Have you ever ordered a product on Amazon and when that box with the smile arrives you wonder how it got to you so fast? Wondered where it came from and how much it would have cost Amazon? If so, Amazon's Supply Chain Optimization Technologies (SCOT) team is for you. We build systems to peer into the future and estimate the distribution of tens of millions of products every week to Amazon's warehouses in the most cost-effective way. When customers place orders, our systems use real time, large scale optimization techniques to optimally choose where to ship from and how to consolidate multiple orders so that customers get their shipments on time or faster with the lowest possible transportation costs. This team is focused on saving hundreds of millions of dollars using cutting edge science, machine learning, and scalable distributed software on the Cloud that automates and optimizes inventory and shipments to customers under the uncertainty of demand, pricing and supply.
Amazon's Supply Chain Optimization Technologies (SCOT) has started a new team, FBA Inventory Optimization also referred to as Fulfillment-by-amazon Automation and Optimization (FAO), to focus on driving long term free cash flow by automating and optimizing our third-party supply chain. The teams efforts will address the key challenges facing the worldwide FBA business, including 1) improving FBA inventory efficiency, 2) efficiently balancing the supply and demand of FBA capacity, 3) closing worldwide selection gap by enabling global selling profitability, and 4) driving out costs across the FBA supply chain to spin the flywheel. This is truly a unique problem space - optimizing for inventory in Amazon's pipeline when you don't control the process or own the inventory. Help us automate Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) inventory management on a worldwide scale and build scalable new systems from the ground up!
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