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February 2012 Subject: Logistics and Supply Chain Management Semester: III ************************************* Time Allotted: 3 Hours Maximum

Marks: 60 Answer any 5 questions. All questions carry equal marks ************************** 1. What do you understand by logistics management? Discuss the objectives and features of logistics management. 2. Discuss the structure of drivers and obstacles of supply chain management. 3. Explain the role of distribution network in supply chain management. 4. Examine the role of planning of demand and supply for supply chain management. 5. Explain the concept of economies of scale in supply chain. How do you determine the optimum level of inventory in supply chain management? 6. Explain the concept of economies of scale in supply chain. How do you determine the optimum level of inventory in supply chain

management? 7. Explain the concept of economies of scale in supply chain. How do you determine the optimum level of inventory in supply chain management? 8. What is global logistics? Discuss the issues and challenges of global supply chain management. Materials & Logistics Question Paper 2008 pattern (Pune University) QI) Importance and scope of materials management function has increased with globalization and competition. Discuss the statement in context of Indian manufacturing organizations. Q2) Consider the supply chain for an automobile or a retail organization. a) Draw the supply chain and identify components of the supply chain. b) Identify and state involvement of different organizations in the supply chain. Q3) a) Explain which decisions materials manager can make using EOQ model. State the benefits of EOQ model. b) Discuss the impact of high work in progress inventory on product quality and delivery. Q4) Explain the concept of MRP and describe its inputs and their relationship.

Q5) What is negotiation. Discuss in details steps involved in negotiation process for procurement of high value capital equipment. Q6) Explain with example how does codification of materials help in controlling inventory and reducing costs. Q 7) Explain with examples factors to be considered while selecting material handling equipments. Q8) Write notes on any two of the following: a) Documents used in stores operations. b) Concept of ERP. c) Fourth Party Logistics (4 PL) d) Inventory turnover ratio. Materials & Logistics Management Question Paper 2005 pattern (Pune University) Ql) What do you mean by material handling? Discuss principles and objectives of material handling. Q2) How should anorganisation manage an in-bound supply chain that organised into tiers? Use Autocomponent manufacturing industries illustration to justify your answer. Q3) What is standardisation and codification? What are the techniques available for that. Q4) Discuss the purpose, objectives and scope of value analysis. Justify your answer with examples.

Q5) Discuss the role and responsibility of purchase department in a manufacturing organisation having multiple units and multiple product range. Q6) Which are the different methods of forecasting? Explain anyone of them. Q7) Discuss the interface of materials management with other function in a manufacturing organisation such as a) Marketing. b) Finance. c) Supply chain. Q8) Write a short notes on (any two): a) ABC Analysis. b) EOQ. c) MRP. d) Logistics Management. Materials & Logistics Management Question Paper 2005 pattern (Pune University) Q1) Explain in details how Materials Management concepts has evolved from traditional purchasing function to integrated MM and present concept of supply chain management. Q2) Explain briefly methods of forecasting and regression analysis in particular.How forecasting helps Materials Manager? Q3) Explain all types of Inventory and write the implication of each type if it is very high in monetary value. Q4) Enumerate various methods of Inventory Analysis and explain how these help Materials Management. Q5) What are inputs to MRP system? Explain how modem MRP system is advantageous in controlling Material Flow through a manufacturing organization.

Q6) Explain principles of purchasing, lot sizing techniques for replenishment of stocks and EOQ model. Q7) Explain various logistics functions and their importance to cost reduction & customer satisfaction. Q8) Write short notes on: Any two. a) Principles of Material handling. b) Value analysis and Value Engineering. c) Excise duty, Sales Tax Materials & Logistics Management Question Paper 2005 pattern (Pune University) Q. I) Explain the objectives of materials management. Describe how profits can be maximized through effective materials management. Q. 2) a) State the purpose and describe limitations of EOQ model. a) Explain impact of high inventory of finished goods on. Profitability and delivery. Q. 3) State the basis and significance of Master Production Schedule. Describe the relationship of Master Production Schedule with other inputs of MRP system.

