Logistics and Materials Management: EXAM

EXAMINATION QUESTION PAPER

 

Assessment Period: MAIN SESSION 2020 / 2021
   
Month Examination to be sat:  

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Module Code: PS2S73
Module Title: Logistics and Materials Management
Duration of Examination (in hours and minutes): 48 hours
Examination paper version number: 1
Suggested Word Count: 1,000 words per answer (+/- 10%)

 

 

The following items are provided to Candidates:

 

·                   Examination answer booklet

·                   Are there any supplementary sheets provided with this examination paper?

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Instructions to Candidates:

 

·                   Calculators are NOT permitted

 

·                   English language dictionaries are NOT permitted

 

·                   This examination paper is a CLOSED  book examination

 

·                   If OPEN BOOK, literature permitted:  ____n/a_________________________

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This paper contains a total of              examination questions over            pages (inc. front sheet)

 

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You are required to answer            questions.

 

 

 

 

 

Question 1

Explain the ways in which an efficient warehouse operation can add value to an organisation.

 

Question 2:

Critically evaluate the importance of effective inventory management with particular reference to the roles of forecasting and inventory classification.

(50 Marks)

 

 

 

 

Question 3

 

  • Distinguish between push and pull production systems, identifying the benefits and challenges or drawbacks of each approach.

(20 marks)

 

  • Critically evaluate the differences between lean and agile concepts, highlighting some of the key principles, advantages and disadvantages of each approach

(30 marks)