Logistics Prelims Question Paper 2013 – Vipin Saboo Tutorials


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Logistics and Supply chain management

Prelim 1

Please note:- Numericals would be asked in the second prelim

All questions are compulsory

  1. A. Explain the mission of logistics with suitable examples (5 marks)

B. What is the key reason of carrying out demand forecasting. Does this lead to a bull whip effect. Justify your answer with an example of a retailer. (10 marks)

 

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  1. What is quadrant materials management (5 marks)
  2. A company into assembling of automobiles requests your help in scheduling the various activities of logistics. Advice (10 marks)

 

  1. M/s Sharma is an old name in iron mining and supply. They have recently been awarded  3 mines from the Jharkhand government and they plan to target the steel companies located in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore since they foresee a lot of revenues coming from them. Along with mining of iron, they also manufacture large steel pipes which are used by governments across the globe for their dam and turbine constructions. The company is just 10 years old and has achieved a reputation across the globe due to prompt deliveries and tapping untouched areas. Hence the company can demand a premium and so is financially sound. The company now has a key challenge of mining the ore and getting it shipped to different countries. The company earlier had a tie up with a clearing and forwarding agent who used to handle the cargo. But now since the size of the company is growing, they would want to get everything in house to achieve economies of scale. They seek you help in:-
    1. Identifying the linkages of inventory management and warehousing with respect to the above case(5 marks)
    2. Key challenges that they may face (5 marks)
    3. Identifying the modern logistics infrastructure that the company may plan to take support from.(5 marks)

 

  1. A. What is containerization and what is the significance of the same with respect to transportation. (5 marks)

b. “Warehousing is just simply storing of goods during transit”- do you agree. (10 marks)

 

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  1. What is AGVS and significance of such material handling systems in logistics (5 marks)
  2. “Railways and Roadways are a backbone of international trade and commerce” critically analyze the statement with respect to the role played by different modes of transportations. (10 marks)

 

  1. A. JIT 2 vs JIT (5 marks)

b. critically examine the use of EOQ as a tool of inventory management (10 marks)

 

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  1. Importance of network analysis (5 marks)
  2. Help identify a cement manufacturing company the various costs of inventory and ways to cut cost and improve profitability. (10 marks)

 

 

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Education Qualification: BMS- N M College (University Rank Holder) PGDBM- Sydenham College M Com- College topper Mr Vipin Saboo has been associated with the following institutes as a visiting faculty Lords college, Malad Patkar College, Goregoan Saraf college, Malad Dalmia college, Malad St Andrews College, Bandra Wilson College, Grant Road Thakur college, Kandivili L N College, Kandivili N K College, Malad Dhanukar College, Vile Parle St Xaviers College, Marine Lines Shroff College, Kandivili KES College, Khar Mr.Vipin Saboo also has more than 5 years of industry expertise with corporate like CRISIL, Motilal Oswal Investment Banking and Yes Bank. Mr. Saboo has also published a text book on Logistics and Supply Chain Management for TYBMS Students.

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Education Qualification: BMS- N M College (University Rank Holder) PGDBM- Sydenham College M Com- College topper Mr Vipin Saboo has been associated with the following institutes as a visiting faculty Lords college, Malad Patkar College, Goregoan Saraf college, Malad Dalmia college, Malad St Andrews College, Bandra Wilson College, Grant Road Thakur college, Kandivili L N College, Kandivili N K College, Malad Dhanukar College, Vile Parle St Xaviers College, Marine Lines Shroff College, Kandivili KES College, Khar Mr.Vipin Saboo also has more than 5 years of industry expertise with corporate like CRISIL, Motilal Oswal Investment Banking and Yes Bank. Mr. Saboo has also published a text book on Logistics and Supply Chain Management for TYBMS Students.

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