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DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

SCM3230: GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

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Questions 1 and the Multiple-Choice Questions are compulsory. Choose any other 3 questions to answer ( From Q 2 to Q 6).

Note: Each question answer should be no less than one page.

Qn1. Choosing any one of the following articles, do the following using the knowledge obtained in the class: a) Critique the article (What you agree with and what you disagree with) b) What will be your suggestion for improving the article?

  1. https://www.pharmamanufacturing.com/articles/2020/why-supply-chains-are-a-critical-force-in-a-global-pandemic/
  2. https://www.supplychainbrain.com/blogs/1-think-tank/post/31987-how-technology-provides-a-crucial-link-in-ethical-supply-chains
  3. https://itbrief.com.au/story/how-covid-19-is-reshaping-global-supply-chains
  4. https://www.redwoodlogistics.com/amazon-vs-uber-tech-giants-disrupting-logistics/
  5. https://supplychaingamechanger.com/the-toilet-paper-supply-chain/
  6. https://www.inboundlogistics.com/cms/article/deconstructing-global-supply-chains/
  7. https://www.americanexpress.com/en-us/business/trends-and-insights/articles/what-is-a-global-supply-chain/

Qn 2. Read the following case study about Netflix and answer the question that follows

  1. What are the key infrastructure adjustments that defined Netflix’s supply chain strategy before digitization and after digitization?
  2. How can Netflix remain competitive even in the face of current competition from Amazon Prime and other like platforms?

Qn3. Describe inland terminals (i.e., dry ports), including its definition and its functions and roles in supply chains. Also, using any real-world example(s) from any countries (e.g., Canada, India, Brazil, etc.), briefly discuss the roles of inland terminals (i.e., dry ports) in strengthening OR weakening: 1) supply chain integration and 2) regional economic development.

Qn4. a) Define sustainability and explain with examples how a supply chain can become sustainable

b) What are the benefits of pushing supply chains to go green?

Qn 5. The company QRV is in the process of designing their supply chain. As part of that, they have identified warehouse to be critical to their operation. You have been hired as a consultant for the design, give your inputs as to why the company should go for either private warehouse or public warehouse. QRV is hoping to assemble Tesla cars in Winnipeg.

Qn6. Kofi an engineer at a logistics company was arguing with Svetlana a business analyst in a management consulting company. They were arguing about the role of technology and particularly robots after the COVID-19 pandemic. Kofi thinks that those without any skillset in technology will lose their job, Svetlana on the other hand is of the opinion that, it will not be the case as those lacking the skills can be trained. In your opinion what will be the role of technology in supply chains post COVID-19 era and what will be the impacts?

Instructions:

  • This test consists of 20 multiple choice questions answer all independently.
  1. Who is generally credited as the ‘Father of Containerization’?

 A. Wesley Wilson

 B. Malcom McLean

 C. Donald Trump

 D. Yang-Ho Cho

 E. Hercules Haralambides

  1. Which of the following is true about a trunk-and-feeder shipping network?

 A. It tends to encourage major shipping lines to increase ports-of-call

 B. It is likely to diminish the geographical coverage of shipping network

 C. It is likely to intensify competition between nearby ports

 D. It has a tendency to push some cargoes to aviation

 E. None of the above

  1. How do we usually describe the shipping network below?
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 A. Multi-port-of-call

 B. Trunk-and-feeder

 C. Hub-and-spoke

 D. Round-the-world

 E. None of the above

  1. Which of the following is/are advantage(s) of containerization?

 A. Financial commitments in adopting the general use of containers

 B. Standardize units facilitate economies of scale

 C. Enhance cargo security

 D. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’

 E. Both ‘B’ and ‘C’

  1. Which of the following is/are part(s) of the procurement process?

 A. Purchase goods and services required to manufacture a product

 B. Purchase goods and services required to operate the organization

 C. Follow up with suppliers

 D. All of the above

 E. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’

