History of Operations & Supply Chain Management


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Which evolutionary development occurred during the 1950s in operations and supply chain management?

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1. What supply chain management tool uses wireless electromagnetic fields to transfer data automatically?

2. Which is one of the first companies to embrace a consumer direct order system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Knowing the history of the development of operations and supply chain management is important, so evaluate your understanding with this quiz and worksheet. Quiz questions have been written to assess your knowledge of companies and processes that have contributed to the growth of supply chain management and operations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to test yourself on these concepts:

  • Tool using wireless electromagnetic fields to send data
  • Revolutionary supply chain management development of the 1950s
  • Manufacturing process where workers are assigned to one specific task
  • Company that transformed the use of a consumer direct ordering system

Skills Practiced

Grow your ability to implement these skill sets by completing the quiz/worksheet duo:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the history of operations and supply chain management from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information -verify that you can read information regarding the automatic transfer of data using electromagnetic fields and interpret it correctly
  • Defining a key concept - confirm that you can accurately define a main abbreviation, EDI

Additional Learning

Find out more by checking out the accompanying lesson entitled History of Operations & Supply Chain Management. You will find these objectives are met in the lesson:

  • Learn what year Henry Ford revolutionized operations and supply chain management
  • Define UPC and identify when it was first implemented to improve supply chain management
  • Understand the efficient systems created in the 1980s by Wal-Mart and Fed Ex
  • Identify the only platform used by Amazon to take orders
  • Learn about Toyota's Lean Manufacturing System