A disadvantage of the few suppliers sourcing strategy is


22) A disadvantage of the few suppliers sourcing strategy is: A) the risk of not being ready for technological change. B) the lack of cost savings for customers and suppliers. C) possible violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act. D) the high cost of changing partners. E) the suppliers are lesslikely to undernstand the broad objectives of the procuring fimm and the end customer 23) Drop shipping: A) is equivalent to cross-docking. B) is the opposite of a blanket order. C) means the supplier will ship directly to the end consumer, rather than to the seller. D) is the same thing as keiretsu. E) is a good reason to find a new firm to ship your products THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BEGIN WITH THE NUMBER 51. PLEASE TURN YOUR SCANTRON OVER AND ANSWER THE REMAINING QUESTIONS STARTING AT NUMBER 51 ON SIDE TWO. Each of the remaining questions (51-57) is worth four (4) points. Seatter Diagram-Shipments and Defective Shipments 16 14 12 10 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Shipments A) No inference may be made, not enough data B) There is a neutral relationship between the number of shipments and defective shipments C) There is a negative relationship between the number of shipments and defective shipments D) There is a positive relationship between the number of shipments and defective shipments 51) Consider the chart above, what inference can be made concerning this chart?

Answer

22.D. When you have fewer supplier it becomes difficult to get trusted partners immediately, hence high investment may be involved to get more business for the partner and earn their trust.

23.C. Drop shipping is the concept in which the manufacturer receives the customer details from the retailer and the material is shipped directly to the customer .

24.D. There is a positive relationship between the defective shipment and no. of shipment because as the shipment quantity increases the defective shipments increases too, as visible from the graph.

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