Inbound supply chain optimization and process improvement
Author(s)Ng, Chong Keat
Leaders for Global Operations Program.
Stephen C. Graves and Chris Caplice.
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The primary goal of this project is to evaluate Amazon's inbound supply chain processes and identify improvement opportunities in transportation cost and lead time. Analysis will be focused on defining the current state and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the inbound processes. This paper will also include a literature review of the various freight consolidation and vendor coordination strategies in the industry and their impact on cost and lead time. Specific case studies based on actual cost savings programs will be discussed.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division; and, (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; in conjunction with the Leaders for Global Operations Program at MIT, 2012.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 58).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.; Sloan School of Management.; Leaders for Global Operations Program.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division; Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineering Systems Division., Sloan School of Management., Leaders for Global Operations Program.