Monthly Archives: March

It was during the dot-com bubble craze of 1999 when Barron’s did a skeptical cover story titled “Amazon Dot Bomb”. The story suggested a possible plummet of Amazon.com fortunes as wide speculations over the dot-com market had given rise to an economic bubble which was a nudge away from imploding. The dot-com bubble did crash a few years

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Deep in the Q&A session that followed the publication of its latest quarterly figures yesterday, came the clearest signal that Amazon will be joining the last-mile delivery sector as part of its wide-ranging push into operating as much of its supply chain as it can. Chief financial officer Brian Olsavsky told analysts: “We will continue

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  The drone on drones has reached fever pitch, yet unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs are coming of age. Once the bastion of joystick-wielding hobbyists, jail-bound drug smugglers or missile-wielding military wonks, the tech is now taken seriously by industry. And it could soon make a difference to supply chains. The fact that Intel created a

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Spurred on by competition from Amazon, more and more of the big supermarkets are promising they can deliver our shopping the same day that we order it. But does it work? The idea is simple and enticing: order before lunchtime and your supermarket shop will arrive at your door in time for dinner. Perfect if

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A recent series of surveys conducted by a prominent industry think tank indicates that the current state of global logistics is characterized by extreme urgency and the pressure to deliver above and beyond—regardless of mode. Transport Intelligence (Ti) a consultancy based in Bath, England, recently produced a collection of primary research reflecting the latest thinking in

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  Autonomous cars promise to change the way we drive (or rather don’t drive), but northern California startup Udelv hopes to be one of the first to use self-driving tech to revolutionize cargo transportation. The startup has just demonstrated the first public road test of its self-driving delivery truck in San Mateo, California. The bright

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Amazon.com Inc. is expanding a service launched to make more groceries, cleaning supplies and other products available for quick delivery directly from merchants without overwhelming the e-commerce giant’s warehouses with additional inventory, according to documents reviewed by Bloomberg. The trial pushes Amazon’s logistical reach beyond its own facilities and into those of its merchants, encroaching on

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