Walmart, Amazon, Alibaba Eyeing Parcel Delivery Services

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Sep 182017
 
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Walmart, Amazon, Alibaba Eyeing Parcel Delivery Services

With so much product being shipped to residences it is not surprising these companies want to get more involved with parcel delivery.  These companies have increased the business of UPS, FedEx and DHL tremendously.

 

  • “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 tailwind 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, CEO Amazon.
  • “I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.”  ~ Sam Walton, built the Walmart Supply Chain.
  • “I’m a normal guy.” ~ Jack Ma, CEO Alibaba.
  • “If you want a successful business, your people must feel that you are working for them—not that they are working for you.”  ~ Sam Walton, made logistics a competitive descriminator.
  • “The most important single thing is to focus obsessively on the customer. Our goal is to be earth’s most customer-centric company.” ~ Jeff Bezos, built the Amazon Supply Chain.
  • “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.” ~ Jack Ma, CEO Alibaba.
  • “We’re all working together; that’s the secret.”  ~ Sam Walton, CEO Walmart.
  • “I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.” ~ Jack Ma, CEO Alibaba.
  • “A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.” ~ Jack Ma, built the Alibaba Supply Chain.
  • “The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn’t need to talk to you. It just works.” ~ Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon.
  • “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, CEO Walmart.

Here is an assortment of retail blogs regarding Walmart, Amazon, Alibaba.

“Many of our best opportunities were created out of necessity.” ~Sam Walton.  Founder and CEO Walmart.

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“Bad communication is kryptonite for supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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“I had to get up every day with my mind set on improving something.” ~Sam Walton.

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“I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.” ~Sam Walton

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How Walmart Plans to Battle Amazon

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Sep 182017
 
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How Walmart Plans to Battle Amazon

Walmart and Amazon have done increased productivity tremendously through supply chain automation.  These are the two giants of retail.  Both companies have revolutionized supply chain and both continue to improve everyday.

Retail blogs about Walmart and Amazon Supply Chain.

More Supply Chain Automation Quotes.

  • “The digital supply chain has the potential to completely change supply chain. However, do your due diligence before rushing in.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the supply chain.  Research IoT before you get left behind.” ~SupplyChainToday.com. 
  • “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ Jonh Steinbeck
  • “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” ~ Jeff Bezos, built the Amazon Supply Chain.
  • “Artificial intelligence would be the ultimate version of Google. The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the web. It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing. We’re nowhere near doing that now. However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on.” ~ Larry Page
  • “Here are a few key supply chain trends you may want to research: Internet of Things (IoT), 3D Pringing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Deep Learning and Drones.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “I’m increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish.  I mean with artificial intelligence we’re summoning the demon.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves it s amazing what they can accomplish.” ~ Sam Walton, built the Walmart Supply Chain.
  • “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ~ Buckminster Fuller
  • “For some the digital supply chain is just a bunch of buzzwords: Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Drones… For others it is the future of supply chain. ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “Where there is no Standard there can be no Kaizen.” ~ Taiichi Ohno

“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” ~Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon.

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“Making mistakes is the privilege of the active.  It is always the mediocre people who are negative, who spend their time proving that they were not wrong.” ~Ingvar Kamprad, CEO IKEA.

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“I have always been driving to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they’ve been.” ~Sam Walton, CEO Walmart.

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“I wouldn’t ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself.” ~Indra Nooyi, CEO Pepsi.

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Jack Ma on how Amazon and Alibaba differ.

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Sep 062017
 
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Jack Ma on how Amazon and Alibaba differ

Great video on the differences between Amazon and Alibaba.  If you have not heard of Alibaba some people call it the Amazon of China.  However, after viewing this video you will see the major differences.

Jeff Bezos and Jack Ma Quotes.

  • “I try to make myself happy because I know that if I’m not happy, my colleagues are not happy and my shareholders are not happy and my customers are not happy.” ~ Jack Ma
  • “I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.” ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “I want to change history, do something important in my life, and influence individuals like we have with millions of small businesses on Alibaba. Then they love and respect you because you made their life important.” ~ Jack Ma
  • “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
  • “If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.” ~ Jack Ma
  • “A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last.” ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” ~ Jack Ma
  • “I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.” ~ Jack Ma
  • “My job is to help more people have jobs.” – Jack Ma
  • “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.” ~ Jeff Bezos 

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Inside Amazon: Secrets of an Online Mega-Giant. 160k views.

