Category: Online Customer Fulfillment

The Amazon Effect Takes on Broader Cloud IT and Online Retail Industry Scalability Dimensions

The termed “Amazon Effect” takes on many dimensions not only from the all-important retail industry business and supply chain impacts, but in broader dimensions as-well. That increasingly includes both changes in Cloud computing platform selection and signs that Amazon’s own IT systems have new vulnerabilities

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Announcing Part Two Research Advisory: Orchestrating Digitally Enabled Response Network Capabilities

Through our outreach channel of the Supply Chain Matters blog, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group announces the release of a part two June 2018 Research Advisory Report: Orchestrating Digitally Enabled Response Network Capabilities in Other Industry Settings- Case Study Examples.

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Amazon’s Latest Announcements in Last-Mile Logistics Have Strategic Purpose

Amazon made some noteworthy announcements that should capture the attention of our readers. Similar to its unveiling of the first branded Prime air cargo aircraft in the summer of 2016, these new announcements are the forerunner to a broader unfolding strategy for branded direct parcel and package delivery capabilities that provide more personalized services and added options for controlling the full customer fulfillment process.

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Announced Tentative Settlement in UPS U.S. Labor Contract

After months of collective bargaining, UPS and the Teamsters labor union have both announced a tentative handshake agreement relative to a new five-year labor contract. This new labor agreement, planned to go into effect on August 1st, is now subject to ratification from Teamster represented UPS employees in package delivery roles.

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Orchestrating Digitally Enabled Response Networks- A Case Study Example

Through our outreach channel of Supply Chain Matters, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group announces the release of a new June 2018 Research Advisory Report: Orchestrating Digitally Enabled Response Network Capabilities in Retail Telecom Customer Fulfillment- A Case Study Example.

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Kroger’s Strategic Move with Ocado- Achieving Online Scale and Competitiveness

Kroger’s announced increased equity stake in in United Kingdom based grocery robotics retailer Ocado Group is yet another indicator of important strategic moves in building out scale and more competitive online customer fulfillment grocery and food retail capability.

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President Trump’s Attacks on Amazon- Leadership is Better Channeled on Fixing U.S. Postal Service Financial Challenges

President Trump has again turned to Twitter, a preferred outreach medium to repeatedly rant on Amazon, and how the online retail giant is ripping off the United States Postal Service (USPS). Supply Chain Matters humbly suggests that the President channel his energies in a far more appropriate direction, providing the leadership and influence to help the USPS to become a modern and competitive agency for this new era of the online economy.

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Two Rather Important Considerations for Supply Chain Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Matters addresses the two important components for digital transformation, one being the advanced technology, the other being ease-of-use, flexibility, and transformation time-to-value. Equal or added weight should be placed on adoption factors and vendors should be selected based on their demonstrated record of accomplishment and understanding.

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Another E-Commerce Business Network Platform Provider is Taken Private

Supply Chain Matters highlights yet another logistics and supply chain technology platform provider being acquired by private equity firms. CommerceHub provides a distributed commerce B2B Business Network connecting supply, demand and delivery helping retailers and brands increase sales by expanding product assortments, promoting products on the channels that perform, and enabling rapid, on-time customer delivery.

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