BCM 3250 LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT Click to view

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY
REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS
2018/2019 ACADEMIC YEAR
THIRD YEAR SECOND SEMESTER
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
BACHELOR OF COMMERCE

COURSE CODE: BCM 3250
COURSE TITLE: LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
DATE: 17TH APRIL 2019 TIME: 0830 – 1030 HRS
INSTRUCTIONS:
Answer Question one and any other two questions from this paper

QUESTION ONE (COMPULSORY)
(a) Describe SIX factors which influence logistics systems in business organizations
(6 marks)
(b)Explain SIX factors which determine logistics strategic planning in business
organizations. (6 marks)
(c) Using a time-based process map of logistics planning technique, identify SIX
causes of non-value time activities in business organizations. (6 marks)
d) Examine SIX functions of logistics management (6marks)
e) Evaluate SIX forces driving logistics management Agenda in the 21st century
(6 marks)
QUESTION TWO
a) Assess FIVE benefits which Kenya derives from the construction of Trans African
highway from Cape Town in South Africa to Cairo in Egypt. (5 marks)
b) Describe FIVE steps of logistics strategic process management. (5 marks)
c) Discuss FIVE types of logistics strategies used by corporations across the world
(5 marks)
d) Explain FIVE characteristics of the design methodology of transport planning in
logistics management. (5 marks)
QUESTION THREE
a. Explain FIVE factors which determine positioning and repositioning of logistics
service providers in business environment (5 marks)
b. Elaborate FIVE factors which determine the competitive advantages of logistics
organization in business environment (5 marks)
c. Discuss FIVE benefits of logistics information system in Business organization
(5 marks)
d. Highlight FIVE characteristics of a facilities design project in logistics
management (5 marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) Explain FIVE factors which influence logistics operation design of supply chain
management. (5 marks)
b) Explain FIVE reasons why logistics has become an increasingly important valueadding process in supply chain management (5 marks)
c) Describe the following functions of logistics information system
Planning function
i) Co-ordination function
ii) Customer service communication function
iii) Control function
iv) Database function
(10 marks)
QUESTION FIVE
a. Define the term inventory management and explain why it is important that firms
manage their inventory. [ 5marks]
b. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various modes of transportation of
goods in Kenya. [10 marks]

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