Looking for a Project Management Expert to complete a 22 question multiple choice online exam (90 mins) Can be taken between Sept 29 and Oct 6th
Question 1. Why is the transportation industry cyclical in nature? (At least 300 words)
Question 2. In terms of capacity, what steps can transportation companies take to avoid or at least mitigate the negative effects of economic downturns like this most recent one? (At least 300 words)
An explanation of how supply chain management has evolved throughout time.
A detailed examination of the basic concepts of today’s supply chain management procedures.
A comparison of the concepts of product movement procedures today with those of the past.
A description of how an organization can keep up with change so that it will be able to adjust its supply chain management procedures for future success.
4 Paragraphs, one for each section. If less than 550 words are needed that is ok, but no less than 350.
ad the Hunt Company case study on pages 85-88 of the Hugos textbook for additional information pertaining to the challenges, issues, and problems facing the company. In a 3-4 page written paper, address the following items in your distribution improvement strategy:
1. The major facts of the case study.
2. The main problems or issues facing the Hunt Company.
3. The possible solutions to these problems or issues (1-3 solutions).
4. Rationale for these solutions using concepts, terms, processes, procedures, and/or real-world examples discussed in the course materials.
5. The main steps to implement the new strategy or plan.
students need to apply the theories and concepts learned in the course to a practical setting.
choose a company identifying one global logistics management issue or challenge and analyze the impact on the company’s performance. You should also provide recommendations for improvements.
The report should consist of the following main sections:
company: Rolls-Royce Limited
issue of choice: shipment visibility
● Discussion & Analysis
Amazon has exploited several opportunities on the Internet to attract customers and increase revenues. Amazon uses the Internet to attract customers by offering a huge resource of millions of books. A large physical bookstore, in contrast, carries fewer than 100,000 titles. Amazon also uses the Internet to customize service to the individual. Amazon’s software allows it to develop and maintain customer relations by recommending books based on customer purchase history, sending reminders at holiday time, and permitting customers to review and comment on books. New titles are quickly introduced and made available online, whereas a brick-and-mortar bookstore chain must distribute and stock the titles prior to sale. Amazon takes advantage of other Internet attributes: online ordering and 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week availability. To this Amazon adds delivery to the customer’s door.
Questions that should be covered in the essay:
History and background of the company.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of selling products over the Internet? Give examples of companies that have been faced with advantages and disadvantages. Specifically, describe their challenges and the methods used to overcome challenges.
If books can be downloaded online, how will Amazon’s business change? What methods could be used to forecast inventory and facility cost? What types of inventory methods does Amazon use? Would ABC Analysis be the best inventory method? Explain. What inventory method would you use? Explain. Why would the other inventory methods not be the most beneficial?
What other products could Amazon sell that are downloadable? Give examples and reasons Amazon would be successful. What challenges would they have to overcome?
What recent projects has Amazon started?
What do traditional bookstores have to gain from setting up an e-commerce site to complement their retail stores? How does this impact on-hand inventory?
What are Amazon’s competitors and how are they dealing with inventory cost and control? Can they compete with Amazon 10-15 years from now? Why or why not?
What are some of Amazon’s best practices that help establish the company as a leader in their field? What are some best practices for managing inventory (be sure to include reference)?
How does the company’s initial mission and philosophy align with how Amazon has grown and developed over the years?