  1. The staple-based economic system during the Industrial Revolution in the late 19th century has led to:

 A. Prosperity for Great Britain (GB) and other major European powers

 B. The rise of scheduled shipping services

 C. Colonial expansion by GB and other European Powers

 D. All of the above

 E. Both ‘B’ and ‘C’

  1. By joining a Strategic Shipping Alliance, a shipping line can likely:

 A. Enhance market presence

 B. Increase geographical coverage within its shipping network

 C. Concentrate on certain shipping routes that the shipping line excels in

 D. Both ‘B’ and ‘C’

 E. All of the above

  1. Which of the following is generally NOT regarded as part of a typical traditional sourcing?

 A. Functional purchasing

 B. Multiple quotes

 C. Search for the best price

 D. Tactical sourcing

 E. Supplier relationship

  1. Which of the following factor(s) did NOT contribute to the rapid increase in container ship sizes since the 1980s?

 A. The increase use of Flags of Convenience by shipping lines

 B. Strict governmental regulations on the shipping industry

 C. De-regulation on the shipping industry

 D. Anarchic nature of the sea

 E. General perception by shipping lines that it was only way to survive

  1. In procurement, there are different types of purchasing activities, including:

 A. Re-buy

 B. Maintenance, repair, operations

 C. Capital goods

 D. All of the above

 E. Both ‘A’ and ‘C’

  1. Which of the following term is NOT describing a dry port?

 A. Inland terminal

 B. Freight village

 C. Inland container depot

 D. Marine terminal

 E. None of the above

  1. Which of the following is/are reason(s) explaining a shipping line’s intention(s) in undertaking vertical integration?

 A. Save cargo-owners from contacting different agents for different services

 B. Provides door-to-door services

 C. Relieve the shipping line’s total operational costs

 D. All of the above

 E. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’

  1. Which is NOT one of the steps in a purchasing cycle?

 A. Determine the right price

 B. Receive and accept goods

 C. Control production quality

 D. Issue purchase order

 E. Receive and analyze purchase requisitions

  1. What of the following is/are advantage(s) of multiple sourcing in procurement?

 A. Lower purchase cost

 B. Flexibility to respond to unexpected demands

 C. Stronger commitment of the supplier

 D. Both ‘B’ and ‘C’

 E. Both ‘A’ and ‘C’

  1. Which of the following is NOT a key function of ‘Type I’ dry ports (Container Freight Stations, or CFS) that are located near to ports (within 50 km)?

 A. Promote regional economy

 B. Facilitate inland distribution of imported cargoes

 C. Relieve port congestion

 D. Complement port regionalization

 E. Provide high-end, value-added services to cargoes

  1. Which of the following is/are true about supply chain integration?

 A. Focuses on a supply network

 B. Suppliers are expected to share market knowledge

 C. Encourages destructive competition between suppliers

 D. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’

 E. Both ‘B’ and ‘C’

  1. For most shipping lines, moving empty containers is/are usually:

 A. Not desirable

 B. Reduce their total operational costs

 C. A service that they feel obliged to offer to shippers

 D. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’

 E. Both ‘A’ and ‘C’

  1. Under the ‘Foreign Trade Zone’ scheme in CentrePort Canada, companies that import goods from countries where Canada does not have a free trade agreement may be eligible for:

 A. Duties are waived upfront or rebated later

 B. Exemption from provincial sales tax only

 C. Sales tax and duty-free storage distribution facilities

 D. Both ‘A’ and ‘C’

 E. Both ‘B’ and ‘C’

  1. A food supply chain can be understood as a process of efficient and effective flow and storage of perishable goods:

 A. restricting

 B. planning

 C. diverting

 D. All of the above

 E. Both ‘A’ and ‘C’

  1. In developing countries (e.g., India, Brazil), dry ports that are located far inland (more than 50 km away from ports) are expected to be catalysts in:

 A. The promotion of exports

 B. Regional development

 C. Inter-regional trade

 D. All of the above

 E. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’

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