Supply Management 2014 July Knec Past Paper

1. (a) Explain the ways in which supply department would interact with the production department. (10 marks)
(b) Explain the techniques through which the supply chain logistics system could be integrated for effective performance. (10 marks)
2. (a) A firm intends to construct a large storehouse for the storage of various materials.
Explain the factors that the firm would consider in the design of the storehouse. (10 marks)
(b) Explain the criteria which management in organizations use to evaluate the efficiency of an inventory control system. (10 marks)
3. (a) Explain three advantages and two disadvantages of using Periodic Review System in Inventory control. (10 marks)
(b) Explain the various responsibilities of a stores manager in an organization. (10 marks)
4. (a) Explain the measures that a supplies manager may take to reduce packaging costs. (10 marks)
(b) Explain the challenges that a supplies manager would encounter in the operation of materials handling system. (10 marks)
5. (a) Describe the nature of activities entailed in a material handling system. (10 marks)
(b) Highlight the factors which an organization may consider in the selection of an appropriate packaging for its products. (10 marks)
6. (a) Explain the factors which a distribution manager would consider in planning delivery schedules for products to customers. (10 marks)
(b) Explain the challenges that have affected the operations of Railway Transport in Kenya. (10 marks)
7. (a) A certain manufacturing firm has been experiencing problems in performance of its distribution system. Explain the likely causes of poor performance in the distribution system. (10 marks)
(b) Highlight the advantages of using containers in a transportation system. (10 marks)

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