Monthly Archives: December 2013

UPS Christmas Delivery Problems

Discussion Questions: What was the root cause of the delays in delivering packages during the 2013 Christmas season? How could UPS prevent this from happening in 2014?  When formulating your answer evaluate the economic impact on the profitability of UPS … Continue reading

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Whirlpool Move Production Back to the US

Discussion Questions to consider when reading this article: What are the major costs that should be considered when locating a plant? How might these costs change over time? What is an appropriate planning horizon for these decisions? What factors, other … Continue reading

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Amazon–Quick deliveries with a with drones! Is this feasible?

December 1, 2013, 8:56 PM ET Amazon’s Drones for Deliveries ByGreg Bensinger Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the online retailer is developing pilotless flying vehicles he calls “octocopters” that can deliver packages within a half hour of customers placing … Continue reading

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Shop at the Mall and have it delivered same day?? Does this make sense???

Startup Offers Same-Day Delivery at Shopping Malls Macerich, Westfield and Other Big Operators Partner With Deliv Inc. to Let Customers Ditch Their Bags Dec. 12, 2013 12:02 a.m. ET Coming soon to your local mall, same-day delivery. Four of the … Continue reading

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