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Amazon Prime and Prime Pantry Mark Improvements in Personalized Distribution

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It wasn't long ago when the only way to buy household items was to trek on down to the store and wait in line wasting your precious hours. For many business professionals and overwhelmed parents it can be difficult and time consuming to take a few hours out of the day to shop. Services like Amazon Prime and Prime Pantry offer an affordable and time efficient alternatives. Their services would not be possible without improvements in the distribution systems that takes advantage of urban density. This is how it works. For $99 a year you can get access to a huge selection of movies, products, 2-day shipping and other services through Amazon Prime. The 2-day free shipping has mammoth appeal to a new generation online shoppers who like to save cost and time. Within a matter of a few days they have their products at a competitive price not influenced by location differences. Prime Pantry works a little different but offers a one low cost shipping value of $5.99. Customers purchase

Using the Internet to Create Efficient Supply Chains

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San Diego Bay Dock -M.Abel Products move across the globe at a speed unseen at any time in history. Much of this movement is directly derived from improved manufacturing methods mixed with telecommunications technologies that coordinate supply chain mechanisms to create more efficient processes. Fatorachian, et. al. (2013) studied 67 companies to determine what impact the integration of Internet technology and its computational power has on the supply chain. The study helps companies push for greater technological development using the data processing methods of the Internet.   The supply chain is a necessary component of moving products and equipment to various locations where they are put to use keeping the economic engine running. Sometimes this may be within a city, a country, or across the globe but many of the processes have similarities. According to Gereffi (1999), the supply chain integration can be a main source of providing competitive advantages based upon netw