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Carol Bulfer, CPIM
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Michael A. Roman, CPIM
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Basics of Supply Chain Management Practice Questions | 1
Basics of Supply Chain Management Practice Questions
1. Which of the following demand fulfillment approaches typically provides the longest delivery time?
2. Which of the following is generally a characteristic of a product-focused layout? (A)
large queues at workstations
fixed flow of work
production to a work order
general purpose workstations
3. Which of the following is generally a function of the physical distribution system? (A)
production activity control
bill of material
4. A forecast is typically more accurate for
groups of items rather than for individual items
daily rather than monthly periods of time
physical units rather than monetary units
far out in the future rather than nearer time periods
5. Which of the following is most likely to be a dependent demand item? (A)
a manufactured subassembly
an item in a grocery store
a service part
an office supply item
6. Which of the following represents the pace of production synchronized with the rate of sales?
Item 7 is based on the following data.
Beginning inventory = 200 units
Ending inventory =...
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