Operations and Supply Chain Quiz OPEP Club, IIM Raipur
1. This was created by a group of professors at MIT Sloan School of Management in early 1960s to demonstrate a number of key principles of supply chain management. It is played by teams of at least four players, often in heated competition, and takes one to one and a half hours to complete. What in the world of Supply Chain Management is am I referring to ?
2. In 1969, just months after the world had marvelled at Neil Armstrongs first steps on the moon, a company founded by Larry Hillbloom, Adrian Dalsey and Robert Lynn , took another small step that would have a profound impact on the way the world does business. This company began to ship papers by airplane from San Francisco to Honolulu. With this concept, a new industry was born: international air express, the rapid delivery of documents and shipments by airplane. Name the company
2. First letter in the surname of the founders
3. Who about what – It took 7882 different jobs to complete one unit. He noted that of these 7882 specialised jobs, 749 required „strong able bodied and physically perfect men, 3338 need men of merely ordinary physical strength, most of the rest could be performed by women and older children‟. And he continued coolly „ we found that 670 could be filled by legless men, 2637 by one legged men, two by armless men, 715 by one armed men and 10 by blind men‟. ?
4. This company was founded in 1888 in Newcastle by Albert______, hauling coal with horse and cart. It became part of the Peko Wallsend Group in the 1960s when it transported goods associated with diversified mining and manufacturing activities. Name the company
4. Toll Holdings Limited is Australias largest transport company, based in Melbourne, Victoria. The company has operations in road, rail, sea and air in 55 countries.
5. Identify the factory that was established more than 150 years back...today the place lends it name to a famous brand.
6. He grew up in the small town of Robertsdale, Alabama, the son of a retired shipyard worker, and earned an MBA from Duke University after getting a bachelor‟s degree in industrial engineering. He had worked for 12 years in PC logistics at IBM and was a vice president at Compaq .He joined his new company in 1998 as senior vice president of operations. Identify the person
6. Tim Cook was the COO of Apple before he became the CEO
7.• The history of this company can be traced back to the 1940s when the founder began his career in retailing at J.C. Penney. Michael Terry Duke is the current CEO of this company. Identify the company.
9. La Meta is the spanish name of the novel “The Goal”. Connect is Eliyahu M. Goldratt who is the author of both these Novels
10. In 1950,just after the second world war, a prize was instituted in Japan in the honour of an American. Name the American and Prize?
10. Deming Prize in honour of W. Edwards Deming ,who made significant contributions to Japans reputation for innovative high-quality products and its economic power
11. It is widely believed that Edwin‟s idea that “companies would be more successful if they could call on someone outside their own organizations for expert, impartial advice” gave rise to the profession of „Management Consulting‟. The firm that he started has notable breakthrough ideas to its credit including PERT, Product Life-Cycle and coining of the term „Supply Chain Management‟. Identify the firm.
12. The first assembly line for mass production of automobiles was set up by _________for the ______ in 1901. Six hundred models of his cars were sold in that year, rising to five thousand in 1904.Name the company and automobile
12. Ransom Eli Olds who designed the Curved Dash Oldsmobile
13. Deutsche Post DHL, is the worlds largest courier company Its brands include Deutsche Post ,DHL ,Postbank
14. It was founded by Mr. Subhasish Chakraborty in 1990. Within a short span, the company expanded its delivery network across the country, thereby creating one of Indias Largest Domestic Delivery Networks. Today it is one of the largest Indian companies in the Express industry. Name the company
15. X, while attending Yale in 1960s, wrote a paper for an economics class, outlining overnight delivery service in a computer information age. Folklore suggests that he received a C for this paper, because the professor did not think the idea was feasible. The paper became the idea of Y. Name X and Y
16. The main dome was designed by Ismail Afandi, of the Ottoman Empire and was considered as a premier designer of hemispheres and domes. „Puru from Benarus, Persia (Iran) has been mentioned as a supervising architect. Amanat Khan from Shiraz, Iran was the chief calligrapher. His name has been inscribed at the end of the inscription on the gateway. It took around 20,000 people to work for 22 years to complete and cost of construction was 32 Crore Rupees. What am I referring to ?
17. This company started logistic service in India in 1989 between Madras & Madurai. Then expanded to Hyderabad, Bangalore & Hosur. Presently it is having Pan India presence & network in China & Europe. It won title of “Consumer Super Brand “ in logistics in 2009- 2010. It has recently partnered with Japan‟s leading logistic service provider Kintetsu World Express. Name the company.
18. Many alternative, often contradictory, theories have been proposed regarding the X‟s construction. Many disagree on whether the blocks were dragged, lifted, or even rolled into place. Earlier it was believed that slave labour was used, but modern discoveries suggests it was built by tens of thousands of skilled workers. The labour was organized into a hierarchy, consisting of two gangs of 100,000 men, divided into five zaa or phyle of 20,000 men each, which may have been further divided according to the skills of the workers. Identify X
19. This term means „improvement/change for better‟. When used in the business sense and applied to the workplace, it refers to activities that continually improve all functions, and involves all employees from the CEO to the assembly line workers. Name the term.
20. Recently , Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power has entered into a partnership with a company for offering operation and maintenance services to power plants in India and overseas . Name the company
21. In 1896 Adamiecki invented a novel method to enhance the visibility of production schedules. In 1903 his theory caused a stir in Russian technical circles. In 1931 he published a more widely- known article describing his diagram, which he called the harmonogram or harmonnograf. Adamiecki had, however, published his works in Polish and Russian, languages little known in the English-speaking world. By this time, a similar method had been popularized in the West in another name. In what name do we know this method now ?
22. This company routes package deliveries so that drivers will never turn left. On a two-way street you will see company‟s drivers on both sides and both will only be making right hand turns. Name the Company ?
23. Their first names are Henning and Soren Kristian and they were classmates in Denmark. They came to Mumbai in 1938 and in the early years, they represented Danish manufacturers of dairy equipment for a modest retainer. But with the start of the Second World War in 1939, imports were restricted,compelling them to start a small work-shop to undertake jobs and provide service facilities. Germanys invasion of Denmark in 1940 stopped supplies of Danish products. This crisis forced the partners to stand on their own feet and innovate. They started manufacturing dairy equipment indigenously. These products proved to be a success, and their company came to be recognised as a reliable fabricator with
24. This assessment system is followed by TATA Group to evaluate their group companies on seven core aspects of business. The system works under the aegis of Tata Quality Management Services (TQMS), an in-house organisation mandated to help different Tata companies achieve their excellence in business and improvement goals. It has been modelled on the renowned Malcolm Baldrige awards.Name the assessment model.
25. The concept first appeared in Jay Forresters Industrial Dynamics (1961) and thus it is known as the Forrester effect. It is also known as whiplash effect. What is the other name by which we know this popular concept