Q. 4) Describe in brief basis and application of ABC, FSN and VED analysis. Q. 5) Discuss the responsibilities of Purchase Department taking an example of an engineering organization buying material locally and also through imports. Q. 6) Explain the concept of Logistics Management and its functions. Q. 7) Discuss how does standardization and codification facilitates efficient management of materials. Q. 8) Write notes on any two of the following: a) Import-Export procedure. b) Value analysis. c) Zero inventory. d) Exponential Smooting method. Materials & Logistics Management Question Paper 2005 pattern (Pune University) Q1) Discuss the differences in traditional Materials Management and supply chain

Management. Q2) Explain with example how does classification of materials help in better management of inventory? Q3) a) Explain the concept and role of Master Production schedule as an input to MRP. b) Describe in which types of businesses ,application of MRP system is highly beneficial . Q4) What actions a Purchase manager should take in following : a) Delay in supplies b) Excess quantity supply c) Wrong supplies Q5) explain effects of high inventory on the following: a) Meeting delivery dates b) Profitability c) Quality of finished Goods Q6) State the limitations of EOQ model. Discuss the example EOQ model with discounts model. Q7) Explain the role of Material manager in standardization and codification of material. Q8) Write notes on any two of the following: a) Exponential smoothing method b) Stock out cost c) Importance of logistics

d) Bills of Material. Materials & Logistics Management Question Paper 2005 pattern (Pune University) Q1) Explain all the functions and responsibilities of Materials Manager from forecasting to disposal of scrap .High light the principles followed. Q2) What is the basic premise of ABC analysis? Explain the steps for making ABC Inventory analysis giving examples. Q3) What are the major inputs to a MRP system? What main objectives are achieved by Using computerised MRP system? Q4) Explain the concept of Best buy as an objective of purchasing. Explain what are the risks involved in purchasing. Q5) Explain full significance of Standardization of materials or commodities. What are the advantages and disadvantages of standardization. Q6) Explain the new concept of supply chain -as a series of suppliers & customers linked together. How does SCM differ from traditional material management. Q7) Write short notes on: a) Logistics Aims and importance.

b) Value Engineering. c) Best material handling system. Materials & Logistics Management Question Paper MAY 2006 (2005 pattern) (Pune University) Q1) Explain how globalization and competition has increased the importance of Materials Management. Q2) Define inventory? Can an Organization function with zero inventory? Explain the costs associated with inventory. Q3) Explain the objectives and process of materials requirement planning. Q4) What are the objectives of Value Analysis. Outline a method to carryout Value Analysis on an engineering product e.g. screwdriver. Q5) Explain how inventory can be controlled using EOQ model and ABC Analysis. Q6) Explain the concept of codification. How does codification help in Materials Management.

Q7) What is the importance of material handling. Explain four material handling equipments used in ports/shipyard. Q8) Write short notes on any three of the following: a) Exponential Smoothing Method. b) Concept of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. c) Purchase Cycle. d) Standardization. Materials & Logistics Management Question Paper MAY 2006 (2005 pattern) (Pune University) Ql) a) Define and explain Materials Management. [6] b) State scope and objectives of Materials Management. Q2) a) Define Value. How does it differ from cost? [3] b) Define Value Analysis and Value Engineering. [4] c) Explain the various methods of Value Analysis. Q3) a) Define and explain the term Inventory. [2] [8] [9]

b) What are the different costs that encourage and discourage inventory holding? (7] c) What is the basic principle and the limitations of EOQ model. (3]

d) How do ABC & FSN models of selective inventory control differ from each other? [3] Q4) a) State advantages of MRP over conventional methods of inventory control. [3] b) What is the purpose of MPS? Explain the basis and data, which are used in making MPS. [6] c) Explain the term BOM and explain the modular BOM. [6] Q5) a) What is purchase cycle? Explain the same with a neat flow diagram. [9] b) Explain the contents and source of these contents for a Goods Receipt note. Draw a neat sketch of the GRN. [6] Q6) a) Define Materials Handling and state its objectives

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b) State and briefly explain the principles or Material Handling. [9] Q7} a) Explain the term and purpose of codification. b) Explain standardisation with respect to variety reduction. Q8) What is forecasting? Explain the following three methods of forecasting. [151] a) Moving Average Method.

b) Regression Analysis. c) Exponential Smoething Method. Materials & Logistics Management Question Paper MAY 2006 (2005 pattern) (Pune University) Ql) Materials Management aims at managing the Materials Cycle efficiently Discuss. Q2) Describe the various methods of purchasing specifying their advantages and disadvantages. Also state the reasons or circumstances under which these methods are applied. Q3) What are the advantages and disadvantages of holding inventories? What is meant by Inventory control? Discuss in briefvarious techniques of inventory control. Q4) a) Organizations need to manage their supply chains efficiently in order to be Globally competitive Explain b) Standardization and codification are important tools for materials management Comment Q5) Write short notes on (any three) a) Evolution of materials management. b) Methods of forecasting. c) Import Procedure.

