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IB0016(IB0019)-Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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Master of Business Administration - MBA Semester 4
IB0016-Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Assignment (60 Marks)
Note: Answers for 10 marks questions should be approximately of 400 words. Each question is
followed by evaluation scheme. Each Question carries 10 marks 6 X 10=60.
Q1. Logistical development varies from country to country. Discuss the factors influencing
Answer. There are several factors that affect logistics. These issues need to be anticipated,
prepared for and taken advantage of for a company to be successful in today’s market. They are
Q2. Analyze and discuss market-accommodation flow with respect to operational, planning and
control and behavioral context.
Answer. Market accommodation flow, which reflects post-sales service administration and
reverse logistics, including product recalls and recycling. Market accommodation also enables
effective supply chain planning through exchanging information on sales and product use.
Q3. Write short notes on:
a) Bulk cargo
b) Container vessel
Answer. a. Bulk Cargo
Bulk Cargo – is a cargo which can be carried and stored in large quantities. Market demand of
such goods does not change frequently. Such cargoes are low unit value. There is no risk of
deterioration or obsolence in case of bulk cargo. Commodities like food grains, fertilizers, building
materials and petroleum products are considered bulk cargo. Bulk cargo is further divided into dry
Q4. How is ocean liner conferences formed? What are the types of liner associations?
Answer. Ocean liner conference
A Liner Conference can be defined as "a group of two or more vessel operating carriers which
provide internationa liner services for the carriage of cargo on a particular route or routes within
specific geographical limits and which has an agreement or arrangement within the framework of
which they operate under uniform or common freight rates and any other agreed conditions with
Q5. What are logistics intermediaries? Explain the different types of intermediaries and their
strategic approaches.
Answer. Meaning
Logistics intermediary: A party who arranges shipping, warehousing, distribution and other goods
movement on behalf of goods providers and shipping companies.
Q6. Describe the various measures that must be taken while transporting the hazardous
Answer. These 11 rules are presented in no particular order. They are all top priorities for
chemical handlers. However, feel free to rearrange them in whatever order you think is best for
your workplace, your workers, and your material hazards.
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