Using these and other sources and being able to provide references. Can you critique the Amazon Business. Amazon Critique:
When critiquing these companies, you should examine key aspects of their SC strategies.
- Is there a clear Supply Chain Strategy? Walmart leverages its supply chain to help it achieve its business strategy as a “low cost producer” leader in the retail world.
- What is the Chain Network Design? How are they able to move products from plants to distribution centers effectively?
- Supply Chain Performance. A good measure is customer service, which is linked to profitability. Are your customers satisfied? ie. are products getting there on-time? what about service quality? delays, damaged goods etc…
- Supply Chain Cost. Think about cost increases associated with transportation, procurement, inventory and storage, waste, etc…Much of these issues can be addressed through effective cost streamlining measures.
- Supplier Performance. Building a strong relationship with your suppliers is key to achieving supply chain success.
- Ethical Procurement and Corporate Responsibility. Are your suppliers reputable? Any scandals etc…
- Inventory Management. Poorly management inventories can resolve in obsolescence, waste, etc..
Your detailed submission should be no longer than one-page single space using times New Roman 10 font. In your written responses, use the format listed below. State the question followed by your response.