TUI UNIVERSITY Catina Ned OPM 300 Intro

TUI UNIVERSITY Catina Ned OPM 300 Intro. to Operations Mgmt. Module 1 Case Professor Dr. Jenkins Date 11 March 2018 Abstract The purpose of the paper is to illustrate how Amazon has improved the shipping of goods through mixed service of merchandising and manufacturing and is becoming an important and economical part of our nations supply chain history. Encompassed with todays leadership and unyielding growth of information technology tracking equipment has moved to the forefront of logistical firms. Growth of information technology and the ability to move containers has been the advancement that has allowed the improvement of international intermodal transport of goods. Amazon has captured the essence of moving goods based of the relationships between forming a positive or negative culture within the supply chain community. The economics of transportation forms as a vital link for cities to improve their region, as well as, maintain civilian mobility while still having a competitive edge in supply chain economy. Technology is an excellent resource for supply chain practitioners as they attempt to gain visibility into supply alternatives, understand commodity cost trends, assess cost tradeoffs between the various choices and support the right product that maximizes margins and minimizes markdowns. The operations management (OPM) for different companies can be examined in how distribution and production models affect the various aspects and the relationship with the final customer through the supply chain structure. There are five distinct models that assess the impact of OPM to create the highest level of efficiency the mail-order model, the agency model, the mass-merchandising model, the Amazon model, and the assembler or Dell model (Atkinson, H. 2006). The amazon captures the best practices using e-commerce, which includes the commercial activities involved when information meets communication and applies technology. Amazon understands how the internet and mobile platforms have create a diverse as well as unique purchasing behaviors. Amazon has successfully established three key factors supply visibility, supply alternatives with options, and delivery with promotions (Amazon Prime). Supply visibility has added a dynamic capability to satisfy consumers with the ability to track purchase in real-time. In addition, amazon appreciates the customer response and in returns knows how to weigh the alternatives of their supply options and is prepared to dynamically shift sourcing (out sourcing) through different suppliers. Thus, amazon successfully manages this variability necessitates integrated visibility into store sales, inventory and supplier capacity to avoid stock-outs (Visweswaran, V. 2016). Last but not least, amazon has developed as an e-commerce juggernaut, by understand the options of their suppliers. As demand fluctuates across regions, there are a few insightful questions to consider. Can you more efficiently source more product from a different supplier Can suppliers serve a wider variety of markets than they do today These decisions need to be made in real time to offer an accurate assessment of availability and safeguard margins. (Visweswaran, V. 2016,) Technology is an excellent resource for supply chain practitioners as they attempt to gain visibility into supply alternatives, understand commodity cost trends, assess cost tradeoffs between the various choices and support the right product that maximizes margins and minimizes markdowns. Amazon can attain remarkable results through project management and the structure of information technology to addresses all of these vital supply chain capabilities, helping them to improve profitability and increase market share. A well-rounded technology approach – one that weaves cutting-edge capabilities from the suppliers supplier all the way to the fingertips of the consumer – is a surefire way for retailers and manufacturers to get their product to the point of sale in the most efficient, effective way possible. (Visweswaran, V. 2016) One of amazon strategic goals are focused on the operational planning procedures that links their master production scheduling, location strategy and their manufacturing planning and controlling process to other systems such as forecasting, lead-time to offset/balance inventory (what we have versus what we need) and capacity planning. The information process to balance our inventory serves as the focal point of the decision matrix for our amazon. Amazons business practice has been to improve its logistics service derived from assessing their supply chain vulnerability, likely hood of the risk, and effective ways to mitigate dilemmas. Amazon benefits from their personnel productivity and ability to fulfill customers orders in their online merchandizing operations. The following are some of the measures or criteria used to determine productivity at Amazon Inventory items processed per hour orders fulfilled per hour and inquiries answered per day (Ferguson, E. 2017). Amazons leadership and best practices serves as the vital information that links the material requirement plan with the on-hand inventory with what needs to be order. Amazon can improve its supply chain process by being more fluid and adaptive to applying new business supply chain processes that encompasses social media platforms through advanced logistics planning, improved in transit visibility, and technology (Ferguson, E. 2017). Amazon must create new ways to utilize it customer relationships in order to develop new procedures alongside their operational merchandising sectors and with their logistics planners, allowing them to not only see the problems, but provide solution with first class service. Conclusion In closing, amazon supply chain management understands that the supply chain economics is more than the moving pieces of equipment and the associated cost to transport customers goods. Amazon has evolved over time to be agile, adaptable, aligned its angels in supply or demand to handle unexpected external disruptions smoothly and cost-efficiently (Lee, H. L. 2004). In the structure of information technology, Amazons mixed service of merchandising and manufacturing works as a link between meeting the demand of their customer. Amazons process offers the balance and diverse aspect of saving its firms cost, affecting the future communities, and meeting customer expectations. Amazon economies of scale in production, distribution and consumption can be improved by successful eliminate supply chain waste in tis management can only be achieved when firms successfully develop and managerelationshipswith other firms in their supply chain therefore, it is important to recognize and understand any differences in theserelationships. Technology has increased the ability of manufacture and retail markets to meet or exceed customers demand. Efficient management procedures and supply chain relations have led to a more competitive and effective supply chain infrastructure domestic and globally. Reference Ferguson, E. (2017, Feb 2) Inc. Operations Management 10 Decisions, Productivity. http// Visweswaran, V. (2016, Oct 28). 4 lessons restaurants can learn from amazons supply chain strategy. Fast Casual. News Features Retrieved from https// Atkinson, H. (2006). Strategy implementation a role for the balanced scorecard Management Decision, 44(10), 1441-1460. Lee, H. L. 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