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Pre-sessional quiz


Question 1 – Please rate the usefulness to YOU of:
1 (not at all useful) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (Extremely Useful)  
Completing an essay  
Class teacher feedback for you  
Marking other students essays  
Other students feedback for you  

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4 – Please rate the following in terms of importance for generating changes in the levels of inventory held by firms:
Very Important Quite Important Somewhat Important Unrelated I don’t know  
a lack of information  
variable consumer demand  
a lack of collaboration  
production delays  
the structure of the supply chain  

Question 5 – Imagine a supply chain for a drink comprising a producer, distributor, wholesaler and retailer. Please rate the following in terms of how volatile activity (production or orders from higer up in the chain) is in that part of the supply chain.
Most volatile Average volatility Least volatile Not at all volatile Don’t know  
Producer (makes the item and sells to distributors)  
Distributors (buy from producers and sells to wholesalers)  
Wholesalers (buy from distributors and sells to retailers)  
Retailers (buy from wholesalers and sells to consumers)  

Question 6 – What are the big changes that have taken place in terms of inventory management in the last 20-30 years?

Question 7

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