I’m working on a supply chain discussion question and need a sample draft to help me learn.
1. Watch the video
How Amazon’s Super Complex Shipping System Works (Links to an external site.)
2. Answer the following questions
2.1. According to the video, what is the average number of orders Amazon receives per day, how many orders how many orders per day (in average) are fulfilled by Amazon itself and how many orders are fulfilled by a third-party? Demonstrate the steps of your calculation and which information you obtained from video to answer these questions.
2.2. Because of fulfillment operations automation, Amazon has a criteria to classify an item either “small” or “large”. Describe the criteria.
2.3. Describe the picking process before (manual) and after (automated) the implementation of the Kiva robot, include quantitative details of the picking process that demonstrate Kiva’s benefits.
2.4. Describe Amazon’s Predictive Modeling for stocking items to accelerate the delivery of items and to reduce shipping costs. Include example(s) presented during the video to illustrate your answer.
2.5. Describe Amazon’s approach for handling and fulfilling orders for Large non-Sortable items.
2.6. What is the role of Sortation Centers in Amazon’s Shipping System?
2.7. Describe the role that Amazon Air Hub at Cincinnati International Airport (CVG) plays. Besides the video, review the following article and enhance your answer:
Amazon Air Hub at CVG (Links to an external site.)
2.8. How does the 2-day delivery time to customers results in operational advantages for Amazon’s? Illustrate your answer with examples from the video.
2.9. How does Amazon serves customers in Florida? Provide a description based on the video and based on the following article:
Amazon Air Hub at Lakeland Linder International Airport (Links to an external site.)
2.10. Compare UPS or FedEx Hub-and-Spoke model to Amazon’s Shipping System and describe how Amazon can transport packages by air more efficiently than UPS or FedEx, according to the video.