MGT 342 Homework #1NOTE: Most students work the homework assignments out in pencil and paper – scan theminto a .pdf file and submit them to the appropriate Dropbox. Others, typically thosewithout a scanner, work them in a Word .doc or Word .docx file and submit them to theappropriate Dropbox in this way.SHORT ANSWER – Please provide a two to three sentence answer to each question.1. According to the book, what can be argued as the glue that holds the supply chain together?2. What is the main source of consumer enlightenment?3. What is one major impact of rising energy costs with respect to sourcing?ESSAY – (Please select two of the following questions and provide a one to three paragraph response)1. Explain how globalization has changed the economic landscape.2. How have enlightened consumers changed the economic environment?3. How has government policy and regulation changed the economic environment?4. How does transportation impact economic growth?MGT 342 Homework #2: Transportation Regulation and Costing/PricingNOTE: Most students work the homework assignments out in pencil and paper – scan theminto a .pdf file and submit them to the appropriate Dropbox. Others, typically thosewithout a scanner, work them in a Word .doc or Word .docx file and submit them to theappropriate Dropbox in this way.SHORT ANSWER – Please provide a two to three sentence answer to each question.1. The main objective of deregulation in transportation was?2. An oligopoly can be defined as:3. What the primary mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration?ESSAY – (Please select two of the following questions and provide a one to three paragraph response)1. What is the role of industry associations in connection with transportation policy development?2. Transportation project planning is described as a public activity where purely financial return is not theoverriding benefit to be attained. Give the reasons why this activity is a major part of the publicactivity in the U.S. economy.3. Transportation safety continues to receive significant government attention. Is this linked to economicderegulation? Explain your answer. What is the intent of federal safety regulations?4. Distinguish between the terms “rates” and “price” as relates to transportation?5. Define and discuss Cost of Service Pricing.6. What is the current status of rates under deregulation?Homework Assignment #3 : Air, Water, and PipelineNOTE: Most students work the homework assignments out in pencil and paper – scan theminto a .pdf file and submit them to the appropriate Dropbox. Others, typically thosewithout a scanner, work them in a Word .doc or Word .docx file and submit them to theappropriate Dropbox in this way.SHORT ANSWER – Please provide a two to three sentence answer to each question.1. The most widely known case of drugs and/or alcohol resulting in a transportation disaster is?2. What was the passenger fatality rate for autos versus airlines in 2006?3. How many ports are there in the U.S.?ESSAY – (Please select two of the following questions and provide a one to three paragraph response)1. What is the nature of water transportation and trace the developmental importance of the mode.2. What is are at least two of the unique aspects of the pipeline industry?3. Describe the role of gathering lines and trunk lines in pipeline operations.4. Since pipelines transport liquids, how do they keep the various liquids from mixing together?What happens in they do mix?5. Why are water terminals provided by the public and operated by local government agencies?6. Discuss and describe the competition as it relates to the water carriers.Using Case Study in Chapter One, “The Red Ball Express” or the Case Study in Chapter Two, “Opportunity Knocks” prepare a paper that is consistent with the syllabus requirements.Although there are no limitations to the length of the paper required for case study assignments, in general, the paper should be at least two pages with double spacing. Be sure to follow all APA requirements.Submit your Case Study assignment to the appropriate course Dropbox2Complete a response to the one of the case studies at the end of Chapter Five, “Hardee Transportation” or “Squire Transportation,” or the end of Chapter Six, “CBN Railway Company” or Railroad Regulation.”Although there are no limitations to the length of the paper required for case study assignments, in general, the paper should be at least two pages with double spacing. Be sure to follow all APA requirements.Submit your Case Study assignment to the appropriate course Dropbox3Complete a response to the one of the case studies at the end of Chapter Nine, “Young Again Pharmaceuticals” or “Tiger Golf.”Although there are no limitations to the length of the paper required for case study assignments, in general, the paper should be at least two pages with double spacing. Be sure to follow all APA requirements.Submit your Case Study assignment to the appropriate course Dropbox

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