Aug 012017
 
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Why Walmart And Others Should Be Terrified of the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

Walmart has a great supply chain and has been the “800 pound gorilla” in the retail industry.  Amazon continues to compete and often times surpasses Walmart in various areas.

Here is an assortment of retail blogs regarding Walmart, Amazon, Alibaba.

Jun 192017
 
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Amazon vs. Walmart

Amazon vs. Walmart is a battle between 800lbs gorillas.

Amazon and Walmart Supply Chain Information.

Amazon and Walmart Quotes

  • “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.” ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “We’re all working together; that’s the secret.”  ~ Sam Walton
  • “Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Loosen up, and everybody around you will loosen up. Have fun. Show enthusiasm – always.”   ~ Sam WaltoN
  • “When all else fails, put on a costume and sing a silly song. Then make everybody else sing with you. Don’t do a hula on Wall Street. It’s been done. Think up your own stunt. All of this is more important, and more fun, than you think, and it really fools the competition. “Why should we take those cornballs at Wal-Mart seriously?”  ~ Sam Walton

Amazon vs. Walmart Supply Chain

Jun 112017
 
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Amazon Prime Air – Amazon made its first drone delivery

There are so many opportunities arising to further improve residential delivery.  Amazon Prime Air is one of many companies that are testing drones for delivery.  How will this impact supply chain?

Technology and Supply Chain Training.

Continuous Improvement Quotes

  • “A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.” ~ Andrew Grove, former CEO of Intel.
  • “Observing many companies in action, I am unable to point to a single instance in which stunning results were gotten without the active and personal leadership of the upper managers.” ~ Joseph M. Juran
  • “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  • “Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.” ~ Tom Peters
  • “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” ~ Jack Welch, former CEO of GE.  
  • “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ~ Colin Powell
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Jun 102017
 
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Amazon Delivery Drones – unmanned airship to launch its delivery drones

How will Amazon delivery drones impact the parcel carriers?

Supply Chain and Leadership Information.

Digital Supply Chain Quotes.

  • “Don’t let the digital supply chain scare you. Big Data, IoT, Cloud, AI, Drones and Deep Learning are just ways to improve the supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “Lets go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” ~ Steve Jobs.
  • “Blockbuster? Digital changed the way we rent movies. How will the digital supply chain impact the way we do business?” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Residential drone delivery is being tested by a variety of companies.  From delivering packages to delivering pizza, drone delivery is in the near future.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the supply chain.  Research IoT before you get left behind.” ~SupplyChainToday.com. 
  • “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” ~ Lee Iacocca.
  • “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~ Socrates.
  • “What are your thoughts? Buzzword bingo or the future of supply chain? IoT, drones, deep learning, big data, virtual reality…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.

Did you catch the spelling mistake?  Measure twice, cut once.

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Jun 102017
 
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Behind the scenes of an Amazon warehouse

The efficiency inside an Amazon warehouse is amazing.  Amazon continues to innovate to drive down prices and increase customer service.  Five minute video.

Supply Chain Training from Top Resources.

Jeff Bezos Quotes.  Founder and CEO of Amazon.

  • “The most important single thing is to focus obsessively on the customer. Our goal is to be earth’s most customer-centric company.” ~ Jeff Bezos, changed supply chain.
  • “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” ~ Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.
  • “All businesses need to be young forever. If your customer base ages with you, you’re Woolworth’s.” ~ Jeff Bezos.
  • “If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.” ~ Jeff Bezos.
  • “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.”  ~ Jeff Bezos.
  • “If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.”  ~ Jeff Bezos.
  • “I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” ~ Jeff Bezos.
  • “The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’” ~ Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO.

Amazon Warehouse

Jan 012017
 
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What Take a tour of an Amazon fulfillment center and see how our Associates receive your inventory from your inbound shipments. You will also learn what happens when your shipments are missing vital prep, labels or packaging or are otherwise not e-Commerce ready.

Supply Chain Information.

Dec 012016
 
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Global Shipping

Amazon has massive plans for global shipping.  There has been a great deal of news on this recently.  How will Amazon improve the last mile of delivery?

Supply Chain Information.

Quotes from Retail Giants

  • “We will make it because we are young and we will never, never give up.”  ~ Jack Ma
  • “The lessons I learned from the dark days at Alibaba are that you’ve got to make your team have value, innovation, and vision. Also, if you don’t give up, you still have a chance. And, when you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.”  ~ Jack Ma
  • “What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.”  ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.”  ~ Sam Walton
  • “If your customer base is aging with you, then eventually you are going to become obsolete or irrelevant. You need to be constantly figuring out who are your new customers and what are you doing to stay forever young.”  ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “Ignore the conventional wisdom. If everybody else is doing it one way, there’s a good chance you can find your niche by going in exactly the opposite direction.”  ~ Sam Walton
  • “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.”   ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.”  ~ J.C. Penny
Jun 032016
 
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Amazon sues former Supply Chain executive who joined Target

In February 2016 Target announced it hired Arthur Valdez to over see the entire supply chain and logistics organization.  Valdez spent 16 years with Amazon and also has experience with Walmart and Kmart.

Amazon sues logistics exec hired by Target

With supply chain being able to give a company such a strategic advantage Amazon is suing Valdez because they have said by taking his talents to Target he is violating the Amazon non-compete agreement.

 

 

 

Mar 122016
 
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Amazon tour: What happens after you place that order

  • “If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.” ~Jeff Bezos
  • “All businesses need to be young forever. If your customer base ages with you, you’re Woolworth’s.” ~Jeff Bezos