How Amazon’s Shipping Empire Is Challenging UPS and FedEx

For this assignment, please read/watch the following article (if not already done so).
(There is also a video at the end of the site.)
After you complete that, please think and discuss Amazon’s actions from the lens of CH 4, 5 and 6.

Consider the following issues/questions before posting your analysis. You don’t have to answer each question separately.

  1. Why should Amazon build more warehouses as it grows? Why can it not rely on third parties like it used to?
  2. How does Amazon’s strategy add value to the e-commerce process and your experience?
  3. List and evaluate the major uncertainties (high risk, high impact etc.) that Amazon faces in it’s supply chain design decision?
    After you post your analysis, please engage at least two other group members in analyzing their work and discussing their thought/opinions and findings.

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