LTD Management
Logistics & Supply Chain Management Consulting Global Solutions That Work

AMAZON EFFECT — RETAILERS AND MANUFACTURERS — SUPPLY CHAINS AND LOGISTICS — A PERSPECTIVE

Amazon has been and is making its mark on how to do business—and doing it around the world. Yet many retailers, and now manufacturers, struggle to adapt to what is required to compete successfully. This is especially true with their supply chains. Supply chain management is the driver to meeting customer expectations. So, this article could be titled—Amazon Effect: Redefine and Transform Supply Chain Management and Logistics.

LTD Management's predictions on what Amazon would mean to supply chain management and logistics have held. What is interesting is how many retailers have not made the necessary transformation of their supply chains.

Now, manufacturers are facing their version of omnichannel and the need to redo their supply chains. In fact, many manufacturers have been slow to adjust to retail downturn with own aggressive e-commerce programs driven by transformed supply chains. And the slow move to omnichannel is not limited to consumer goods related manufacturers. At the same time, a global supply chain revolution is in its early stages.


RETAILERS AND MANUFACTURERS


SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT


LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDERS


In all the above, those who do not change risk being left behind. Leaders and laggards. It is not unrealistic to say that as you read this, change has happened.