All About SCMAT


SCMAT is the acronym of Supply Chain Management Aptitude Test designed, developed, and delivered by Integrated Institute of Supply Chain Management (IISCM), a unit of Fhyzics Business Consultants Private Limited.

The purpose of SCMAT is to help organisations to quickly evaluate the Supply Chain Competencies of their new recruits or existing employees. Many of our client organisations also use SCMAT to preselect the potential candidates for certification programs such as CIOP, CSCP, CPIM, CLTD and CIPS certifications.

1. SCMAT is a 60 minutes online examination administered through Fhyzics’ Learning Management System (LMS).
2. It contains 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with 4 options.
3. The most appropriate option needs to be selected.
4. There is no negative mark.
5. All questions carry equal marks.
6. Maximum mark is 50.
7. Click here to access SCMAT.
8. Please take the SCMAT in your allotted time.
9. The scores will be provided to the organiser in your organisation.

Types of Questions:
  • Multiple Choice Question (Simple)
  • Multiple Choice Question (Case Study)
  • Match the Following
  • Assertion and Reasoning

Sample Multiple Choice Question (Simple)
Which one of following is an inventory type?
A) Anticipation Inventory
B) Safety Stock
C) Work-In-Process
D) Independent Demand

Answer: C
Explanation: Anticipation inventory and safety stock are the functions of inventory and independent demand is the nature of demand.

Sample Multiple Choice Question (Case Study)
Case: Vijay Home Appliances Private Limited is one of the leaders in design, manufacturing, and distribution of home appliances across India. To support the spare parts and consumable requirements of their customer, the company decided to setup 5000 sq. feet Parts Distribution Centre (PDCs) in 50 million plus cities in India. Hence this is going to be a massive investment for this mid-size company. Now some of the major concerns for the company is the high cost of land, construction, and labour in these cities.

Which one of the following will be the major driver(s) in the PDC functional design at Vijay Home Appliances Private Limited?
A. Order Management and Fast Customer Service
B. The portfolio of spare parts and consumables at each PDC
C. Cube Utilisation and Level of Automation
D. Product Durability and Packaging

Answer: C
Explanation: The most appropriate one is the high cube utilisation and high level of automation due to the high cost of land and high cost of labour.

Match the following:

c.Capacity Control
d.Resource Planning


Please choose the right combination:
A. 1-a; 2-b; 3-c; 4-d
B. 1-d; 2-b; 3-a; 4-c
C. 1-d; 2-a; 3-b; 4-c
D. 1-a; 2-b; 3-d; 4-c

Answer: B
Explanation: The following are the priority planning and their respective capacity planning pairs under Manufacturing Planning and Control.
  • S&OP – Resource Planning
  • MPS – Rough Cut Capacity Planning (RCCP)
  • MRP – Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP)
  • PAC – Capacity Control

Assertion and Reasoning
Assertion means a statement and reason means an explanation about that statement.
Assertion: Bullwhip effect means a small change in information on the downstream drastically affect the inventory position on the upstream.
Reason: Companies build high levels of inventory to cover the demand side volatility.

Which one of the following fits for the above assertion and reason?
A. Assertion and reason are correct, and reason is the correct explanation of assertion.
B. Assertion and reason are correct, but reason is not the apt explanation for assertion.
C. Assertion is correct
D. Reason is correct


Answer: B
Explanation: Assertion clearly explains what bullwhip effect means. The reason is also correct that companies rely on high inventory levels to satisfy their customers. But the reason for bullwhip effect is due to
  • Over or Under Forecasting
  • Economies of Scale in Ordering
  • Economies of Scale in Transportation
  • Price Discounts
  • Promotions etc.

Any questions or clarifications related to SCMAT and other certifications in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, New Product Development and Business Analysis, please reach out to our Certifications Manager at certifications@fhyzics.net or call at +91-900-304-9000.



Written by IISCM

Integrated Institute of Supply Chain Management, a unit of Fhyzics Business Consultants Private Limited specialising in supply chain management consulting and education. IISCM trains and certifies SCM professionals in procurement, supply chain management, inventory, and warehousing.

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