Deliverable Length: 400–600 words + 2 responses (100–200 words each)

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Primary Discussion Response is due by Friday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Tuesday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions with your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Watch the following videos:

After watching the videos, discuss the following:

  • Provide a definition of 4 of the following techniques:
    • Distribution center
    • Public warehouse
    • Common carrier
    • Private fleet
    • Backhauls
    • Deadheading
    • Freight equalization
  • After defining the techniques, how do the organizations in the videos above apply or practice your chosen logistics techniques?

Provide citations and references to support your discussion.

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with a reply of 100–200 words about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. Use the following to guide you in your responses:

  • Discuss the pros and cons of each technique discussed.
  • Would you utilize it in your current of future place of employment? Provide justification for why or why not.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

References

FulfillmentbyAmazon. (2013, December 23). How Amazon receives your inventory [Video file]. Retrieved from

Jigsaw Academy. (2015, October 6). Story of an iPhone: Analytics in supply chain decisions [Video file]. Retrieved from

YSN Your Success Now. (2013, November 17). SUBWAY story: Supply chain, farming & logistics [Video file]. Retrieved from

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