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Amazon Case Study

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Surname: Cadena Alvarado
Given name: Mario Alejandro
Class: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Lecturer: Min Qiu
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Tittle: Report Amazon Case Study
Due date 16th of May 2014

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I am aware of university policy on Academic conduct (published on Moodle) and I declare that this assignment is my own work entirely and that suitable acknowledgement has been made for any sources of information used in preparing it. I have retained a hard copy for my records.

Table of Contents
Report Amazon Case Study
Executive Summary …………………………………………………………. 1
Introduction …………………………………………………………………. 2
Managing Inventory Internally ……………………………………………………. 2
Outsourced Inventory Management ....…………………………………………… 4
Amazon platform for selling retailer’s products ………………………………….. 5
Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………….. 6
Reference List …………………………………………………………………... 7

Report Amazon Case Study
Executive Summary
Amazon is the biggest online store in the world; since its creation in 1995, Amazon has adopted improvements throughout its processes changing considerately. This reports describes the changes adopted by Amazon. In addition, this report generates a diagnosis of each step and makes a deep analysis of the decision makings by amazon based on three specific topic; 1) when Amazon managed inventory internally; 2) when Amazon decided to outsource inventory management and lastly when amazon decided to sell products of competing retailers on its site.

Introduction
Since the creation of Amazon in 1995, it has been a reference of adopting a successful strategy which has preserved over time; being the largest online store in the world nowadays. In addition, i...

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...obtain benefits.

Conclusions
Although Amazon has been active trying to find the perfect strategy to make profits, the numbers in its financial statements had not shown the most optimal results. We have discuss that even though its strategies have been right according to supply chain and logistics methodologies and theory, something had been missing to represent this successful strategies into financial results. It is seen that Amazon had spent too long time finding the right strategy which the last might be the one because in the financial statements profits started to come up. Amazon still have a long way to go to mature its strategy and represents it into profits for its shareholders.

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