Hosting The Summer Olympic Games

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Every four years a city has the opportunity to showcase its greatness to the world, by hosting the Summer Olympic Games. Millions of spectators gather to cheer on thousands of athletes, competing in hundreds of events in many different venue locations. Due to the enormous challenge this poses to the host city, preparation takes place many years in advance to mitigate potential difficulties. Most large-scale events prepare for a myriad of challenges. These challenges can typically be classified as logistical activities. Examples of these activities range from customer service or satisfying users in terms of time, reliability, communication, and accessibility to facility location decisions, which refers to the selection of locations for distribution centers, warehouses, production facilities to most efficiently service their customers (Murphy and Knemeyer, 2015). Other examples include inventory management, reverse logistics, procurement, transportation management, and demand forecasting (Murphy and Knemeyer, 2015).
The honor of hosting the 2012 Summer Olympic Games was granted to the city of London. The immense undertaking was met with extensive planning and numerous collaborations across a variety of government and industry sectors. London overcame the logistical challenges presented by the 2012 Summer Olympics, specifically in regards to packaging, order delivery, and warehousing.
One of the challenges posed to London in regards to hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics was…
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