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What's it like to work in an Amazon fulfillment center?

What's it like to work in an Amazon fulfillment center? | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
If a major firm opened a new facility in an otherwise depressed area, that would be good news, right? An article in the Financial Times suggests that there may be some caveats on that conclusion in...
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M2M set to surpass RFID and bar-codes as a tool to gather information along the supply chain | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

M2M set to surpass RFID and bar-codes as a tool to gather information along the supply chain | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
The “Visibility, Speed and Agility - How M2M is Redefining the Supply Chain and Transportation” report was produced in conjunction with AT&T. Nearly 350 surveys were collected from industry executives to shed light on how companies use or plan to use this technology within the supply chain.
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Introducing Project Wing - YouTube

Project Wing is a Google[x] project that is developing a delivery system that uses self-flying vehicles. As part of our research, we built a vehicle and trav...
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Is this the future of home delivery?

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NASA Working On 'Highways' For Drones

NASA Working On 'Highways' For Drones | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
With all these drones heading into the sky there's surprisingly little regulation in place for managing them.

READ MORE: Google Delivery Drones Being Tested In Australia

Well NASA has realised that as more and more people start sending their dr...
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3D Printing: Hype or Opportunity? | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

3D Printing: Hype or Opportunity? | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Featuring first hand insight from industry thought leaders (including HP, DHL and Jan de Rijk), an engaging video interview and an analysis of eft’s recent 3D printing survey results (conducted with over 250 senior supply chain and logistics executives) the resource pack aims to document where the industry current viewpoint on this disruptive
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Denmark Shipping Company, Maersk, Using 3D Printing to Fabricate Spare Parts on Ships

Denmark Shipping Company, Maersk, Using 3D Printing to Fabricate Spare Parts on Ships | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Back in April the United States Navy revealed that they had installed a 3D printer aboard one of their ships, the USS Essex. This news was somewhat expected as
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A Rare Peek Inside Amazon’s Massive Wish-Fulfilling Machine | Business | WIRED

A Rare Peek Inside Amazon’s Massive Wish-Fulfilling Machine | Business | WIRED | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Through the engineering of its fulfillment centers, Amazon has built the world's most nimble infrastructure for the transfer of things. We step inside to see how the formidable system works.
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This is a glimpse into future of Supply Chain Management.

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Deutsche Post DHL | May 20, 2014: Global E-Tailing 2025 - E-commerce and logistics globally set for growth

Deutsche Post DHL | May 20, 2014: Global E-Tailing 2025 - E-commerce and logistics globally set for growth | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
It is the first global scenario study on cross-border online commerce and its implications for the logistics industry.
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The benefits of Google Glass to your Supply Chain | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

The benefits of Google Glass to your Supply Chain | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Google Glass has been out “in the wild” for a little over a year and with the number of units still only in the tens of thousands Google Glass has captured the imaginations, and stoked the fears, of many.  In fact, a recent study found that nearly half of Americans recognize Google Glass when they see it.
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This is great article, that really explains how Google Glass can be practically used in the supply chain environment...well worth a read

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Alibaba to Spend $692 Million to Partner With Intime Retail

Alibaba to Spend $692 Million to Partner With Intime Retail | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will invest about $692 million in Intime Retail Group Co., an owner of department stores and supermarkets, as China’s biggest e- commerce operator integrates online and offline shopping.

Via Tim Sensenig, Cathy Roberson
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I have previously mentioned why I think it is imperative that pure-play ecommerce retailers get a physical 'bricks and mortar' presence (see http://www.eft.com/column/why-every-retailer-needs-be-fully-omnichannel-which-includes-having-bricks-mortar-stores

 

This news from China from Alibaba is exactly the correct strategy that is needed. How long until a similar announcement from Amazon in the USA or Europe?

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Walgreens’ Supply Chain Mission and A Look at Logistics-Customer Relationships – complimentary webinars | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

Walgreens’ Supply Chain Mission and A Look at Logistics-Customer Relationships – complimentary webinars | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it

Today at 12.00pm EST. Hear from the SVP Supply Chain of Walgreens

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Today at 12.00pm EST. Hear from the SVP Supply Chain of Reuben Sloane

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US factory output in February rebound

US factory output in February rebound | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it

US factory output rebounded in February, helped by a recovery in car and consumer goods manufacturing.

