It’s your OM in the News roundup! Follow the links to recent posts from our faculty contributors, including thoughtful questions for class discussion.
This week, our posts focus on logistics management, and the ability to deliver.
Supply Chain Failure: KFC’s Chicken Shortage
Why couldn’t the chicken cross the road? Inadequate planning and training, location, and putting all their eggs in one basket. KFC’s switch to DHL has ruffled a lot of features, and the repercussions continue. Read more…
FedEx and Overnight Success
From a mediocre term paper to overnight success, Fred Smith pioneered a delivery empire using the hub and spoke design. Logistically speaking, FedEx has figured out how to deliver the goods. Read more…
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