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Jul 122017
 
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Inside Amazon

“Nightline” takes you Inside Amazon to see the massive retail business on the biggest online shopping day of the year.  Amazon has one of the top supply chain networks in the world.

Jeff Bezos and Amazon Quotes

Jeff Bezo Inside Amazon and its supply chain

At one time people might of thought Jeff Bezos was crazy for opening up an online book store.  He has changed their minds now.  Take a look Inside Amazon.  Amazon’s supply chain is simply amazing.

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Robot army helps run warehouses. 12k views.

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May 272017
 
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The future of warehouses may be one with fast shipments and few human employees if robots like Kiva Systems continue to invade the workplace.

Quotes from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

  • “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, CEO Amazon
  • “The most important single thing is to focus obsessively on the customer. Our goal is to be earth’s most customer-centric company.” ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “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

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Amazon Warehouse Robots

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Mar 192017
 
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CNET News – Meet the Amazon robots making things more efficient

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Feb 262017
 
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Amazon Robots

Amazon robots are a major technology boost.  Technology has changed so many things in supply chain and will continue to make things more efficient and effective.  Amazon has done some amazing things making their supply chain and is the envy of many top companies.  Hopefully you will get a lot out of the videos that are posted.  We enjoy watching them and believe they are great resources for people to watch as well.

Amazon and Automation Quotes

  • “If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.”  ~ Jeff Bezos.
  • “In many cases, jobs that used to be done by people are going to be able to be done through automation. I don’t have an answer to that. That’s one of the more perplexing problems of society.” ~ John Sculley.
  • “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” ~ Bill Gates.
  • “All businesses need to be young forever. If your customer base ages with you, you’re Woolworth’s.” ~ Jeff Bezos.
  • “For the blue-collar worker, the driving force behind change was factory automation using programmable machine tools. For the office worker, it’s office automation using computer technology: enterprise-resource-planning systems, groupware, intranets, extranets, expert systems, the Web, and e-commerce.”  ~ Tom Peters.
  • “The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but legendary.” ~ Sam Walton.

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Amazon Prime Air. Using drones for delivery.

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Nov 252016
 
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Amazon Drones

Thought this was an interesting video and might spur some discussion.  We will only see more and more stories about drones.  Whether you like them or not, drones are here to stay.

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Exclusive Interview with Jeff Bezos – Founder & CEO of Amazon.com.

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Nov 242016
 
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Exclusive Interview with Jeff Bezos – Founder & CEO of Amazon.com

Jeff Bezos is an amazing entrepreneur.  Amazon has grown from a book seller to basically selling everything and anything.  Jeff Bezos has great insight and a very savvy CEO.

Walmart and Amazon Supply Chain Information.

Jeff Bezos Quotes.

  • “The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’” ~ Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO
  • “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” ~ Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon
  • “All businesses need to be young forever. If your customer base ages with you, you’re Woolworth’s.” ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.” ~ Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon
  • “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 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 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
  • “The most important single thing is to focus obsessively on the customer. Our goal is to be earth’s most customer-centric company.” ~ Jeff Bezos

Interview with Jeff Bezos Amazon supply chain

 

Amazon Warehouse – behind the scenes

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Jul 112016
 
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Amazon Warehouse – behind the scenes

Amazon Quotes:

  • “Barnes & Noble and Borders had a vested interest in ensuring the book business was protected. Amazon’s strategy is radically different. Amazon can afford to use [books] as a vehicle to sell everything else.”   ~ Oren Teicher
  • “Your margin is my opportunity.” ~ Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon
  • “We’ve done price elasticity studies, and the answer is always that we should raise prices. We don’t do that, because we believe — and we have to take this as an article of faith — that by keeping our prices very, very low, we earn trust with customers over time, and that that actually does maximize free cash flow over the long term.” ~ Jeff Bezos, created the Amazon Supply Chain  
  • “We innovate by starting with the customer and working backwards. That becomes the touchstone for how we invent.” ~ Jeff Bezos

Amazon Supply Chain Information.

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