d) Value Analysis and value Engineering. e) Materials Handling Equipments. Materials & Logistics Management Question Paper MAY 2006 (2005 pattern) (Pune University) Q-1) Define Scope & Importance of materials management . How does it help increase the profitability of an organization? [15] Q-2) State various methods of forecasting & explain any two with their relevance to Materials management. [15] Q-3) Define Inventory. Explain application of ABC analysis with the help of suitable example. [15] Q-4) Explain Purchase Cycle and importance of Time in purchase activity. Which are the indirect costs over & above the basic price of the material to be purohased ? [15] Q-5) Define Value Engineering & Value Analysis. How this technique of Cost Reduction ranks amongst Top in Cost Reduction Techniques? [15] Q-6) State principles of Materials Handling . Illustrate, with sketches, various modes of Materials handling equipments in Engg. Industries. [15] Q-7) Explain evolution of Materials Management to Logistics & Supply chain Management . [15]

Q-8) What is the relevance of standardization in Materials Management? How does it help A Purchase Manager? Materials & Logistics Management MLM Question Papers Pune University Old and New Pattern Previous Question Papers. MAY 2009 OLD Instructions to the candidates:1) Solve any five questions. 2) All questions carry equal marks. Ql) What do you mean by material handling? Discuss principles and objectives of material handling. Q2) How should anorganisation manage an in-bound supply chain that organised into tiers? Use Autocomponent manufacturing industries illustration to justify your answer. Q3) What is standardisation and codification? What are the techniques available for that. Q4) Discuss the purpose, objectives and scope of value analysis. Justify your answer with examples. Q5) Discuss the role and responsibility of purchase department in a manufacturing organisation having multiple units and multiple product range. Q6) Which are the different methods of forecasting? Explain anyone of them.

Q7) Discuss the interface of materials management with other function in a manufacturing organisation such as a) Marketing. b) Finance. c) Supply chain. Q8) Write a short notes on (any two): a) ABC Analysis. b) EOQ. c) MRP. d) Logistics Management. MAY 2009 NEW Instructions to the candidates:1) Answer any five questions. 2) All questions carry equal marks. QI) Importance and scope of materials management function has increased with globalization and competition. Discuss the statement in context of Indian manufacturing organizations. Q2) Consider the supply chain for an automobile or a retail organization.

a) Draw the supply chain and identify components of the supply chain. b) Identify and state involvement of different organizations in the supply chain. Q3) a) Explain which decisions materials manager can make using EOQ model. State the benefits of EOQ model. b) Discuss the impact of high work in progress inventory on product quality and delivery. Q4) Explain the concept of MRP and describe its inputs and their relationship. Q5) What is negotiation. Discuss in details steps involved in negotiation process for procurement of high value capital equipment. Q6) Explain with example how does codification of materials help in controlling inventory and reducing costs. Q 7) Explain with examples factors to be considered while selecting material handling equipments. Q8) Write notes on any two of the following: a) Documents used in stores operations.

b) Concept of ERP. c) Fourth Party Logistics (4 PL). d) Inventory turnover ratio. More Question Papers available at Indiaclass.com APRIL 2012 Total No. of Questions : 8] [Total No. of Pages : 2 [4175] 205 M.B.A. (Semester II) 205 : MATERIALS AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT (2008 Pattern) Time :3 Hours] [Max. Marks :70 Instructions to the candidates:1) Answer any five questions. 2) All questions carry equal marks. Q1) Define the term Materials management. State its importance. Mention the challenges of materials management in todays competitive business.

Q2) What do you understand from the term logistics? What are the advantages of logistics management. Q3) What is meant by selective control of inventories? What are the different methods used for selective control of inventory items? Q4) Explain the following terms in relation to MRP technique a) Independent or dependent demand. b) Level by level explosion. c) Gross requirements and net requirements. Q5) Under what condition should a firm practice the following methods of buying. a) Forward buying. b) Hand to mouth buying. c) Scheduled purchasing. d) Contract buying. Q6) What is meant by location of stores? Discuss the basic factors that must be taken into account to determine the best location for stores?

Q7) What is value analysis? How does it differ from value engineering? Which is better and why? Q8) A well conceived and carefully planned materials flow pattern will have many advantages? Elobrate M.B.A. (S & PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2008. Third Semester

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

(2005 onwards) Time : Three hours Maximum : 60 marks PART A (5 ? 4 = 20 marks) Answer any FIVE questions. All questions carry equal marks. 1. What are life cycle logistics? 2. Compare and contrast a performance cycle and a link. 3. Explain the considerations should be employed to identify the appropriate customer service measures. 4. What criteria might be applied in order to determine a minimum

order quantity? 5. Explain the significance of costing in logistics. 6. Describe the difference between demand and replacement cycle. 7. Explain the merits of distribution information system. 8. What is the logic for considering a warehouse a necessary evil? PART B (4 ? 10 = 40 marks) Answer any FOUR questions. 9. Explain the recent developments in logistics management. 10. Discuss the fundamental similarities and difference between procurement, manufacturing support and physical distribution performance cycle as they relate to logistical control. 11. Discuss and illustrate the economic justification for establishing a warehouse. 12. Why does customer service not increase proportionately to increases in total cost when a logistical system is being designed? 13. What is sensitivity analysis? What is its role in system design and analysis?

