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Amazon is Using Logistics to Lead a Retail Revolution

By Joris D’Incà
Forbes

For customers, delivery is becoming a when-I-want-it-where-I-want-it service. So e-tailers, traditional retailers, and third‑party logistics players started using customer-determined delivery speeds, on‑demand time slots, and flexible delivery locations to separate themselves from the pack. Once the stuff of science fiction, in the new world, customers can get what they desire almost immediately with the press of a button. The question is: Who owns the customer?

Creative Teaching Lesson: Counting Froot Loops™ in Your Online Class

Why would you want your online students to count the number of items of cereal in a small container, a cup, of Froot Loops™? I get asked that question when I suggest that you have your students go to the grocery store and purhase a 1.5 oz container or Froot Loops™. The cost is about $1.25, or if the student has childen you can usually get four for $5.00. This exercise is good for courses in logistics, supply chain management, retail management, hospitality, packaging, marketing, manufacturing and materials management.

An Academic Degree or Professional Certification for Logistics Professionals? Why Not Both?

By Dr. Jennifer Batchelor Program Director of the Transportation & Logistics Management program at American Public University Should I get an academic degree or professional certification? That is a question I get quite often. My response usually begins with explaining the differences between the two in relation to the career and personal goals of the inquisitor. There is no one right choice for everyone.

Risk Management in Global Sourcing

By Dr. Stacey Little
Assistant Professor, Transportation & Logistics Management at American Public University

Reports indicate an increase in global sourcing each year as companies attempt to capitalize on the business benefits of cost reductions, enhanced quality, improved efficiencies, and a competitive edge. However, organizations that participate in global supply chains can be exposed to increased complexity and uncertainty compared to those that operate domestically. If not managed properly, these risks can undermine the benefits of global sourcing.

Amazon Drones and Reverse Logistics

By Dr. Robert Gordon Faculty member, American Public University What’s most compelling is that Amazon’s announcement doesn’t address potential benefits to the reverse logistics field that drones can offer in the near future. In fact, Amazon might be missing out on a huge potential market.