MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY
REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS
2015/2016 ACADEMIC YEAR
THIRD YEAR FIRST SEMESTER
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
COURSE CODE: BBM 346
COURSE TITLE: LOGISTICS SYSTEMS
DATE: 12TH MAY 2016 TIME: 8.30- 11:30 AM
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
1. Answer Question ONE and any other THREE questions.
This paper consists of TWO printed pages. Please turn over.
(a) Discuss the meaning and scope of logistical systems. (5 marks )
(b) Explain the significance of the Just-In-Time systems. (5 marks)
(c) State and explain the distribution strategies. (5 marks)
(d) Discuss the important factors considered in the packing process. (5 marks)
(e) Discuss the importance of vendor managed inventory. (5 marks)
(a) Discuss the metrics for evaluating third party logistics. (10 marks)
(b) Explain the meaning and state the types of vendor managed inventories.
(a) Discuss the importance of quick response manufacturing system.
(b) Explain the management structure of logistics systems. (5 marks)
(a) Discuss the types of warehouses in detail. (10 marks)
(b) State the considerations for fourth party logistics. (5 marks)
Discuss the reasons why companies opt for third party logistics in carrying out their functions in detail. (15 marks).