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6. Do you know if your clients use specific software for shipping?7. You request that shippers use a particular volume before your services become trulybeneficial. What kind of volume are we talking?8. How are shipper supply chains affected by the kinds of savings you can offer?9. How do you reach out to potential customers – must be mostly online?10. Do you use operations management tools to help you make decisions, for exampleSue Smithee
3/6/2016Collection – MBA675T303 Operations & Logistics in the (...;25/34forecasting tools such as time series analysis or regression tools?11. How does the capability to factor in the option of finding less expensive shippingsolutions affect a company inventory decisions?12. Do your services affect Inventory, Material Requirements Planning, and JIT (Just inTime) processes?1. Ecommerce took a lot of business from brick and mortar this holiday season. Do yousee this as a trend that will continue into the future?2. In your opinion, is ecommerce more efficient in terms of supply chain than brick andmortar?3. How will Amazon’s drones affect UPS and FedEx business?4. Is there room for another company or another player in the business?5. Do you incorporate DHL or other shipping companies for international shipments?6. Do you recommend shippers use USPS or USPS hybrid services?7. Dimensions play a major role in shipping costs. Do both FedEx and UPS chargeshippers for dimensional volume as well as weight?8. Do you work with customers who do a lot of international shipping?9. What is the difference between FedEx and UPS supply chain structures? Is one moreefficient than the other?10. What is the difference between UPS and FedEx service option structure?11. Which company is more expensive?12. Have you ever seen a situation in which a manufacturer or warehouse is better offchanging locations because of the change in shipping costs?13. How do you manage service failures between FedEx and UPS. What do you say if aclient refuses to use one purveyor because of past poor performance?14. How will customer opinion play into drone usage?15. Do you think that people will be afraid of this new drone technology?16. Do you have or have you considered providing a rating tool to ecommerce sites? –consumers looking for the least expensive shipping will run the comparison for you, orconsumers looking for the fastest shipping still want the best price.