logistics digital disruption

The Evolution & Disruption of the Logistics Industry

As both technology and consumer demands have changed over recent years, the logistics industry has had to adapt. And numerous disruptions have accelerated the industry’s evolution. We look at the drivers of the logistics industry’s transformation and how these are shaping logistics. Consumer experience of ecommerce has changed business expectations Thanks to the consumer revolution …

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AmazonFresh and Ocado Smart Platform

AmazonFresh and the Ocado Smart Platform

Continuing our series of posts on logistics digital disruption, we turn attention now to disruption in the grocery market and how the buying experience is changing for consumers. This comes thanks to solutions such as AmazonFresh and the Ocado Smart Platform. Whilst the Ocado Smart Platform seeks to revolutionise the grocery industry through the use …

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Drones and self driving vehicles

Logistics Disruption: Drones and Self Driving Delivery Vehicles

With distributors and logistics providers constantly looking to shorten delivery times and reduce costs, it’s no surprise that innovation into automated methods of delivery is a prime focus. The rapid advancements in autonomous vehicle and drone delivery technology mean unmanned home deliveries may no longer be the stuff of science fiction. Instead, their reality seems …

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Outsourced delivery: Amazon Flex Hitch and Deliv

Outsourced Delivery: Amazon Flex, Hitch and Deliv

Continuing our series about logistics digital disruption, in this post we examine the impact of outsourced last-mile delivery models on the logistics industry. Amazon Flex, Hitch and Deliv are all last-mile outsourced  delivery services. Their models are disrupting the logistics economy and forcing operators and distributors to rethink how they might compete. What is Amazon …

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Amazon Vendor Central compliance

Achieving Amazon Vendor Central Compliance

A distributor looking to sell its products through Amazon as a first-party supplier – that is to have Amazon undertake the fulfilment, shipping and customer service for those products – needs to use Amazon Vendor Central. To use this system, suppliers are required by Amazon to comply with various shipping constraints. Amazon provides a detailed …

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