Write a 2-300 post respond to another person's post

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Question Description

This post is to respond to another person's initial post. A follow-up post to your own initial post will not count as a second post. Your post may support or present another view. Whichever approach you take must also be supported by at least outside source.

Your post must add to the conversation. Comments like "good point" or "I agree with you" will result in low marks. This is a discussion board and you are expected to discuss. Support your comments with outside sources.

  • Grammar counts. Use Grammarly when writing your posts.
  • Outside sources should be cited within the comments (Name, Date) and with a proper APA 6 formatted reference at the end.
  • All posts should be respectful and polite.

Rubric for grading

Post 2 (Maximum points: 13)

  • Maximum points: 3 - Post is made during the third or fourth day the discussion board is open
  • Maximum points: 7 - Post is well thought out and exhibits knowledge of the topic
  • Maximum points: 2 - At least one outside source is used and cited
  • Maximum points: 1 - Grammar (1 point will be deducted for each error in spelling and grammar)

POST :

One of the many characteristics that make Walmart a successful business is their strategic supply chain practices. Walmart builds fulfillments centers directly catered towards e-commerce. Their e-commerce facilities are designed to cater toward individual items, as opposed to pallets of products that are moved by forklifts and loaded onto trucks. Their facilities built to operate the e-commerce portion of their business, are stocked with at least 500,000 items, which is much larger than their traditional distribution centers. They are comprised of computer-controlled equipment, as well as, human labor. Walmart’s main goal is to have their e-commerce facilities stocked with a large variety of items, so they can package and ship their products more efficiently. I believe that Walmart’s efforts have paid off. I have had only good experiences when ordering from Walmart’s e-commerce store.

Millennials prefer to shop using their mobile devices. This has pushed companies to become more efficient and to find delivery alternatives that can meet customer expectations. Our generation’s desire to shop for the lowest prices online, combined with the desire for free shipping, has steadily chipped away at merchant’s margins. “According to the 2016 UPS Pulse of Online Shopper Study, 48% of shoppers find guaranteed delivery dates important when checking out online.” (Comstock, 2017, para. 8). It is crucial for companies to deliver as promised, in order to build customer trust and loyalty. It is also important for companies to be equipped with the analytical software needed to determine the best carrier services for each particular destination. Returns are also a crucial dynamic that companies like Amazon have worked hard to make efficient. Returns for Amazon are completely self-serve and easy for customers to process. Ensuring an environment of convenience that is user-friendly is an important aspect of a company’s e-commerce supply chain.

References:

Nash, K. (2015, May 7). Wal-Mart Builds Supply Chain to Meet E-Commerce Demands. Retrieved October 19, 2018, from https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/wal-mart-builds-supply-chain-to-meet-e-commerce-demands-1431016708 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Comstock, M. (2017, August 25). How Retailers Can Tackle the Amazonification of Supply Chain. Retrieved October 19, 2018, from https://risnews.com/how-retailers-can-tackle-amazonification-supply-chain (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Tutor Answer

Engr_Audrey
School: Rice University

The files below contain complete work of your assignment. Kindly check it and let me know if you need any clarification. Thank you.

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Running head: RESPONSE

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Walmart has actually switched from having a huge stock of products in their warehouses.
They previously used to stock up their warehouse with products just in case clients will order for
them. After some time they realized that some things stayed for long in the warehouse or they
got outdated with the way companies update their products more frequently making them unfit
for the market. To eliminate this, they started a program known as cross-docking. In this
program, they order for products that have from the manufacturer that have been ordered for
already by the clients (Even, (2018). If not already ordered for, these items are those that are in
high demand and the sales team is sure that the ordered number will be out of stock I a few days.
The manufacturers bring the products already packed in the right proportions and are transferred
from the manufacturers’ truck to the shipping truck directly. No storage. This technique is
equally effective as having a well-stocked store and even better because it saves on money and
time.
As mentioned, people do not like delay of deliveries for a time later than what they had
been promised. Even more than delays is the length of the time that had been promised. As the
world grows and individuals do a lot of things and are left with less free time. Anything that
wastes time is avoided. For this reason, they look for more convenient ways that will save them
time. If a company or any service industry saves them time, then the company is sure it will
attract a large traffic of individuals that appreciate efficient and fast services. A company that
reduces the time of deliveries is much appreciated. As observed above, Walmart has made efforts
to reduce time wast...

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Anonymous
Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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