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Contemporary Logistics, 11th Edition, 2015, Paul R. Murphy - Quiz 11

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LOGISTICS, GLOBAL LOGISTICS, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2016

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Logistis, Global Logistics, International Logistics, Supply Chain Management

 

 

CHAPTER 11: PACKAGING AND MATERIALS HANDLING

 

Multiple Choice Questions (correct answers are bolded)

 

  1. Product density refers to a product’s ____.

 

  1. volume
  2. weight
  3. weight per volume
  4. fragility
  5. none of the above

 

  1. Which of the following statements is false?

 

  1. a product’s chemical characteristics have little to no influence on the way the product is handled
  2. some products can be exposed to freezing weather; others cannot
  3. the various properties of goods must be made known to consumers to help them make the correct buying decision and properly care for the product
  4. perishable products require special packaging as they move from source to customer
  5. all of the above are true

 

  1. Which of the following statements regarding perishable products is false?

 

    1. they require special storage

 

  1. they require special monitoring
  2. they require special loading
  3. they require special packaging
  4. all of the above are true

 

  1. The building blocks concept is associated with which logistics function?

 

  1. warehousing
  2. packaging
  3. materials handling
  4. inventory management

 

  1. ____ refers to materials used for the containment, protection, handling, delivery, and presentation of goods.

 

  1. materials management
  2. materials handling
  3. procurement
  4. packaging

 

  1. Each of the following is a shipping hazard that a package may be exposed to except ____.

 

  1. retraction
  2. vibration
  3. compression
  4. rough handling
  5. all of the above are shipping hazards for a package

 

  1. Which of the following is false?

 

  1. package labeling is usually done at the end of the assembly line
  2. pictures are preferable to words for labeling a product
  3. labeling regulations may differ from country to country
  4. labeling requirements within a particular country can vary from state to state (province to province)
  5. all of the above are true

 

  1. As a general rule, labeling requirements and enforcement tends to be more stringent in ____ countries than in ____ countries.

 

  1. larger; smaller
  2. older; younger
  3. economically developed; economically developing
  4. smaller; larger

 

  1. The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) was developed by the ____.

 

  1. International Chamber of Commerce
  2. World Trade Organization
  3. World Bank
  4. United Nations

 

  1. Which of the following is not a key piece of classification and labeling information provided by the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)?

 

  1. a signal word (e.g., “danger”)
  2. a picture of the chemical or hazardous material
  3. a symbol
  4. a hazard statement (e.g., “severe projection hazard”)
  5. all of the above are key pieces of GHS information

 

  1. Over 80% of customers view packaging as ____.

 

  1. irrelevant to the purchase decision
  2. one of the least important logistics activities
  3. deceptive
  4. a major environmental issue

 

  1. Biodegradable plastics cost ____ as much as conventional plastics.

 

  1. two times
  2. three times
  3. four times
  4. five times

 

  1. Which of the following is not a characteristic of plastic packaging?

 

  1. lack of versatility
  2. takes a long time to biodegrade
  3. plastic is dependent on petroleum
  4. plastic litter can kill marine animals
  5. all of the above are characteristics of plastic packaging

 

  1. Which of the following is not an environmentally-friendly packaging strategy that firms might adopt?

 

  1. reduce the amount of packing materials used
  2. use more environmentally-friendly packaging materials
  3. use reusable containers
  4. retain or support services that collect the used package and recycle it
  5. all of the above are strategies

 

  1. ____ systems consider the reverse flow of products, their reuse, and the marketing and distribution of recovered products.

 

  1. eco-
  2. open-loop
  3. closed-loop
  4. dynamic

 

  1. How many countries in the world do not currently use the metric system of measurement?

 

  1. five
  2. three
  3. two
  4. zero

 

  1. Which of the following is not a logistical consequence of packaging inefficiency?

 

  1. increased loss
  2. increased damage
  3. higher storage costs
  4. slower materials handling
  5. all of the above are logistical consequences

 

  1. What has been described as the “last frontier” of logistics savings opportunities?

 

  1. information technology
  2. transportation consolidation
  3. packaging inefficiencies
  4. inventory management
  5. none of the above

 

  1. A “box-maker’s certificate” ____.

 

  1. refers to what box makers receive upon finishing their training
  2. is given in recognition of superior box making ability
  3. assures that boxes are free from any visible defects
  4. d. assures railroads and motor carriers that boxes are sufficiently sturdy to meet their handling requirements

 

  1. What organization regulates the packaging of international air shipments?

 

  1. International Air Transport Association
  2. United Nations
  3. World Trade Organization
  4. International Chamber of Commerce

 

  1. A unit load involves ____.

 

  1. a convoy of rail cars carrying the same product
  2. loading an entire vehicle with shipments from three or fewer shippers
  3. the usage of a pallet rack system of storage
  4. consolidation of several units into larger units to improve efficiency in handling and to reduce shipping costs

 

  1. A major advantage of the unit load is ____.

 

  1. its environmental friendliness
  2. mechanical devices can be substituted for manual labor
  3. its value to companies that deal in small quantities
  4. that it simplifies transportation requirements

 

  1. Which of the following is false?

 

  1. the unit load is of limited value to shippers that deal in smaller quantities
  2. unit loads may discourage pilferage
  3. the unit load allows mechanical devices to be substituted for manual labor
  4. pallets suffer from a lack of standardized sizes, particularly in the U.S.
  5. all of the above are true

 

  1. The ____ has established six international pallet size standards.

 

  1. World Trade Organization
  2. International Chamber of Commerce
  3. International Standards Organization
  4. United Nations

 

  1. The basic unit in unit loading is a ____.

 

  1. box
  2. crate
  3. pallet
  4. container

 

  1. A major drawback to metal and plastic pallets is their ____.

 

  1. lifespan
  2. price
  3. weight
  4. incompatibility with existing forklifts

 

  1. ____ pounds is the approximate weight at which there is a noticeable increase in injuries, particularly back injuries, from manual handling.

