Customer Service Management

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Question 1
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All of the following are supply management goals EXCEPT:

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A

Ensure timely availability of resources.

B

Purchase at the lowest price.

C

Enhance quality.

D

Assess technology and innovation.

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Question 2
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In its own country, a former supplier to your company recently began selling its own product that is identical to a product that was developed by your company.This is an example of:

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A

Supply risk.

B

Sustainability.

C

Insourcing.

D

Strategic sourcing.

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Question 3
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Zanda Corp.had outsourced its production to a company located in Asia.Recently it decided to continue to outsource but bring the production back to a company located in the United States.This decision was likely made after Zanda:

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A

Conducted a spend analysis.

B

Conducted a make or buy analysis.

C

Examined total cost of ownership.

D

Developed supplier certification processes.

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Question 4
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If you are evaluating whether a supplier's workforce is receiving fair wages, you are most likely doing a(n):

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A

Spend analysis.

B

Assessment of sustainability.

C

ISO 9000 assessment.

D

Total cost of ownership assessment.

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Question 5
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Which of the following would NOT be a step in conducting an insourcing/outsourcing analysis?

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Assessing quantitative costs of outsourcing

B

Evaluating new suppliers who could make the SKU

C

Assessing the relationship of the product to the firm's core competencies

D

Conducting a detailed internal audit of purchasing practices

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Question 6
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Outsourcing is often a good choice when:

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A
There are only a few suppliers.
B
A product is in the mature phase of the life cycle.
C
Technology is new.
D
The product is critical to a firm's competitiveness.
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Question 7
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Qualitative factors that should be assessed when making an insourcing/outsourcing decision include all of the following EXCEPT:

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Compatibility of the supplier's organizational culture and values with your company
B
The importance assigned to the supplier's location
C
The skills and knowledge of the supplier's management team
D
The costs incurred at the start of the contract
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Question 8
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Which of the following is NOT a benefit of outsourcing?

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A
Greater flexibility to change product specifications
B
Better access to market information
C
Lower supply management costs
D
Less capital needed for investment
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Question 9
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The process of understanding how a firm is spending its money and with which suppliers is called:

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A
Strategic sourcing.
B
Make or buy analysis.
C
Market analysis.
D
Spend analysis.
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Question 10
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Aspen Corporation has discovered that it uses 10 different suppliers for a particular type of item, has bought 20 different models of that item, and total expenditures last year for the item were $100,000.Aspen most likely is conducting:

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A
Supplier audits.
B
Spend analysis.
C
Supplier certification.
D
Make or buy analysis.
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Question 11
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Jones Company has identified an item for which the supply risk is high and the value of the purchase to the firm is low.A recommended sourcing strategy for Jones is to:

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A
Multiple source.
B
Increase efficiencies.
C
Build partnerships.
D
Consolidate purchases.
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Question 12
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Which approach is likely to be used for leverage purchases?

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A
Purchasing cards
B
Vendor-managed inventory
C
Using executive champions
D
Standardizing purchases
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Question 13
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Moderate- to high-risk purchases with low to moderate levels of spend are categorized as:

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Noncritical.
B
Leverage.
C
Bottleneck.
D
Strategic.
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Question 14
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Benefits of single sourcing include all of the following EXCEPT:

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A
Quantity discounts.
B
More consistent quality.
C
Better supplier relationships.
D
Less supply risk.
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Question 15
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Squeaky Klean, a small consumer products company, purchases custom-designed plastic bottles for its cleaning products that are made at a single plant in Cleveland, Ohio.To make these bottles, specialized tooling must be purchased at a high cost and installed at a supplier's plant.Its sourcing strategy for bottles should be to:

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A
Use three or more suppliers.
B
Dual source.
C
Single source.
D
Insource bottle production.
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Question 16
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A primary reason for using global suppliers is to:

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A
Improve sustainability.
B
Reduce transportation costs.
C
Take advantage of free trade agreements such as NAFTA.
D
Work with the same suppliers in many different regions of the world.
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Question 17
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A global food products company makes soups that are specifically tailored to the tastes of consumers in individual countries.What sourcing strategy is the company likely to use for its fresh ingredients such as vegetables?

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A
Local, close to its production plant when possible.
B
National, using suppliers within each country.
C
Global, using the same suppliers across the world.
D
Low-cost country sourcing.
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Question 18
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Which of the following is (are) advantages of full partnerships with suppliers, as compared to traditional adversarial relationships? I.They help reduce uncertainties for both buyer and supplier.
II)The full partnership is easier to establish and maintain than other relationships, so more suppliers can be dealt with.
III)The full partnership assures the lowest material price.

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A
I only
B
II only
C
III only
D
I and II only
E
II and III only
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Question 19
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Zanda Corp.is considering trying to develop a full partnership with a particular supplier.This suggests that the item Zanda buys from the supplier is:

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A
A noncritical part.
B
A "bottleneck" item.
C
A strategically important part.
D
An item appropriate for a "leverage" strategy.
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Question 20
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A relationship with a supplier that is characterized by high levels of distrust, little communication, and short-term transactions is called a(n):

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A
Adversarial relationship.
B
Arms-length relationship.
C
Acceptance of mutual goals.
D
Full partnership.
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