14. What is SWOT? Why it is required? 15. Explain how diversion and reconsignment can be used to increase logistical efficiency and effectiveness with an example. Register Number : Name of the Candidate : 7346 B.Com. (International Business) DEGREE EXAMINATION, 2007 ( SECOND YEAR ) ( PAPER - X ) 650. LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT May ] [ Time : 3 Hours Maximum : 100 Marks Answer any FIVE questions. All questions carry equal marks. (5 20 = 100) 1. Explain the objectives, significance and importance of Logistics Management. 2. ?Logistics management promotes export of a country?. - Discuss. 3. ?Each and every type of ship has its own way in promoting the country?s wealth?. Substantiate your answer. Turn over

4. Discuss the different freight rate structure. 5. Explain how transportation helps in promoting the economic development of a country. 6. State the different intermediaries in transportation and their functions. 7. Explain in detail the different types of containers and their features. 8. Enumerate the problems and prospects of containerisation. 9. Explain the merits and limitations of water carrier. 10. Discuss the role of transport in promoting the economic development of our country. 2 M.B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010 Elective BA 9272 SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT (Regulation 2009) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 Marks Answer ALL questions PART A (10 2 = 20 Marks) 1. Define the supply chain macro processes in a firm. 2. Define value chain. 3. What is the importance of stock spotting? 4. Define fill rate. 5. Give two examples of positive externalities between firms. 6. Define the principle behind gravity location models in network design of supply chain.

7. Define economies of scale. 8. What is forward buying? 9. Define e-business. 10. Define reverse logistics. PART B (5 16 = 80 Marks) 11. (a) (i) Describe the cycle and pull/push views of supply chain with suitable examples. (8) (ii) Describe the fundamental similarities and differences between procurement, manufacturing support and physical distribution performance cycles as they relate to logistics control with suitable examples. (8) Or (b) (i) What does companies need to do to achieve strategic fit between supply chain and competitive strategies. (8) (ii) Describe the major drivers of supply chain performance giving suitable examples. (8) 12. (a) (i) Explain in detail basic service, zero defect and value added service. Provide two examples for each. (8) (ii) What role can a warehouse play in postponement strategies? Explain. (8) Or (b) (i) Explain the differences between 3PL and 4PL with suitable examples. (8) (ii) Explain the benefits gained by modular system of packaging. (8) 13. (a) Explain the various factors influencing network design decisions in

supply chain. (16) Or (b) Explain the various models for facility location and capacity allocation in supply chains. (16) 14. (a) (i) What is bullwhip effect? What are its main causes and how they can be reduced? Explain in detail giving suitable examples. (8) (ii) What are the various factors to be considered for supplier scoring and assessment? Explain. (8) Or (b) Explain in detail return contracts, revenue sharing contracts and quantity flexibility contracts with suitable examples. (16) 15. (a) Explain in detail a framework for determining the impact of e-business on a company conducting transaction with customers. (16) Or (b) Explain the following in detail : (16) (i) e-logistics (ii) e-SRM (iii) e-LRM (iv) e-SCM. TYBMS SEM 5: LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT QUESTION BANK

A) Section I Concepts/Short Notes (3 or 5 marks)


1) Logistical Management

2) 3) 4) 5) 6)

Packaging Reverse Logistics 3PL & 4PL JIT Order Fill Rate

7) Inter-modal Transportation System (Piggyback, Birdyback & Fishyback) 8) 9) Cross Docking Palletization

10) Milk Runs 11) Lead Time 12) Inbound v/s Outbound Logistics 13) Customer Order Cycle 14) EDI 15) Customer Service/Relationship Management 16) Benchmarking 17) Vendors/Suppliers 18) MRP I v/s MRP II 19) Re-order Level

20) Economic Order Quantity

B)

Section II 10 Marks question

1) Define inventory. Explain the concept of inventory management. 2) Any type of mode of transportation and its advantages and disadvantages. 3) Logistics v/s SCM

4) Define Warehousing. Explain the factors to be taken into consideration while choosing a warehouse. 5) 6) Explain the factors essential to develop a good package design. State the importance of Logistical Information System.

7) Explain the characteristics of ideal performance measurement system. 8) 9) Activity based costing v/sMissionbased costing (short note) State the importance of material handling in logistics.

10) Explain logistics as a business/management function.