I touted this book to distribution channel brass in last week’s blog. This blog is the first of a few to riff on some of Gaster’s chapters. This week, his: “Chapter 4: Logistics as Leverage”
Logistics 1.0 to 5.0 in 27 Years
Gaster details how Amazon’s logistics evolved to ever-greater from a “1.0” garage, e-bookstore in ’95 to it’s present “4.0”. Then, from 4.0, he speculates on how known trends and experiments foretell “5.0” by 2023 and beyond.
Scanning news on Amazon is good. But, far better is to digest Gaster’s deep investigative work. Your concerns about and ideas for partnering and countering Amazon will leap.
Continue reading 238. Amazon’s Current “Logistics 4.0” Going to What “5.0”?
…is a just-published book. I concur with the reviews at (naturally) Amazon. I will add more thoughts in this and a few blogs to follow.
What’s Outstanding about “Behemoth”?
Continue reading 237. B2B BRANDS, DISTRIBUTORS: A Must-Read, Amazon Book
Best, customer-profitability analytics provide many insights for distributors. A common opportunity is an accumulated sea of small, unprofitable accounts: Minnows! Typical group stats: 50% of all accounts that yield only 5% of the gross profit dollars on 18 – 30% of all transactions. Their cost-to-serve expense dollars greatly exceed their margin dollars for a big, hidden loss.
Continue reading 236. “Minnow Division” v Data-Free Beliefs
In the News: “$15 Living Wage” v Amazon and Costco Strategies
The “$15-hour living wage” movement will continue. It will: buy votes; liquidate jobs; and boost McDonald’s prices more than the new, net wages. Although many voters are weak at system-thinking math, Amazon and Costco are not.
Continue reading 235. Embrace All-Win, High-Hourly Wages (like Costco)