Module 3 – SLP
SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS
A drone delivery service
in Iceland was the first of its kind in 2017. Before that, Amazon did drone delivery trials
in England in 2016. In 2019, a press release appeared announcing prescription deliveries
from different pharmacies.
UPS announced it received the FAA’s first full approval
for a drone airline. On the ground, driverless delivery vehicles
are slated to deliver for Walmart, and Ford wants a two-legged robot to make deliveries in the future. Sometimes the news of automated delivery
is damaging and other times forward-thinking.
Begin with the SLP background readings to learn about what’s happening in delivery. Then move to expert or consultant publications written within the past three years. You must include technology that links the modes of delivery with the rest of the supply chain.
Provide a well-balanced assessment of what is required for high-tech delivery according to the readings and information from at least two experts (articles, interviews, presentations, etc.). You must include two different strategies/requirements, including coverage of costs/risks. The final section of the project must include a well-researched discussion of technology links (software, programs, etc.) that ensure transparency and control within the chain.
NOTE: No resources should be more than three years old for this Case because the industry is changing rapidly and the goal is to remain relevant throughout your career.
Module 3 SLP Background Readings
Ford’s robots could eventually deliver packages to your front door (2020)
Plus.ai: Autonomous Trucks Possible in Lower 48 by Year’s End (2020)
Patent Pending: FedEx eyes easier returns, Amazon marries drones and intermodal (2019)
Nuro’s driverless delivery robots will start serving Walmart customers in Houston (2019)
Plus.ai Self-Driving Truck Completes First US Cross-Country Commercial Freight Run in Record Three Days (2019)
MIT Develops Last-Mile Navigation For Delivery Robots (2019)
Last Mile Robot Launches Snowy Pilot In Quest To Own Food Delivery Market (2020)
Since you are engaging in research, be sure to cite and reference the sources in APA format. The paper should be written in the third person; this means words like “I,” “we,” and “you” are not appropriate. For more information see Differences Between First and Third Person. The excessive use of quotes or unoriginal content will directly impact performance since it suggests lack of comprehension and indicates that a student may not have mastered the concepts.
Use the attached APA-formatted template (LOG501 SLP3) to create your submission.
Your submission will include:
Trident’s cover page
Your 3-page paper with APA citations (2- or 3-sentence introduction, body, 2- or 3-sentence conclusion)
The reference list page in APA format