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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT QUESTION BANK PART 1 (1) What strategies can be used to desynchronize production and consumption in case of services?

(2) How can one compensate for the absence of inventory to meet demand fluctuations in case of services?
(3) Suggest some ways to make distribution possible in case of the impossible distribution examples?

(4) Suggest some supply chain strategies for treasury management?

(5) List the supply chain principles embodied in a debit card?

(6) What supply chain strategies can rail companies use to stop the erosion of market share to air travel in case of passengers and road in case of freight?

(7) How can telephone companies protect their markets from competition from ISPs using supply chain strategies?

(8) Which players in the healthcare sector are likely to die out as a result of changing supply chain scenario?

(9) What are the peculiar characteristics of knowledge as a product relevant to its supply chain management?

(10) What is the future of brick and mortar educational institutions given the revolution in the educational supply chain?

(11) How can government overcome infrastructure bottlenecks to streamline its supply chain?

(12) Comment on the prospects of retailing of services as a future growth industry?

(13) In the new banking scenario, branches are a liability  comment?

(14) Outline a supply chain strategy for timeshare resorts to enable them to get a competitive advantage over traditional hotels?

(15) How can bulk freight carriers take advantage of technological innovations to streamline their supply chain?

(16) Why is software more a service than a product given its supply chain characteristics?

(17) What impact will m-commerce (mobile commerce) and d-commerce (digital commerce) have on traditional e-commerce (electronic commerce)?

(18) How can traditional book, music, television and film industry react to new distribution technologies to enhance customer value delivery?

(19) With more medical information available online than a human mind can assimilate, how will the role of doctors change in delivery healthcare services?

(20) With information freely available on the Internet, the demand for consultants will reduce  comment?

(21) What are the essential differences in a B2C and a B2B supply chain. List the respective characteristics that necessitate such differences?

(22) Identify and describe factors influencing supply chain network design decisions?

(23) Describe how a company achieves strategic fit between its supply chain strategy and its competitive strategy?

(24) Identify and describe the major drivers of supply chain performance?

(25) Describe how outsourcing works. Why would a firm want to outsource?

(26) What are the advantages of collaboration among members in the supply chain?

(27) How can vendor managed inventory contribute to supply chain effectiveness?

(28) In this era of outsourcing, third party logistics can add value to existing supply 
chains. Explain this statement with examples?

(29) What are advantages of fourth party logistics over third party logistics?

(30) What is the skill set required by 4PL companies to be able to effectively integrate the supply chain for their client company? 

(31) Describe the role of the Internet in managing supply chains in the future?

(32) What activities can be performed by e-Agents? How can e-agents help to enhance collaboration among channel partners?

(33) How can reverse logistics cater to a green supply chain strategy in the future?

(34) What do you understand by the term world-class supply chain?

(35) As a supply chain manager critically evaluate the laws and regulations of both India and EU countries?

(36) What are the relaxations of Sales tax on goods across the various states in our country and can we overcome this by a single document procedure?

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