What business and economic factors have driven this change?

Use your Operations Management text to read Chapter 11, “Resource Planning,” pages 437–482.

Use the Internet to read McCrea’s 2013 article, “Supply Chain and Logistics Technology: ERP vs. Best-of-Breed,” from Logistics Management.

Use the Capella library to complete the following:

  • Read Hoffman’s 2012 article, “Transportation Management Systems,” from Food Logistics, issue 135, pages 37 and 39.
  • Read Hoffman’s 2013 article, “6 Ways WMS Can Improve Operations,” from Food Logistics, issue 143, pages 46–49.  
  • Read Cagliano, DeMarco, Rafele, and Volpe’s 2011 article, “Using System Dynamics in Warehouse Management: A Fast-Fashion Case Study,” from Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, volume 22, issue 2, pages 171–188.Omni-Channel Distribution

Organizations have evolved from single channel to multichannel to omni-channel distribution. Review practitioner and academic sources on the changing world of distribution channels. What business and economic factors have driven this change? What are some of the complexity factors that supply chain managers have to deal with when changing to omni-channel distribution?

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