Question 1

The equipment that is used to load and unload are not sophisticated, and this makes it easy to operate, and they are always wrapped in plastic or sometimes cargo nets to hold them together. Additionally, they can also be used more than once if not damaged during transportation because they have the pellet exchange (Eagles, Toney, Tupil, Lawton, Donovan, Dutt & Rexfelt, 2005). The container is not easy to protect and can be damaged anytime, and so the equipment should be handled with some care.

Question 2

Reliability is an important aspect of trust that can aid in developing or improving relationships. It refers to the insight of the real and actual behavior and conducts the performance of events. For example, if the employer perceives that the employees who should go on a promotion with some company’s products may fail to return. Then it is said that the employees are unreliable hence no trust could not be built on that basis, and the alternative could be best of fit (Clark & Payne, 2006). Moreover, reliability is made based on the past experiences, for example, if the past employees who went on a promotion ran out with the product of the company therefore for the company to put trust upon the new staff, they might have shown some differences and had past some honesty classes.

The character is also an important aspect of confidence that can help in creating a healthy relationship between people or an individual and a company. This is based on the look of culture and some philosophy. It is much clear that when a person takes care of the other person and share things and always concentrates on the welfare of each other will be develop a good relationship and therefore a good trust for that matter. It is very much clear that character based trust has a high level of leading to a collaborative since it relies on the belief and perhaps the expectation of the people involved. Additionally, because you cannot confirm and know exactly that the characters or the philosophy are matched together with the person, the whole process is now based on the trial and therefore strengthening the relationship between the two individuals. Therefore, each trust between the people builds on the trust on each other (Clark & Payne, 2006).

Question 3

The Tax structure and rates are made in such a way to portray a design consideration especially for making decisions on the alternative sites within a particular geographical area or place. The incentives are used to attract specific facilities or perhaps properties in a given region. The recent changes in the tax firms are the inclusion of the tax holidays apart from the value added tax, the incomes or duty added payment terms. Hence, the effect of the regional and the national strategies are perhaps a bit strong on the geographical place of the production and other sites where the value has been added. Some of the nations decided to establish a value-added tax on the products while other created a tax advantage over the products especially the ones from the manufacturing industries (Christopher, 2005).

The regional and local tax incentives imposed by the authority to create an allowance shifts the supply chain related costs and therefore decreasing the supply chain risks. Moreover, the supply chain activities that take place globally influencing the market structure are being impacted by the creation or alteration of the tax rates and structures. The supply chain process is imperative to the company, and hence they should engage in the creation of a very efficient model of the supply chain to enable them to adopt and control the market structure, and therefore this should allow the company to survive (Christopher, 2005). However, the management of the indirect taxes especially in the new markets can be very complex and the failing to meet up with the obligation or the set requirements may lead to some consequences that are not good and can attract penalties. Therefore, many of the western countries have responded to some external forces and have raised the VAT and thereby affecting the supply chain by increasing the cost too high.


Christopher, M. (2005). Logistics and supply chain management: creating value-adding     networks. Pearson Education.

Clark, M. C., & Payne, R. L. (2006). Character‐Based Determinants of Trust in Leaders. Risk Analysis, 26(5), 1161-1173.

Eagles, D., Toney, C. G., Tupil, S., Lawton, D. T., Donovan, J. G., Dutt, W., … & Rexfelt, J. (2005). U.S. Patent No. 6,860,218. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.