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Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Elective) VII - Production Revised: 25th July 2016 – Ver. 2.

Assignment - 01
1. Discuss the goal of a supply chain and explain the impact of supply chain decisions
on the success of a firm.
2. Identify the three key supply chain decision phases and explain the significance of
each one.
3. Describe the cycle and push/pull views of a supply chain.
4. Classify the supply chain macro processes in a firm.
5. Explain why achieving strategic fit is critical to a company's overall success.
6. Describe how a company achieves strategic fit between its supply chain strategy and
its competitive strategy.
7. Discuss the importance of expanding the scope of strategic fit across the supply chain.
8. Identify the major drivers of supply chain performance.
9. Discuss the role of each driver in creating strategic fit between the supply chain
strategy and the competitive strategy.
10. Define the key metrics that track the performance of the supply chain in terms of each
driver.
11. Describe the major obstacles that must be overcome to manage a supply chain
successfully.
12. How has globalization made strategic fit even more important to a company's
success?
Assignment – 02
1. Identify factors to be considered when designing the distribution network.
2. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of various distribution options.
3. Explain how e-business has affected the design of distribution networks in various
industries.
4. What differences in the retail environment may justify the fact that the fast-moving
consumer goods supply chain in India has far more distributors than in the United
States?
5. A distributor has heard that one of the major manufacturers from which it buys is
considering going direct to the consumer. What can the distributor do about this?
What advantages can it offer the manufacturer that the manufacturer is unlikely to be
able to reproduce?
6. What types of distribution networks are typically best suited for (a) commodity items
(b) highly differentiated products?

B.E. Production SKD Last updated: 25th July 2016


Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Elective) VII - Production Revised: 25th July 2016 – Ver. 2.0

7. Why has e-business been more successful in the PC industry compared to the grocery
industry? In the future, how valuable is e-business likely to be in the PC industry?
8. What is the role of network design decisions in supply chain.
9. Identify factors influencing supply chain network design decisions.
10. Develop a framework for making network design decisions.
11. How do import duties and exchange rates affect the location decision in a supply
chain?
12. Consider a firm such as Dell, with very few production facilities worldwide. List the
pros and cons of this approach and why it may or may not be suitable for the
computer industry.
Assignment – 03
1. Explain the scope and importance of Materials Management?
2. How the materials are classified?
3. What is the difference between Purchase & Procure? Explain purchasing cycle in
detail along with types of purchases.
4. What is the role on Inventory Management in Supply Chain? Classify types of
Inventories with examples.
5. Explain the following terms
a) Cycle inventory
b) Material Flow Time
c) Throughput
d) Average Flow Time
e) Order cost
f) Inventory Holding cost
g) Handling Cost
h) Obsolescence Cost
i) Cost of Capital
j) Occupancy Cost
k) Order cost
l) Order Fill rate
m) Order Visibility
6. Derive an expression for Economic Order Quantity (EOQ).
7. Explain the concept of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) & Co- Managed Inventory
(CMI

B.E. Production SKD Last updated: 25th July 2016


Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Elective) VII - Production Revised: 25th July 2016 – Ver. 2.0

Assignment – 04
1. What is Logistics?
2. What are the dimensions of Logistic?
3. Explain in your own word Macro and Macro Dimension of Logistics?
4. How Logistics are interfaced with Manufacturing / Operations / Marketing / Finance
and Accounting?
5. What are the major factors that influence the Logistics Cost? Can it be reduced?
6. Explain and analyse the Logistic System for Materials Management Vs Physical
Distribution.
7. Explain the Logistic Channels for Inbound & Outbound.

Assignment – 05
1. What is the function of Warehouse? Is warehouse a value addition? Discuss
2. Explain the concept of product mix & role of warehouse?
3. What are different types of Warehouse? List the Merits and Demerits with comparison
4. What are the factors that may affect the number of warehouse when deciding between
Private & Public Warehouse?
5. What is the importance of warehouse Layout & Design?
6. List the operations that normally takes place in a Warehouse?
7. How important is Material Handling system in Warehouse? What are the latest techniques
used in warehouse?
8. Write short notes on (a) Material Handling (b) Packaging (c) Barcode / Scanning
9. Write in brief:
a. Transport Functionality
b. Transport infrastructure
c. Transport economics & pricing
d. Transport decision making

Assignment – 06
1. Explain the role of IT in SCM and also explain how CRM and SRM is integrated with the help
of Overall LOGISTIC DIMENSION.
2. What is Balance Delay and SCOR Model? Explain in brief
3. Write short notes on
4. 3 PL-4 PL (b) Reverse Logistics (c) RFID System (d) Lean Supply Chain (e)
Green Supply Chain (f) Six Sigma in Supply Chain

B.E. Production SKD Last updated: 25th July 2016