Category: Online Customer Fulfillment

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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Implications of This Week’s OpenText and Google Joint Partnership Announcement

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides initial commentary related to the expanded strategic partnership announcement involving enterprise technology providers OpenText and Google, including implications to Cloud IT landscapes.

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FedEx Reducing U.S. Rates to Maintain Airlift and Ground Shipping Capacity

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights FedEx’s latest move to reduce rates for Air Express services for select E-Commerce retailers. The move follows last week’s announcement that FedEx would not bid to renew its Air Express services for Amazon.

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GE Appliances Announces $55 Million Investment in Smart Warehouse

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights General Electric Appliance, a Haier company, and its newly announced $55 million smart warehouse facility located in Columbus Georgia. A lot has indeed changed regarding GEA and the approach thus far appears smart in many different dimensions not the least of which is embracing how consumers and contractors expectations for products, experience and the embracing of Haier’s vision of zero virtual distance to customers.

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FedEx Elects to Not Renew Air Express Contract Services for Amazon

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.

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May 31 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our May 31, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based blog readership.

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Retailer Target Corp Reports Impressive Q1-2019 Financial Performance

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights of retailer Target Corp.’s Q1 financial performance, and how placing physical retail stores as the apex to online fulfillment and added traffic volume is delivering quantified results.

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Reports That China Online provider JD.com is Cutting Back

There have been a groundswell of reports indicating that China based online retail provider JD.com is cutting back on operations and resources in order to meet profitability goals sooner than originally intended. It serves as a sign that China’s online sector is feeling the realities of a muting of domestic and foreign online sales growth and building expectations from investors.

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April 12 2018 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our April 12, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based readership.

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