CIOP Module-4 Learning Outcome Questions


1. What is strategy?
2. Define strategic business planning.
3. What are deliberate and emergent strategies?
4. List the five forces described by Porter.
5. How bargaining power of suppliers impact competitive rivalry within an industry?
6. How threat of substitute products shape up the competition?
7. Why bargaining power of customers need to be considered while evaluating the industry rivalry?
8. What is threat of a new entrant and how it changes the landscape of competition?
9. Expand PESTLE
10. Explain the elements of PESTLE and how it helps strategy planning.
11. List out the primary activities of Porter’s value chain.
12. List out the support activities of Porter’s value chain.
13. Identify the three primary activities that make up a supply chain.
14. What are the two characteristics that are considered to be internal to the organisation in SWOT?
15. What are the two characteristics that are considered to be external to the organisation in SWOT?
16. Explain the four ways to develop competitive advantage for an organisation.
17. List the four stages of product life cycle.
18. Explain the relationship between the demands on supply chain vis-à-vis the four stages of PLC.
19. List out the four strategies propounded by Ansoff Matrix.
20. Differentiate between the related and unrelated diversification.
21. What are the hard “S” in McKinsey’s 7S and why?
22. Why the Soft “S” are important for an organisation?
23. Why vertical integration is not so popular these days?
24. Enumerate the difference between vertical and horizontal integration.
25. What is a transnational strategy?
26. Describe multi-national strategy.
27. Explain global strategy.
28. Explain the 13 stages of CIPS Procurement Cycle.
29. Draw a P/I Grid and explain its four compartments.
30. What are all the benefits of supply positioning tool?
31. Explain the applications of supplier preferencing tool.
32. Compare the usefulness of four risk management strategies.
33. What is a risk register?

Please follow the below guidelines to have a better understanding of the Learning Outcome Questions.
1. Please refer your class notes.
2. Please refer the class presentations.
3. Please go through the appropriate Supply Chain or Procurement reference books given in this link. The list of books may be exhaustive, so take advantage of college or university or Government libraries.

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