Inventory Management



– “Make to Demand with 3-D Printing: The Next Big Thing in Inventory Management?” (See attachment)

– “Pointing to the future of UI” by John Underkoffler []


1.Pick your own TED talk (website link provided above) that describes an innovation and how it matters to logistics.
2.Using this innovation, prepare a Kano Analysis (see attachment) and describe the results from the perspective of two different stakeholders in logistics.
3.Based on your Kano Analysis, do you still see a need for this innovation in logistics and supply chain management? Why or Why not?
4.Submit your Kano Analysis (with graphics) and answer to item 3.

1. Introduction: Clearly identifies the challenge and subsidiary, embedded, or implicit aspects of the problem, question or issue.
2. Evidence: Examines and addresses evidence and its source. -Questions the accuracy, relevance, and completeness of evidence.
3. Context: Analysis acknowledges complexity and bias. Identifies influence of context, and questions assumptions. Clearly integrates multiple perspectives and justifies own view while respecting views of others.
4. Argument: Presents and justifies clearly and in detail own argument, position, or hypothesis while qualifying or integrating contrary views or interpretations.
5. Conclusion: Identifies and discusses well-reasoned conclusions and their implications. Integrates conclusions and implications.


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