Output rose by 0.8%, from January - the biggest gain since August last year.

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Ukraine, Cybersecurity, Winter Weather - How it Affects Logistics & Supply Chain; S&OP Survey; Walgreens Supply Chain Update; Two New Webinars and One 3PL Video

Ukraine, Cybersecurity, Winter Weather - How it Affects Logistics & Supply Chain; S&OP Survey; Walgreens Supply Chain Update; Two New Webinars and One 3PL Video | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
My mission today was to use a word in my opening remarks that I have never written or said before (my colleagues at eft would say it should be ‘I’m sorry’ or ‘yes, I was wrong’).
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How will the situation in Ukraine affect the supply chain & logistics industry? | EyeforTransport

How will the situation in Ukraine affect the supply chain & logistics industry? | EyeforTransport | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Much has been written about the current situation in Ukraine.  But, how will this affect companies doing business in Russia/Ukraine?  As of March 7th, there are as many questions as answers.
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What will Alibaba do with $25bn?

What will Alibaba do with $25bn? | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
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Drone fleet | Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Drone fleet | Supply & Demand Chain Executive | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Google's research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered more quickly
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August 2014 Executive's Edge: From Tompkins International

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Social Media Solving Your Supply Chain Problems | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

Social Media Solving Your Supply Chain Problems | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Interview by James A Cook Social media can help break down organizational silos and solve supply chain problems, argues consultant Tony Martins. He's successfully put that idea to the test with his "hive" model of communication Social media has changed the way people across the globe communicate with one another.
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Netherlands Prepares for Self-Driving Trucks Within Five Years | Transport Topics Online

Netherlands Prepares for Self-Driving Trucks Within Five Years | Transport Topics Online | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
The Netherlands is reviewing traffic laws to make large-scale testing of self-driving trucks on public roads possible, Reuters reported.
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Interesting Observations About the Future of 3PLs and the Retail Industry | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

Interesting Observations About the Future of 3PLs and the Retail Industry | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
I had some interesting discussions yesterday in London, both at a workshop looking at the 19th Annual 3PL Study (please complete the study survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3PLStudy-E4T) which is put together by John Langley from Penn State, Capgemini, Korn Ferry, Penske Logistics and eft.
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How will supply chains change in 2014? | DHL Supply Chain Matters

How will supply chains change in 2014? | DHL Supply Chain Matters | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
change, look ahead, 2014, predictions, ideas, innovation
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What Supply Chain Means to Me? #SC4ME

What Supply Chain Means to Me? #SC4ME | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it

April 10th, 2014 is Supply Chain Day.  And to celebrate, eft is posting a daily quote on what supply chain means to individuals within the industry.  Given my primary research focus i...

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Amazon will not Make Kiva Systems Available to General

Amazon will not Make Kiva Systems Available to General | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Supply Chain News: Amazon will not Make Kiva Systems Available to General ...

Via Cathy Roberson
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Amazon is a 3PL....even in China, or maybe that should be especially in China

Amazon is a 3PL....even in China, or maybe that should be especially in China | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Internet Retailer - E-Retailers/Top 500 Chinese E-Retailers - Amazon China builds its own delivery network
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I have long advocated to many logistics CEO's I get to meet, that they need to see Amazon as a logistics competitor. This article neatly supports this view. They have warehouses, they have delivery drivers and they have the advanced supply chain technology to provide forecasting and inventory information to their retail clients.

In the US/Europe they may still use third parties for transportation, but this will change - its only the pace and scope of change which is unknown

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New blog post: Weekly Update and Musings on Amazon (again)

New blog post: Weekly Update and Musings on Amazon (again) | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it
Hi, Where did this week go?! Wow. Talk about zipping by.... I'm continuing along with the healthcare report and will have a draft ready for team review next Friday. Publication date is set for Apri...

Via Cathy Roberson
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How Important is S&OP in Your Supply Chain? | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence

How Important is S&OP in Your Supply Chain? | eft - Supply Chain & Logistics Business Intelligence | Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Transport Analysis by Chris Saynor | Scoop.it

eft is conducting a survey to understand how important S&OP is and the benefits that might be gained through its use. Fill it out now and receive all of eft’s latest research. - See more at: http://www.eft.com/general-supply-chain/how-important-sop-your-supply-chain#sthash.BFYcww7P.dpuf

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