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How the ‘Amazon Effect’ Impacts the Future of Supply Chains

As technology continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, organizations must optimize their supply chains to compete with the ‘Amazon Effect’. The ‘Amazon Effect’ is a significant global movement that is shaping the way consumers buy and businesses sell. The term is linked to leading organization, Amazon, and the innovative and connected approach they take …

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Supermarket Cold War Heats Up with Amazon Go Reveal – Part 2

In last week’s post, we covered the reveal of Amazon Go. This week, we’ll cover the steps Amazon’s competitors have taken to stay competitive. We will also be going into why with just a teaser video, Amazon may have already won the war for the future of retail. Before we begin, we need to do …

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Supermarket Cold War Heats Up with Amazon Go Reveal – Part 1

A couple of weeks ago, Amazon.com Inc. announced it will be opening a grocery store. This is an unexpected move for the e-commerce giant. Amazon Go is the name of the name program. The reveal video promises “no lines, no checkouts, no registers”. It’s about to enter the pilot phase, being limited to a single …

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The Fight For Flight: Commercial Drones May Soon Deliver Your Next Order Online

It was just under three years ago that Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos revealed plans for “Amazon Prime Air,” a drone-based delivery system that would’ve been a game-changer for delivery services. At the time, there were a number of news outlets and commentators divided on the topic, with some being excited at the implication of drones that could theoretically reach …

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Amazon Set to Soar in 2016

Flying high So it’s not really a surprise at this point, but e-commerce giant did well over the holidays, very well. Not only did it manage to ship packages to 185 countries during the holiday season, but it also managed to expand its Prime subscription service by more than 3 million people (and sell an …

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More Technology That Could Disrupt the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry

In the past, we’ve discussed how drones and RFID technology are set to impact the logistics industry. These technologies, along with Amazon Robotics (previously Kiva Systems), would have been considered speculative science fiction less than decade ago. These technologies are either only a few years from revolutionizing the supply chain landscape, or have already begun …

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Could Jet Soar Over Amazon?

Ever since Amazon made it big on the e-commerce market over 20 years, there have been countless competitors, start ups, and imitators that have tried to take a piece of the trillion dollar plus pie. Enter Jet.com, a new start-up by Marc Lore (former founder of Diapers.com) which aims to be a blend of Costco …

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Prime Example of Bad PR or Bad Logistics?

Blowing up Big, But Not as Expected “Prime Day is a one-day event held on July 15, 2015, where Prime members can find more deals than Black Friday” announced Amazon on its North American sites prior to the event. It wouldn’t be just an unofficial commercial holiday, but a “global shopping event” the company stated …

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Here Come the Drones…

A little under two weeks ago, the Federal Aviation (FAA) granted approval to e-retailing giant Amazon.com to test-fly their new advanced drones, under certain provision, for potential delivery. This latest petition received quick approval from the FAA compared to past efforts this year, such as the six month delay in approving an earlier prototype for …

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Amazon and Target’s Canadian Experience

Target, the U.S retailing giant has recently been getting a lot of attention from the Canadian press. Unfortunately for Target, the discussion has been how in this year alone, it had a $941 million loss in the Canadian market due to the baffling mismanagement and miscalculations it made it its first foray into a foreign …

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