, EXCEPT:
A. the flow of physical materials and services from supplier to other entities B. the flow of cash upstream to raw material suppliers
C. the flow of information within a supply chain
D. the flow of employees from one department to another
Question 8
Reverse supply chain is employed for the following reasons, EXCEPT: A. repairs
B. disposal
C. recycling
D. quality control
Question 9
Tier 2 suppliers:
A. provide materials or services to suppliers of the producer B. provide lower quality raw materials
C. serve only as a back-up to Tier 1 suppliers
D. supply raw materials to the secondary products of a company Question 10
Which of the following best describes the term lateral supply chain? A. processes are no longer performed internally and become dependent on outsourced collaborations B. the supply chain grows incrementally

C. a supply chain that is applicable in various industries
D. a supply chain that holds significant centralized control of processes Module: 2

Question 1
What condition describes the magnification of demand fluctuations up the supply chain? A. bullwhip effect
B. demand variability
C. exponential smoothing
D. square root rule
Question 2
Each of the terms below are sources of demand variability, EXCEPT: A. competition
B. seasonality
C. life cycle trends
D. manufacturing delays
Question 3
What is one cause of the bullwhip effect?
A. lead times
B. seasonality
C. weather
D. quality control
Question 4
Each of the following is an approach to avoiding multiple forecasts, EXCEPT: A. information sharing
B. system integration
C. vendor-managed inventory (VMI)
D. transactional processing
Question 5
What is one way to reduce the contribution of lead time to the bullwhip effect? A. reducing order batch size
B. time management
C. prioritization
D. cost reduction
Question 6
Which of the following is true about forecasting?
A. It should be done once a year
B. It should be conducted by the supply chain leadership
C. It is more accurate for groups than for individual items D. It is better to under-forecast rather than over-forecast Question 7
Independent demand is best defined by:
A. demand for the finished product
B. demand forecast of an unbiased third party provider
C. demand that is based on actual orders
D. demand for manufacturing raw materials
Question 8
When do corporations employ qualitative forecasting?
A. When products are low value
B. When products are at the end of life stage
C. For new product introductions
D. When reliable historical sales data is available
Question 9
Intrinsic forecasting focuses on:
A. data about demand for the product itself
B. variables that affect the...
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