Assignment Questions

  1. Review Amazon’s supply chain. How is Amazon’s supply chain different from that of traditional brick-and-mortar retailers?
  2. What are the key advantages of the structure of Amazon’s supply chain and the company’s management of its supply chain operations?
  3. What are the challenges Amazon faces, and what are the implications for its supply chain?
  4. As Andy Jassy (ie. new Amazon CEO), what steps would you take to improve Amazon’s supply chain? why?
  5. Why does Amazon allow third party sellers to distribute products through its site?  

***I would also encourage to examine other literature and cite those comments within your writeup.

PS. Limit your submission to no more than two pages single spaced using font, Time New Roman 10 point. If you are using any external references in addition to any cited in your case, I would use APA to format references only. There is NO specific formatting for your responses to the case questions below (ie. you could use an essay format is you so desire).