Tag: Amazon business initiatives

Motivations for Amazon’s Announced Acquisition of Rivian Electric Powered Delivery Vans

The Supply Chain Matters blog speculates as to the motivations of Amazon.com related to the online retailer’s announced intent to purchase upwards of 100,000 electric powered delivered vans from a little known start-up.

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Amazon’s $700 Million Workforce Investment- A Clear Sign of the Ongoing Talent Crisis

Online retailer Amazon make a rather significant announcement this week, one related to changing workforce skills. In this commentary, Supply Chain Matters reflects on the potential implications of the Amazon announcement, and what it may imply to multi-industry supply chain management teams.

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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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Reports of Amazon’s Push into the Pharmacy and Drug Retail Model- Dismiss or Prepare?

Social and business media was abuzz last week with reports and speculation regarding a move by Amazon to supposedly make a move into the highly lucrative pharmaceutical and drug market space. Then again, any news that equates Amazon in attacking a different market will obviously draw all sorts of attention given the online retailer’s ongoing role as a disruptor and juggernaut of technology.

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