May 172017
 

Amazon vs. Walmart

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

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

Dec 012016
 

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
Apr 262016
 

10 Valuable Lessons From Sam Walton

  • “There is only one boss – the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” ~ Sam Walton, founder of Walmart
  • “We’re all working together; that’s the secret.” ~ Sam Walton, founder of Walmart
  • “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

10 Valuable Lessons From Sam Walton