Amazon

By Jeff Berman · December 7, 2017
A new delivery service offering from Amazon, entitled Seller Flex, that received a lot of attention when various reports were published about it in early October could prove to be a major competitive advantage for the e-commerce bellwether in terms of how it negotiates rates with the parcel duopoly of FedEx and UPS, coupled with being able to pull data from warehouses to examine delivery times, performance standards, and costs for a transaction. That is the thesis from James Thomson, a former Amazon executive and now a partner for Buy Box Experts, an Amazon consultancy firm, and author of the book, “The Amazon Marketplace Dilemma.”
By Jeff Berman · November 17, 2017
A report issued by CNBC stated that e-commerce giant Amazon recently rolled out an app, entitled Relay, that is geared towards truck drivers to better enable them to pick up and drop off packages at Amazon warehouses.
By Josh Bond · October 11, 2017
A selection of innovative new business models illustrates how the warehousing, distribution and supply chain industries are finding creative ways to ensure success.
By Jeff Berman · October 5, 2017
Global e-commerce powerhouse Amazon is hard at work on a new delivery service offering that is geared towards making more products available for free two-day delivery while helping to relieve overcrowded warehouses, a Bloomberg report stated today. Citing two people “familiar with the plan,” Bloomberg said that this initiative will drive Amazon more deeply into services typically handled for the Seattle-based company by UPS and FedEx.
By Mary C. Holcomb, Ph.D. and Karl B. Manrodt, Ph.D. · September 1, 2017
While a majority of companies strongly agree that transportation is a strategically important function, a significant percentage of them have not organizationally aligned transportation in a manner that supports their goals.
By Patrick Burnson · August 31, 2017
While Amazon’s recent bid to purchase Whole Foods made mainstream headlines, the e-commerce giant will still need to adhere to time-tested realities. Any way you slice it, the integrated U.S. cold chain requires optimized service from existing ports, 3PLs, cold storage warehousing, transportation providers and high-value vendors.
By MMH Staff · August 1, 2017
Contestants were awarded $270,000 in prizes to support continued innovation within the robotics and automation community.
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2017
New research report suggests that because Amazon "will never stop innovating or taking risks," retailers continue to struggle to compete.
By Patrick Burnson · July 26, 2017
​Amazon has more than 50,000 jobs available and expects to hire thousands of employees at the nation’s largest job fair
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2017
Online retail behemoth Amazon is many different things to many people, but one thing all other retailers have in common when it comes to Amazon is that they are falling behind and at a rapid pace in many cases. That essentially served as the thesis of recent research report issued by AlixPartners, entitled “No, you can’t compete with Amazon. Stop trying.” That is a title that clearly leaves nothing on the table to be sure, but it is justified in more than a few ways.
By Jeff Berman · June 28, 2017
While the amount of shipments Amazon handled in 2016 was staggering, the company’s 2016 $16.2 billion spent on outbound shipping and transportation costs is perhaps even more so.
By Jeff Berman · June 19, 2017
Nearly $14 billion deal set to not only shake up the grocery sector but also change the sector's supply chain playbook, too.
By Roberto Michel · June 14, 2017
With the growth of e-commerce, the technology stack for distribution centers is expanding. We explore why WES/WCS software is gaining prominence and share how operations are expanding their use of data science.
By MMH Staff · May 30, 2017
Winners revealed at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, AZ, Unilever retains the top spot in rankings as Amazon joins the "Masters."
By Josh Bond · April 5, 2017
At a press conference on Wednesday, Plug Power (Booth N207) announced that it has reached an agreement with Amazon to deploy Plug Power fuel cells and hydrogen technology in its fulfillment network.

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