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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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eBook: Looking at the Impact of Cargo Theft and Possible Solutions

Cargo theft isn’t anything new. From the days of bandits attacking caravans to pirates on the sea, if there is money to be made from stealing cargo and fencing it then attempts will be made to steal it. The real change is in the sophistication and planning that thieves utilize in their planning. Globalization has …

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Uberification: A Brief History & Its Impact on Logistics

If 2015 could be summarized in a word, that word would be “uberification” as the on-demand delivery model really took off. Many industries have been affected by uberification, with several entrepreneurial ventures popping up this last year with their pitch being “Uber, but for X”. Given that uberification is focused strictly on the distribution and …

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Santa Tracker 2015 – The Logistics Behind Santa’s Journey Through 65 Years

Every year on this day, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) “tracks” and broadcasts Santa Claus’ location as he leaves his home in the North Pole and delivers presents too all the children of the world. This article on CNET goes into colorful detail about the origins of the now 65 year old Christmas-themed …

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