Standing up to Amazon: Why Data Is the Key to Save the Logistics Industry?

Standing up to Amazon: Why Data Is the Key to Save the Logistics Industry?

Standing up to Amazon: Why Data Is the Key to Save the Logistics Industry?

As a means of cutting transportation costs from third party freight companies, eCommerce giant Amazon is rolling out its own fleets of air, road and sea vehicles. Amazon already boasts a 40 strong fleet of Boeing 767 aircraft, has registered for a license for sea freight and has had a patent approved for plans for a futuristic, high speed subterranean urban delivery system. The arrival of well funded, global tech players should set off warning alarms for traditional logistics companies, however, the real disruptive force isn’t from underground pipes, ships or planes. It is from effective use of data.