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According to the National Retail Federation, the shopping season from Black Friday and Cyber Monday to Christmas (26 days in 2019) represents 20% of annual retail sales and 30% for game, hobby, and toy stores. Meticulous planning, forecasting, and execution months in advance are required for chain members to have goods on site and delivery capabilities in place for the month-long massive shopping event.
Part 1 DISCUSSION
The week’s background readings include a mix of interdisciplinary and light-hearted resources looking at the holiday supply chain. Find at least one other recent resource for support. For your post:
What support is needed from chain members to ensure inventory in retail outlets?
Consider resources required for delivery from outlets with physical locations.
Using a resource apart from this week’s readings, provide a real-world example of how brick-and-mortar stores are adding delivery to buying channel options (from a supply chain perspective). (The article should be less than two years old.)
This post should be 2 paragraphs in length (150-200 words). Since you are engaging in research, be sure to cite in the body of the post and add a reference list in APA format. NOTE: Failure to use research with accompanying citations to support content will result in reduced scoring “Level 2-Developing” for Quality of Initial Posting, Critical Thinking, and Reference to Supporting Readings/Information Literacy on the grading rubric.
REF:
Infographic: The Christmas Supply Chain (2017)
Managing the Christmas Supply Chain
The Economics and Supply Chain of Your Christmas Tree (2017)
Can you guess what happens to unsold Christmas trees? (2019)
Ugly Sweater – A Supply Chain Journey (2019)
PART 2 DISCUSSION
The dollar-value of retail ecommerce deliveries has grown globally and the trend is expected to continue. Some companies planned for the boom in delivery and developed partnerships or made acquisitions to support the channel. This week’s readings provide a historical snapshot of holiday delivery since 2014. Find at least one other recent resource for support. For your post:
Explain how traditional retail outlets compete for ecommerce delivery.
Compare partnerships and acquisitions in warehousing and delivery for brick-and-mortar outlets.
Using a resource apart from this week’s readings, provide a real-world example of how brick-and-mortar stores are using warehousing to support delivery (from a supply chain perspective). (The article should be less than two years old.)
This post should be 2 paragraphs in length (150-200 words). Since you are engaging in research, be sure to cite in the body of the post and add a reference list in APA format. NOTE: Failure to use research with accompanying citations to support content will result in reduced scoring “Level 2-Developing” for Quality of Initial Posting, Critical Thinking, and Reference to Supporting Readings/Information Literacy on the grading rubric.
REF:
Amazon, FedEx and UPS see drop in Cyber Week on-time deliveries (2019)
Package deal: What holiday delivery can tell us about the future of retail (2019)
Delivery Is Getting More Complex, but Will Soon Be Faster and Cheaper (2017)
Strong Holiday On-Time Delivery Performance for USPS, UPS, and FedEx (2018)
Supply Chain News: The Factors Behind the UPS Failure to Deliver Christmas Goods (2014) Historical perspective

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