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CHAPTER 9: DISTRIBUTION CENTER, WAREHOUSE, AND PLANT LOCATION
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1. The initial focus in facility location is on a ____.
2. Which of the following statements is false?
poorly located facilities do not impact logistical effectiveness
3. ____ is the most popular location for near-sourcing among companies that do business in North America.
4. In 2010, the three most populous U.S. states were located in the West, Southwest, and ____.
5. What two countries account for approximately one-third of the world's population?
China and India
6. A locavore strategy ____.
refers to purchasing locally grown or produced foods
7. The general trend in recent years has been for companies to do what with their distribution networks?
reduce the number of facilities
8. A pure material ____.
is one that loses no weight in manufacturing
9. The processing point for a pure material ____.
can be anywhere near the source and the market
10. The processing point for a weight-losing raw material ____.
should be near its source
11. The processing point for a weight-gaining raw material ____.
should be near the final market
12. Over the past quarter century, discussion of natural resources and facility location has increasingly factored in ____ considerations.
13. Which of the following is false?
all of the above are true
a. pure materials lose no weight in processing
b. with weight-gaining products the processing point should be close to the market
c. water is a requirement for the location of many facilities
d. a 250,000 square foot distribution center might require at least 50 acres of land for construction purposes
14. Labor force ____ are a key locational determinant as supply chains become more global in nature.
15. ____ plants, which are located just south of the U.S.-Mexican border, provide much needed jobs to Mexican workers and allow for low-cost, duty-free production so long as all goods are exported from Mexico.
16. Which of the following is not a key shortcoming of the sweatshops associated with the electronics industry?
poor workplace ventilation
17. Right-to-work laws refer to a situation where ____.
an individual cannot be compelled to join a union as a condition of employment
18. All of the following are true except ____.
there has been a decrease in maquiladoras in recent years
19. An expatriate refers to a person who ____.
is sent to work in other countries for extended periods of time
20. Turnover rates for expatriate workers current run between ____ percent.
20 and 40
21. From a business perspective, ____ taxes are analogous to the personal property taxes paid by individuals.
22. A general rule of thumb is that the services received represent only about ____ percent of the taxes paid.
23. Which of the following statements is false?
all of the above are true
a. the accessibility of highway transportation often ranks as one of the most important criteria in facility location
b. transportation considerations are a key aspect of facility location decisions
c. a poor facility location can increase transportation costs as well as negatively impact customer service
d. a centralized facility location can maximize a facility's service area
24. The existence of transportation competition, whether intermodal or intramodal, tends to ____.
have both cost and service benefits to a user
25. ____ refers to the net advantages that can be gained by a sharing of common locations by various enterprises.
26. Supplier parks are a concept that developed around ____ and their suppliers in Europe.
27. With respect to commodity flows, logisticians are especially interested in ____ and ____.
how much is being produced where it is being shipped
28. The European Union's expansion into Central and Eastern European countries has resulted in the Czech Republic and ____ becoming favored distribution sites because of their relatively central location.
29. Which of following is not a possible quality of life consideration in facility location?
all of the above are quality of life considerations
a. cost of living
b. crime rate
c. educational opportunities
d. the weather
30. A brownfield is ____.
a property for which use and redevelopment is complicated by past use
31. A free trade zone refers to an area ____.
in which products can be stored, exhibited, or processed without being subjected to duties and quotas unless they enter the customs territory of the zone country
32. The center-of-gravity approach to location analysis minimizes ____.
distance to existing facilities
33. How does the weighted center-of-gravity approach to location analysis differ from the center-of-gravity approach to location analysis?
the weighted approach considers shipment volume
34. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act mandates that employers give ____ days' notice about plant closings and mass layoffs.
35. Which of the following is not a possible reason for a facility closing?
all of the above are possible reasons
a. eliminating redundant capacity in mergers and acquisitions
b. poor planning
c. improving supply chain efficiency
d. insufficient volume of business
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