The Long Tail, Amazon and Supply Chain

The Internet has changed handling of niche products, but Amazon turns this theory on its head through logistics, says Dan Gilmore. Chris Anderson, editor of Wired magazine, wrote an article on what he called the "long tail" effect, which grew into the 2006 book, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More. READ [...]

By | 2019-11-21T00:54:46+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Amazon, Distribution, Distribution Operations|0 Comments

Amazon Announces Its Shipment Zero Initiative

Amazon is embarking on a new sustainability initiative called Shipment Zero that is projected to ensure at least 50% of its shipments achieve net zero by 2030. This vision is slated to align with Amazon’s long-term goals to use 100% renewable energy across its global infrastructure. READ MORE at Supply Chain Digital

By | 2019-04-25T23:37:51+00:00 April 25th, 2019|Amazon,, Renewable Energy, Sustainability|0 Comments

Amazon Files Patent for Augmented Reality System in Distribution

The Supply Chain Digest editorial staff question how Amazon could claim this invention. Augmented Reality (AR) in distribution generally involves associates wearing smart glasses that provide visual guidance for accomplishing certain tasks. But other companies such as 3PL DHL and a number of technology vendors have been developing real AR applications for a number of years before the [...]

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