TPP, Retail and Shipping… and What it Means for You
With the rollercoaster of the US elections now coming to a close, it seems that the once lauded Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is "Dead on Arrival." With that change of circumstance comes some unknowns for retailers, shippers, and consumers as well.
Re-Imagining Last Mile Logistics
Driverless trucks, drones, fully automated warehouses - these things were once the fantasies of science fiction. Now, however, the incorporation of these technologies into last mile logistics seems inevitable. First of all, let's take a look at last mile logistics; particularly, the "Last Mile Problem."
Supply Chain and Technology: a Match Made By Necessity
The discipline of supply chain management is as old as the industrial revolution; maybe even older. Such deeply entrenched and highly researched fields tend to have a more difficult time adapting to new realities. Supply chain and technology are like two peas in a pod.
5 Customer Centric Supply Chain Metrics
Traditional Supply Chain Metrics are relatively well known, but in the age of empowered consumers, customer centric supply chains have become more important. Within the context of customer centric supply chains, it's important to look at these supply chain metrics as they relate to the customer centric model.
What Amazon’s Earnings Report Tells Us About Their Logistics Operations
Last week, Amazon released its earnings report for Q1 2016. Let's just say that afterwards their investors were very happy - the company's sales were up 28% and showed a profit for the fourth straight quarter. Considering its reputation as a free spending, this is quite a feet. It's not that people didn't expect Amazon to have a good quarter, but no one expected it to be this good.
eCommerce Logistics: Evolution of the Classic Distribution Model
Over the last decade eCommerce has gone from a curiosity that, at points, seemed to be unsustainable, to a monolith that is growing at a faster rate than in-store retail. In fact, according to Forrester eCommerce sales is projected to reach $550 Billion...
A Timeline of Amazon’s Shipping and Fulfillment Evolution
We've spent a lot of time lately discussing, dissecting, and analyzing Amazon's changing supply chain over the last few years. With the most recent news of Amazon leasing a fleet of aircraft from Boeing, it's becoming crystal clear what their intentions are.