Over time, the customer relationship with vendors has become more impersonal for all of the following reasons except:
customer relationship management systems were developed
Which of the following best describes CRM?
a way of thinking and acting
Which of the following is an important enabler of CRM?
recognizing that there are many customer touch points
Which of the following is not a customer touch point?
none of the above – all are touch points
The complete data on a customer is called:
a 360-degree view
Which of the following is the most important enabler of the 360 degree view of the customer across an organization?
the organization’s data warehouse
Which of the following statements is false?
Data consolidation and 360-degree view mean the same thing.
_____ systems support the front office business processes which directly interact with customers.
_____ includes those areas where customers directly interact with the company.
Which of the follow statements is false about customer interaction centers (CIC)?
In inboard telesales the customer calls the CIC.
The sales, marketing, and service functions are part of:
In _____, company representatives use multiple communication channels to support the communications preferences of customers.
customer interaction centers
_____ is the component of an operational CRM system that automatically records all the aspects in a sales transaction process.
Sales force automation
____ is the practice of marketing additional related products to customers based on a previous purchase.
AT&T sells telephone services that include local and long-distance service, voice mail service, caller ID, and digital subscriber line access to the Internet. This is a form of:
You are in the market for a small economy car. The salesperson has you drive the economy car, and then hands you the keys to a mid-size car of the same brand for you to drive. The salesperson is engaged in:
_____ is a sales strategy where the business person will provide to customers the opportunity to purchase higher-value related products.
_____ is a form of _____.
A check-in kiosk at the airport would be what type of CRM application?
_____ are simple tools for answering repetitive customer questions.
Frequently asked questions
Which of the following statements about loyalty programs is false?
The purpose of loyalty programs is to reward past behavior
_____ systems study customer behavior and perceptions to provide business intelligence.
____ creates statistical models of customer behavior and the value of customer relationships over time.
_____ is a CRM system that is hosted by an external vendor in the vendor’s data center.
Potential problems with on-demand CRM include all of the following except:
increases costs for the organization
The benefits of open-source CRM include all of the following except:
it has more functionality than in-house CRM systems
Trends that have led to the supply chain concept include all of the following except:
modern organizations are buying their suppliers in order to have more transparency along the supply chain
_____ is the ability for all organizations in a supply chain to access or view relevant data on purchased materials as these materials move through their suppliers’ production processes and transportation networks to their receiving docks.
Supply chain visibility
_____ is the time between the receipt of incoming goods and the dispatch of finished, outbound products.
A(n) _____ refers to the flow of materials, information, money, and services from raw material suppliers, through factories and warehouses to the end customers.
A company’s suppliers, suppliers’ suppliers, and the processes for managing them is the:
upstream portion of the supply chain
Packaging, assembly, or manufacturing take place in which segment of the supply chain?
A company’s organization and processes for distributing and delivering products to its final customers is the:
downstream portion of the supply chain
Distribution or dispersal takes place in which segment of the supply chain?
____ are the physical products, raw materials, and supplies that flow along a supply chain.
Returned products, recycled products, and disposal of materials or products are called:
_____ involve money transfers, payments, credit card information and authorization, payment schedules, e-payments, and credit-related data.
Which of the following is not a goal of supply chain management?
to increase cycle time
Interorganizational information systems result in all of the following except:
increased cycle time
In the _____, the production process begins with a forecast.
In the _____, the production process begins with a customer order.
Which of the following is not a problem along the supply chain?
decreased cycle times
The _____ is erratic shifts in orders up and down the supply chain.
The bullwhip effect comes from which of the following?
all of the above
Which of the following is not responsible for the bullwhip effect?
poor supply forecast
Which of the following is not a possible solution to supply chain problems?
Which of the following is not a benefit of EDI?
length of messages is longer
Which of the following is not a limitation of EDI?
it is expensive, but ongoing operating costs are low
The primary goal of extranets is to do which of the following?
foster collaboration between and among business partners
Extranets use _____ technology to make communication over the Internet more secure.
virtual private network
The FedEx extranet that allows customers to track the status of a package is an example of which type of extranet?
a company and its dealers, customers, and/or suppliers
_____ portals automate the business processes involved in purchasing products between a single buyer and multiple suppliers.