 

  1. 25
  2. 40
  3. 50
  4. 60
  5. none of the above

 

  1. From a space utilization perspective, one pallet occupies ____ times more space than a plastic slip sheet.

 

  1. 80
  2. 60
  3. 40
  4. 20

 

  1. ____ refers to the short distance movement that usually takes place within the confines of a building such as a plant or distribution center and between a building and a transportation service provider.

 

  1. physical distribution
  2. materials management
  3. warehousing
  4. materials handling

 

  1. With respect to density, a vehicle loaded with ____ is most likely to cube out (cubic capacity is filled before reaching its weight capacity).

 

  1. grain
  2. coal
  3. soybeans
  4. gravel

 

  1. A dry bulk material’s ____ is important for determining the quantity that can be stored in a given location.

 

  1. viscosity
  2. specific gravity
  3. angle of repose
  4. market value
  5. none of the above

 

  1. ____ refers to the interaction between workers and workplace conditions.

 

  1. rhochrematics
  2. labor relations
  3. human resource management
  4. ergonomics

 

  1. The total cost of ownership is associated with which of the 10 materials handling principles?

 

  1. life cycle cost principle
  2. planning
  3. system
  4. standardization
  5. none of the above

 

 

  1. It is important that the materials handling equipment be aligned with an organization’s objectives, customers, and ____.

 

  1. suppliers
  2. top management
  3. products
  4. stakeholders

 

  1. Which of the following is false?

 

  1. racks and bins are examples of storage equipment
  2. automation refers to equipment that complements, rather than replaces, human contact
  3. forklifts can be dangerous
  4. in a part-to-picker system, the pick location is brought to the picker
  5. all of the above are true

 

True-False Questions

 

  1. Packaging and materials handling decisions can be made in isolation from other logistics activities. (False)

 

  1. The physical characteristics of some goods change while they are moving in the logistics channel. (True)

 

  1. Certain products should not, for safety or health reasons, be packaged together. (True)

 

  1. Procurement can be thought of in terms of the building-blocks concept. (False)

 

  1. One general function of packaging is to identify the relevant product. (True)

 

  1. The severity of the distribution environment is the primary consideration in properly designing a protective packaging system. (False)

 

  1. When new products or new packaging techniques are about to be introduced, it is somewhat advisable to have the packages pretested. (True)

 

  1. Shipping hazards include vibrations, dropping, rough handling, and overexposure to extreme temperatures. (True)

 

  1. Most package labeling takes place at the end of the assembly line. (True)

 

  1. As a general rule, labeling requirements and enforcement tend to be more stringent in larger countries (based on population) than in smaller countries. (False)

 

  1. Failure to comply with labeling guidelines can result in surcharges, administrative fees, or penalty charges. (True)

 

  1. The International Chamber of Commerce developed the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). (False)

 

  1. Approximately 50% of consumers view packaging as a major environmental issue. (False)

 

  1. Biodegradable plastics cost approximately three times as much as conventional plastics. (False)

 

  1. Plastic packaging tends to be cheaper, more versatile, and more consumer-friendly than paper packaging. (True)

 

  1. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), commonly referred to as vinyl, is considered a friendly plastic because it has few, if any, potential side effects. (False)

 

  1. Reusable containers work best in a closed-loop system. (True)

 

  1. The United States is the only country in the world that does not currently use the metric system of measurement. (False)

 

  1. Transportation consolidation has been described as the “last frontier” of logistics savings opportunities. (False)

 

  1. Carriers’ tariffs and classifications influence the type of packaging and packing methods that must be used. (True)

 

  1. A “box maker’s certificate” assures that boxes are free from any visible defects. (False)

 

  1. When a unit load is secured to a pallet, it is more difficult for pilferage to take place. (True)

 

  1. The major advantage of the unit load is that it enables mechanical devices to be substituted for manual labor. (True)

 

  1. The World Trade Organization has established six international pallet size standards. (False)

 

  1. The retail package is the basic unit in unit loading. (False)

 

  1. In the United States, the majority of pallets are made of wood. (True)

 

  1. Plastic pallets tend to be less expensive than wooden or metal pallets. (False)

 

  1. Fifty pounds is a significant weight in many logistics systems because it represents the approximate weight at which there is a noticeable increase in injuries. (True)

 

  1. Advances in technology have created stronger plastics that can be used for slip sheets and this has resulted in a corresponding decrease in damage rates. (True)

 

  1. Load-planning software can be used to suggest how to load a container with different sizes of cartons. (True)

 

  1. “Weighing out” refers to a container that has been weighed prior to its departure from a container yard. (False)

 

  1. Materials handling deals with the short distance movement that usually takes place within the confines of a building such as a plant or DC and between a building and a transportation service provider. (True)

 

  1. Iron ore is more likely than coal to cube out a vehicle (i.e., equipment’s cubic capacity is filled before reaching its weight capacity). (False)

 

  1. A material’s angle of repose refers to the size of angle that would be formed by the side of a conical stack of that material. (True)

 

  1. The “standardization principle” is generally regarded as the most important of the 10 material handling principles. (False)

 

  1. The total cost of ownership is associated with the system principle of material handling. (False)

 

  1. Ergonomics refers to the interaction between workers and workplace conditions. (True)

 

  1. Automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) are an example of mechanized materials handling equipment. (False)

 

  1. It has been suggested that automation becomes economically viable only when a facility handles at least 50,000 cartons a day. (True)

 

  1. As a general rule, picker-to-part systems are preferable to part-to-picker systems. (False)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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