This week, the guest lecturer went into great detail discussing the Hulu case, and their specific brand of disruption in the creative industry through their approach to content distribution and management. After going through the case specifics, we learned about about how the digital space is similarly disrupting and impacting fulfillment and…[Read more]
In week 4 we discussed how RFID chip technology has changed, and has the potential to continue to change, the supply chain world. Through RFID technology, there is no need to open up and individually scan every item at a warehouse/distribution center when it arrives, as a single “gate” is able to scan thousands of items at a time. This…[Read more]
I was looking for this post on the course blog link, where the previous weeks were, so pardon my delay in posting.
I learned the difference between, and solid examples of, a push vs pull supply chain, and particularly in the context of the Zappos case and Crocs case. Clearly, a company must pay careful attention to consumer appetite and their…[Read more]
The presenting group’s discussion of the competitive advantages of Crocs, including the uniqueness of their product and their innovations in their supply chain, showed how crucial scalability of excess productive capacity is to the success of the company . In class, we weighed the various benefits and drawbacks between in-house vs outsourcing,…[Read more]
Most of the specific terms we went over in class are new to me, given that the most exposure I’ve had to supply chain topics was from lower-level classes in Fox.
That being said, I have a greater understanding of what a smart contract is — not necessarily an actual contract, like people e-signing a lease, but also the way an internet-enabled…[Read more]
– Elliot Drabble
– Actuarial Science Major / MIS Minor
– Actuarial Analyst Intern in summer of 2018 with Optum/UnitedHealth
– Used to work in the seafood/meat department at a grocery store, dealing with receiving orders frequently