Blog - Logistics & Business Insights

Amazon Quietly Builds Its Own Shipping Company

Shazary 4/7/2016 4:19:34 PM

            The expansion for amazon seems to be endless. They reportedly purchased 25% stake in the French company in 2014 and now is buying the rest of it, which means their trying to take over the international market as well. Of course amazon didn’t stop there they also purchased 4.2% stake in Yodel a U.K shipping service.             Amazon is leasing a jet to fly packages daily between its hub in Poland and Germany but that’s not there only plans with the jet, they plan to launch an air f....
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Amazon’s E-commerce Dominance

Shazary 3/29/2016 2:26:40 PM

Amazon’s influence and control over the region has been exceedingly influential in the logistics industry. With Amazon’s, and e-commerce rapid growth can cause logistic service providers to start losing their clients. The problem has to do with amazon having such high volume of orders. Meaning logistics companies cannot afford to cut relationships with e-commerce without losing most of their shipments going out. In order for logistic service providers to stay relevant in the industry they would....
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How 3PL Is Growing

Shazary 3/16/2016 11:04:27 AM

More than 80 percent of domestic Fortune 500 companies outsource their logistics operations and most expect to use third party logistics providers more in the upcoming years, according to the University of Tennessee study sponsored by Kenco. 3PLs have widely increased in the last quarter century the only issue is that firms aren’t using 3PLS to their full advantage since they don’t do much research into the company there partnering with. The advantage 3PL companies have with their customers are....
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Rise Of Machines Can Solve Labor Shortage In Japan

Shazary 3/7/2016 4:52:30 PM

Many people believe that machines can take jobs away from people but in Japan they have a different outlook on it. The prime minister believes that it can help with the growth of the elderly, shrinking workforce and public dislike to immigration. So far the country has spent 5.5 billion dollars on robots for their power house. The robots can pick up to about 10,000 items per hour with almost perfect accuracy. Which is making the picking process in the warehouse so much faster and efficient.  Th....
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The Importance of Warehouse Technology

Eileen 2/9/2016 1:32:29 PM

When looking for a new warehouse, many customers overlook the benefits of using a Warehouse Technology System. These systems allow clients to easily transfer information to the warehouse without using unreliable emailing techniques. Let’s look at some ways that having technology present in the warehouse can help both clients and warehouses: In a warehouse, technology’s use is imperative in managing inventory and unit counts, not only for clients, but warehouse staff as well. Inventory tracki....
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Rising Amazon Costs

Eileen 1/25/2016 11:58:44 AM

Amazon’s storage and fulfillment costs have never been cheap. This is why many companies that use Amazon as a main selling platform have sought out cost cutting ways to profit from their business. While Amazon offers an unparalleled ease of fulfilling customer orders, some may have to guess whether that is worth the expense of marked up storage fees. Currently, Amazon charges storage by the unit. While that same pricing structure will still apply for the remainder of 2016, the pricing is undo....
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