Supply Chain Matters continues its live advisories from the Oracle OpenWorld conference. Dispatch Four provides observations and insights relative to the implications of Oracle’s autonomous database announcement.
Online Customer Fulfillment
Within the past few weeks and months, there have been rather large sums of logistics investments flowing into the Asia online retailing sector, with a special emphasis on improving logistics efficiency and unique customer fulfillment needs.
Supply Chain Matters has provided many examples of the implications of the Amazon Effect. Food and consumer goods manufacturers have become so cognizant to the threat of Amazon in their respective markets, that they have taken action to secure their control of customer and other mission critical information. The latest is retailer Target which is reportedly aggressively moving away from dependence on Amazon Web Services.
Over the past two weeks, extraordinary numbers of natural disasters have impacted many individual countries and advanced price optimization technology seemed to lack the human intervention override button.
The grocery and food industry in the United States suffered another business shock yesterday. A series of announcements related to the previously announced Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods added more stark reality to what is to come.
Supply Chain Matters calls reader and market attention to a joint announcement from a drone logistics technology company that has matched a business need that can make on-demand drone delivery a reality for online businesses of multiple sizes and scope, especially those with time-sensitive delivery needs.