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Running head: MANAGING AMAZON AND RELOCATION 1 Paula Perkins Managing Amazon and Relocation Mgt 330: Management for Organizations Professor Ibrahim November 19, 2019
MANAGING AMAZON AND RELOCATION 2 Managing Amazon and Relocation Planning The warehouse is a busy one; thus, it requires meticulous planning if the operations are to continue smoothly. As a manager, my specific areas of focus will include people, space utilization, inventory, picking, as well as dispatch. There is a need to create a formidable team through the creation of a team spirit and culture. To build such a team, I plan to use an individual approach, which focuses on the skills and ambitions of every employee and their goals that I will then use in the general design of workgroups. Similarly, I will encourage open communication coupled with constant coaching and training to avert any conflicts and enhance personal and professional development for the benefit of my teams. Team culture is easily maintained when the organizational goals match the individual ones. By considering and integrating personal goals into the broad aims of the organization, I will encourage the employees to view each other as a critical support system for their goals, thus favoring a team collaboration as opposed to individualized roles. For space utilization, I plan to keep the main warehouse occupied with inventory only. For other items related to the operations, including employee equipment, we will create a separate storage location. This step is meant to maximize the actual warehouse space and avoid confusion. I plan to effectively use about 90% of the allocated space, with the 10% giving room for any errors and special storage needs such as disputed orders pending resolution. Similarly, damaged items, those that are returned, new supplies, and outgoing supplies, will each be allocated a separate section, and both the division and the products will have to be numbered. Each supervisor will be managing specific sections and all the employees working in the area. I will incorporate technological systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning Systems to
MANAGING AMAZON AND RELOCATION 3 streamline my storage processes through the management of inventory data (Zhu, 2017). It is also helpful in the allotment of human resources and others. Organizing According to Johnson (2018), the current Amazon warehousing structure includes internal optimization with storage areas divided into five sections. An organizational strategy involving humans and robots ensures that products are picked and dispatched with the utmost efficiency. Put simply, the internal optimization comprises a decentralized structure where the

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