Delivery Logistics Industry
Thought and Leadership
Technology, the economy, the environment... with so many changes going on, it's important for logistics and supply chain professionals to realize that our industry is changing too. The first step to knowing that you need to change is to realize that there is a gap in the way your supply chain is managed.
We've written extensively about Amazon's moves to own their entire supply chain, including the last mile. Based on a secret internal document outlining their plan to become a full fledged shipping company, as well as some obvious moves they've already made towards that end, it's clear that Amazon is well on there way.
Drones... the word itself sounds a bit ominous, probably because of their initially intended usage. But as with many technological advancements of our time, the battlefield was only the first use-case. Only a few years ago, the idea of having goods dropped at your home by a drone seemed unrealistic... even ludicrous. But now many people in the industry not only don't laugh at the concept, they are quite adamant about its eventual large-scale application.