MS 55 IGNOU MBA Assignments July-Dec 2015

1. “Logistics is the function that is responsible for the flow of materials into, through and out of an organisation”. Elaborate! Take the case of a Book Publisher and describe the input and output of materials from the Logistics point of view.

2. Explain
(i) Global sourcing and its advantages and disadvantages
(ii) World-class management model with respect to SCM.

3. Write a brief note on the following:
a. Electronic commerce
b. Electronic Data Interchange
c. Bar Coding and Scanning
d. Data Warehouse

4. “The most common method for evaluating non-economic factors in a facility location study is to use a scoring model” Why? Give justifications.

5. Explain how a company can select a third party logistics (3PL) firm on the basis of customer orientation, level of specialization, asset ownership status and price of the service.

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