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How Well Do You Know Shipping and Logistics? | Supply Chain Quiz

How well do you really know shipping and logistics? We put together this quiz to test your knowledge and help you learn a thing or two!  

Share this quiz with how many questions you got correct (answer key at the bottom...no cheating!).  

1) How many employees does FedEx have?

A. 1,000,000

B. 650,000

C. 500,000

D. 600,000

2) How many employees does UPS have?

A. 1,000,000

B. 543,000

C. 1,005,000

D. 400,000

3) When was UPS founded?

A. August 1907

B. February 1955  

C. October 1900

D. January 1980

4) When was FedEx founded?

A. August 1982

B. September 1970

C. April 1973

D. November 1920

5) When was the “trucker hat” first created?  

A. 1950s

B. 1970s

C. 1990s

D. 1960s

6) What does DHL stand for?  

A. Deutsche, Holland, and Lyonn

B. Deutsche, Hammerstein, and Lark

C. Dalsey, Hillblom, and Lynn

D. Dynasty, Height, Legacy

7) Do UPS and FedEx have the same package restrictions?  

A. Yes

B. No

8) What percentage of U.S. small businesses experienced supply chain delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

A. 25%

B. 41%

C. 36%

D. 38%

9) The Transportation Management System (TMS) is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of ________ from 2021 to 2028.

A. 8.9%

B. 11.7%

C. 4.5%

D. 12.3%

10) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what was the estimated value for out-of-stock items in 2020?  

A. $1.14 trillion

B. $984 million  

C. $457 million

D. $1.53 trillion  

11) How many people are employed in transportation and warehousing?

A. 2 million

B. 11 million

C. 6 million

D. 4 million  

12) In what year did American truck driver, Malcom McLean, come up with the idea to stack containers on ships?

A. 1953

B. 1956

C. 1962

D. 1948

13) What is the largest port in the world?

A. Shanghai, China

B. Shenzhen, China

C. Singapore

D. Los Angeles, California  

14) According to the World Shipping Council, how many shipping containers are lost at sea every year?

A. 10,737

B. 739

C. 6,926

D. 1,382

15) Chuck Nowland, the main character in Castaway is an executive for which carrier?

A. UPS  

B. FedEx

C. DHL

D. USPS


Answer Key:

1) D. 600,000

2) B. 543,000

3) A. August 1907

4) C. April 1973

5) B. 1970s  

6) C. Dalsey, Hillblom, and Lynn

7) A. Yes (150 lbs, 108” in length, 165” in length and girth)

8) D. 38%

9) B. 11.7%

10) A. $1.14 trillion  

11) C. 6 million

12) B. 1956

13) A. Shanghai, China

14) D. 1,382

15) B. FedEx

Sources:

https://www.zippia.com/advice/supply-chain-statistics/

https://www.fedex.com/en-us/about/company-structure.html

https://about.ups.com/us/en/our-company/global-presence/corporate-facts.html

https://www.fedex.com/en-us/about/history.html  

https://www.bls.gov/iag/tgs/iag48-49.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DHL

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