Leveraging Core Competencies in Operations & Supply Chain Management


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What are activities or processes that the firm does better than anyone else?

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1. What is another term to describe core competencies?

2. What is a long-term competitive advantage that cannot be easily copied or improved by the competition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With the accompanying quiz/worksheet combo you will be able to test your understanding of how companies can enhance their supply chain and operations management by exploiting those areas of their business in which they are already most competent. You will be quizzed on terms and definitions associated with this practice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on terms referring to:

  • Those areas of a business in which it is most competent
  • The most sustainable features of a business
  • The misalignment of a company's business practices with the needs of its customers
  • Something that is not a core competency

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of supply chain and operations management
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as supply chain management system
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding terms associated with leveraging technology, providing higher quality products, and meeting customer demands in order to improve a company's competitiveness

Additional Learning

To learn more about how companies leverage core competencies in operations and supply chain management, review the accompanying lesson entitled Leveraging Core Competencies in Operations and Supply Chain Management. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Competency in operations
  • Competency in supply chain management
  • Impediments to achieving competency in business