Instructions to candidates:
allowed: Three hours (plus an extra ten minutes’ reading time at the start – do
not write anything during this time)
Answer any FIVE questions
questions carry equal marks. Marks for each question are shown in [ ]
Critically evaluate the contribution of supplier associations to the
international trading system. 
Explain the phases in a typical location selection process. 
time-based mapping process requires careful planning if it is to fulfill its
potential for an organization.
the approach that an organization should undertake when completing a time-based
mapping process. 
Commentators have suggested that one of the most influential developments in
the modern era has been the extensive adoption of just-in-time purchasing.
Analyze the implications of just-in-time purchasing for the logistics function.
and agile supply is now a core concept in logistics. Review the attributes and
features of lean and agile supply. 
Logistics is an area of cost overhead that companies will seek to minimize. Analyze
the main categories of costs that the logistics function is likely to incur.
Review the ways in which the internationalization of logistics networks has
impacted on suppliers and purchasers. 
the contribution of partnerships in terms of their advantages and disadvantages
to supply chain effectiveness.