Organizational buyers include all the buyers in a nation EXCEPT:
In terms of organizational buyers, Amazon.com, Lands' End, and JCPenney would all be classified as:
Which of the following statements about the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is true?
|A)||The NAICS provides information for all countries in North America.|
|B)||In 2005, the SIC classification system will replace the NAICS.|
|C)||The NAICS permits a firm to find the NAICS codes of its present customers and then obtain NAICS-coded lists for similar firms.|
|D)||The NAICS uses a four-digit coding system.|
|E)||The NAICS assigns multiple codes to conglomerates.|
The decision-making process organizations use to establish their need for goods and services and to identify, evaluate, and choose among alternative brands and suppliers is called:
|A)||the consumer purchase decision process.|
|B)||organizational buying behavior.|
|C)||the industrial purchase procedure.|
|E)||the reseller procurement process.|
Saint Gobain Desjonqueres is a company that manufactures perfume bottles for perfume makers. The manufacturer's perfume bottles are a good example of __________ demand because demand for its bottles is so closely related to consumer demand for perfume.
Which of the following possible aspects of consumer buying decisions is LEAST likely to enter into an organizational buying decision?
|A)||comparison of product performance with expectations|
|B)||decision based on highest overall evaluation|
|C)||alternatives evaluated on important criteria|
|D)||information gathered from internal and external searches|
|E)||problem recognition triggered by self-actualization motives|
When the Federal Trade Commission purchases 5,000 laptops for its headquarters it is operating as a(n)
Scandinavian Airlines System recently announced the purchase of 35 Boeing 737-600 airliners, with the option to buy another 35 for a total of $2.4 billion. SAS called Boeing "a professional and solid supplier." Deliveries began in the late 1990s and will continue for some years to come. This arrangement between Boeing and SAS is an example of:
|D)||a long-term buyer-seller relationship.|
|E)||a tying arrangement.|
Several people often participate in the organizational buying process. Called __________, these people share common goals, risks, and knowledge important to a purchase decision.
|B)||a feasibility study group|
|D)||a buying center|
When the salesperson told the safety engineer his company needed to buy a mercury clean-up kit, the engineer promptly told the salesperson his company did not need such a thing and refused to introduce the salesperson to the company's purchasing agent. In this instance, the safety engineer acted in which buying center role?
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp recently sold three Gulfstream V business jets to the Israeli Ministry of Defense for use as Special Electronic Mission Aircraft. One of the hardest jobs the Gulfstream sales team had to perform during the negotiations was to convince the __________ they should be allowed to present the information about Gulfstream planes to the other people in the buying center who were taking the role of buyers, users, deciders, and influencers.
The secretary of a marketing department called the university purchasing department to place his weekly order for six cartons of white computer paper. This purchase would most likely be an example of a:
The operations engineer for a manufacturer of dog food submitted a request to the company's purchasing agent to buy two-way radios for each manager in the production area. The engineer believes he could provide a higher level of service for the manufacturer's employees if he could be in frequent contact with the production area. There are twelve supervisors who would be eligible for the radios. Since the company has never tried to use any kind of wireless internal communication system before, this would be an example of a:
Russ Ross, the owner of a construction company specializing in single family homes, was faced with a problem. His workers relied on Black & Decker brand air-powered hammers to reduce construction time. Recently, the workers informed him several of the hammers were worn out and needed to be replaced. After talking with other members of the buying center, Mr. Ross decided to purchase Dewalt brand air hammers because of their reduced weight and the longer warranties offered by Dewalt. Ross and the other members of the organizational buying center were engaged in what type of organizational buying decision?
|B)||new task buy|
|C)||modified new task buy|
|E)||straight new buy|
Responder Plus Level A vapor protective suit is state-of-the-art. The $790 orange suit will protect the individual wearing it from a broad group of harmful vapors and spills. When the safety engineer noticed a tear in the one that the company has employees wear when cleaning toxic storage bins, he alerted the purchasing agent the current suit was no longer useable. In terms of the organizational buying process, this is the __________ stage.
__________ means that the demand for industrial products and services is driven by demand for consumer products and services.
In the __________ stage of the organizational buying process, design and production engineers draft product specifications.
HotOffTheWire.com is a Web wholesaling environment where small and medium-sized retailers can purchase consumer goods merchandise. While retailers use the site to purchase consumer goods for their stores, manufacturers use the site to offer their products to retailers. This __________ provides capabilities and benefits to both buyers and sellers equally.
|B)||Web stock exchange|
|C)||Web commerce room|
HotOffTheWire.com is a Web wholesaling environment where small and medium-sized retailers can purchase consumer goods merchandise. While retailers use the site to purchase consumer goods for their stores, manufacturers use the site to offer their products to retailers. Because hotoffthewire.com is an independent trading community, you know that:
|A)||it charges a fee for its services.|
|B)||it deals with thousands of geographically dispersed buyers and sellers.|
|C)||its product offerings are time sensitive due to potential perishability and obsolescence.|
|D)||its buyers find its offerings and its suppliers easily comparable.|
|E)||all of the above are true.|
If a company wanted to get rid of an inventory of excess wooden pallets by attracting the greatest number of potential buyers online, it could use a(n) __________ to locate the company that was willing to pay the highest amount for the used pallets.