The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights three developments involving Amazon which supply chain management teams should take special note of.
The Supply Chain Matters blog highlight some additional developments related to Amazon’s ongoing deployment of transportation and last-mile delivery capabilities as well as logistics needs supporting the upcoming Q4 holiday fulfillment period.
The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights and insights from Amazon’s recent financial performance as well as aggressive efforts for investing in expanded last-mile parcel delivery capabilities.
Parcel logistics and transportation provider FedEx announced today that the services firm has elected not to renew its U.S. Express service contract with online retailer Amazon. FedEx will, however, continue to serve the online retailer in domestic ground and international parcel shipment services.
More evidence indicates that Amazon is phasing-in integrated logistics and last-mile fulfillment capabilities that will challenge current industry practices. The strategy reflects the same business strategies that involve a multi-merchant online shopping platform and generic computing capability via Amazon Web Services.
Amazon has once again initiated a thunderbolt action that has implications for B2C/B2B online customer fulfillment and last-mile delivery capabilities. The online retailer announced it is ordering 20,000 Mercedes parcel delivery vans to build-out its own independent contractor last-mile delivery fleet.
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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