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How Amazon Disrupts Logistics: Chapter 4 in the Benjamin Gordon Cambridge Capital Series on Supply Chain Innovation Amazon has disrupted logistics. As a result, the supply chain sector looks radically different today. This video interview explains why. https://bengordonpalmbeach.com/2019/11/how-amazon-disrupts-logistics-chapter-4-in-the-benjamin-gordon-cambridge-capital-series-on-supply-chain…

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How Amazon Disrupts Logistics: Chapter 4 in the Benjamin Gordon Cambridge Capital Series on Supply Chain Innovation | Ben Gordon

Logistics Innovation, Chapter 4, by Benjamin Gordon, Cambridge… Cambridge…

Robotics is a case in point for this disruption. In 2012, Amazon bought a warehouse robotics company, Kiva, for $775 million, marking the 2nd-most-expensive acquisition in its history to date. This month, Shopify acquired 6 River Systems for $450 million to challenge Amazon on this same turf. Ecommerce ful llment is a second illustration of the increasingly recognized value of supply chain innovation. On the one hand, disruptors like ShipBob are using technology to provide lower-cost ecommerce ful llment solutions. On the other hand, consolidators like Radial Commerce are deploying capital to acquire competitors and pursue global scale. If you have any lingering doubt about the convergence of technology and logistics, ask FedEx CEO Fred Smith. FedEx stock plunged 13% after its Q3 results call last week, which included an explanation of a decline believed to be fueled by ending an Amazon contract, where he included his former customer as a competitor, telling shareholders, “we basically compete in an ecosphere that’s got ve entities in it. There’s UPS, there’s DHL, there’s the U.S. Postal Service, and now increasingly, there’s Amazon.” In sum, we are entering a phase where logistics is more important than ever. Disruption is rippling through this market. You need to know about supply chains if you work in business, if you use technology, if you care about the economy, if you invest, or if you simply want to understand your world. Logistics has become intertwined with everything we do. For more information on how Amazon has disrupted logistics, watch this video, read this article, and follow my posts on LinkedIn and Twitter! If you have feedback, I’d welcome your ideas. –Benjamin Gordon, Cambridge Capital, Palm Beach https://bengordonpalmbeach.com/2019/11/how-amazon-disrupts-logistics-chapter-4-in-the-benjamin-gordon-cambridge-capital-series-on-supply-chain…

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How Amazon Disrupts Logistics: Chapter 4 in the Benjamin Gordon Cambridge Capital Series  

Amazon has disrupted logistics. As a result, the supply chain sector looks radically different today. This video interview explains why.

How Amazon Disrupts Logistics: Chapter 4 in the Benjamin Gordon Cambridge Capital Series  

Amazon has disrupted logistics. As a result, the supply chain sector looks radically different today. This video interview explains why.

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