Melissa Krieger commented on the post, Q&A: Can I/T Help with Ethics / Green in Supply Chains, on the site Internet Enabled Supply Chain 1 year, 4 months ago
1. Decreased paper use: Before, companies used paper for transactions, contracts, inventory management, etc. Paper use has been cut drastically because of technology / information systems.
2. Warehouse energy efficiency: With new technology comes “smart” warehouses that are more energy efficient.
3. Less waste: IT –> efficient supply chains…[Read more]
Unfortunately, the independent contractor system works, according to industry experts. Former Fedex Ground executive, Ivan Hofmann, explained, “The faster you worked, the more money you made. Your income wasn’t fixed. You could make a lot of money if you were smart and you hustled.” While this is true to an extent, it is also unrealistic (problems…[Read more]
I think this is a fascinating idea and definitely the future, but I probably would not use it (at least right away) because:
1) I imagine it would be prohibitively expensive.
2) I live in an apartment and don’t have anywhere for a drone to land.
3) I live close to a plethora of stores, so in 30 minutes, I could get almost anything I needed.…[Read more]
• Hulu competes strategically by eliminating physical infrastructure from supply chains (digital SC)
• Digital channels are putting pressure on existing business models
• eProcurement = eContracting + eRequisitioning + eFulfillment + ePayment
• eProcurement is revolutionizing procurement reduce administrative costs,…[Read more]
1. I would feel irrationally uneasy. As it was pointed out in the article, being watched on security cameras in a store and having purchases tracked online is nothing new, but it’s the combination that’s novel and somewhat scary. I think I could grow fond of no lines, though.
2. I think the technology strategy is fascinating. It’s similar to th…[Read more]
• Faster/simpler store checkout in the future
• Shipment tracking
• Inventory accuracy
• Increases efficiency in process chains (time is money, so costs decrease)
• Helps eliminate human error
• Simplifies storage of inventory in warehouses
• Security concerns: easily hackable (credit cards, identify theft, etc.)…[Read more]
Through the beer game, I learned just how disastrous the bullwhip effect can be, and how easily excess inventory or backorders can pile up. In previous classes, we had briefly discussed the concept, but the beer game definitely helped illustrate it in a memorable way. I look forward to trying the next round now that I understand the bullwhip…[Read more]
The following are benefits of Kiva to Zappos:
1. Employee satisfaction – peaceful (no yelling – quieter), job is no longer as physically challenging, less injuries
2. 50% reduction in labor on outbound side of business
3. Defect rate – essentially 0%; order accuracy – close to 100%
4. Training cycle time – less than 1/2 day to train as…[Read more]
MIS professionals, as well as all people working in business, need to understand supply chains, as supply chain management only continues to grow in importance due to global expansion and increased competition due to technological advancements. Specifically, MIS professionals need to understand the supply chain in regards to supply network…[Read more]
– Supply chains can be a major source of competitive advantage, particularly in Crocs’ situation. Because most supply chains in the shoe industry are not flexible, Crocs’ flexible one helped differentiate the company and strengthen supplier relationships.
– Expanding globally before the competition can be incredibly beneficial in…[Read more]
Melissa Krieger commented on the post, Happy Birthday SNL // the typists from the Carol Burnett show, on the site Internet Enabled Supply Chain 1 year, 7 months ago
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The key things I learned during the first class are:
1) MIS is critical to success in supply chain management and vice versa. The class consists of students with diverse majors, but many SCM students desiring to learn a bit about MIS and MIS students desiring to learn a bit about SCM.
2) IT’s role in SCM involves the flow of information (which…[Read more]
Major: Supply Chain Management (Senior)
Recent Internships/Industry Experience: No internships yet because I’m a full-time nanny
Supply Chain Role: purchasing for a local hostel (2 years ago)
After spending the last 6 weeks learning about how business professionals utilize technology in the workforce to be efficient and effective, I think the most important aspect is connectivity. There are so many different platforms, systems, applications, etc., and it is incredibly important that everything fits together. For example, as CRM and SCM…[Read more]
Good data and an integrated system is crucial in my major and future field – Supply Chain Management – as well. My first real exposure to systems was even in an operations class last semester. Systems and good data is incredibly important when it comes to supply chain because one mistake could throw off the entire process. Therefore, it is…[Read more]
I could see business trees being useful in a variety of other situations, such as in my old job as a manager at a hostel. When I trained new housekeepers, a tree would have eliminated the need for so many questions or mistakes. For example, replacing certain items or cleaning certain surfaces were reserved for specific days or as needed, depending…[Read more]