Case write-up should be double spaced, between 8 – 10 pages (excluding appendices and references).
Zappos.com:Developing a Supply Chain to Deliver Wow! : Case Analysis Pointers
Your analysis should include, but not be limited to, the following:
- What are Zappos’ core competencies and sources of competitive advantage?How sustainable are they? What role does corporate culture play in these questions?
- How important is next-day air shipment to the customer experience?Is it worth the cost?How might you change it in the cost-conscious environment facing the company?
- How would you expand the business?Would you add more products, more geographies, or by selling private labels?As you expand the business, how can the company become more profitable, particularly in light of the costs associated with the focus on service?
- How would you expect the environment of a more cost-conscious consumer to affect Zappos’ businesses?What can Zappos do in such an environment to maintain sales growth?