Diwali flames e-commerce giants to vamp up logistics

E-tail giants, Amazon and Flipkart, began preparations to double their offerings and logistics chains early last month in preparation for India’s largest and grandest annual festival, Diwali. In a vividly competitive spirit, the industry behemoths expect a neck to neck battle to maximise wallet share. The expected volume in sales could alter each company’s overall … Continue reading “Diwali flames e-commerce giants to vamp up logistics”

Amazon tests in-house delivery service to rival UPS and FedEx

Amazon’s ardent experimentations in shortening delivery times and inventory costs have forayed a new segment that inches the e-tail giant closer to the logistics market led by delivery partners like United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. Amazon ensures two-day deliveries on a vast range of fast moving product skews. In an effort to increase … Continue reading “Amazon tests in-house delivery service to rival UPS and FedEx”

Amazon launches Amazon Business in India

Image by: Entrepreneur.com Amazon.com Inc. observed that due to quantity limits placed on its consumer marketplace, B2B companies often struggled to stock up on inventory. Identifying the rapid emergence of small and medium-sized businesses in India, Amazon launched a business-to-business retail service called Amazon Business on its Indian platform last week. The service intends to … Continue reading “Amazon launches Amazon Business in India”

Smart sensors help industrial robots to work with humans

As machine-human collaborations become increasingly important to scale and optimise industrial operations, robotic devices are smarter to detect slight human movements – bridging the gap between homo-machina functions to increase precision and safety. Humantics, an MIT spinout, is developing indoor radar systems that allow robots to detect human movement with greater precision than ever before. … Continue reading “Smart sensors help industrial robots to work with humans”

Amazon pumps in USD 63 million in India’s ATS unit ahead of festive season

Image by: Shweta Singh Amazon plans to infuse another $62.7 million in its Amazon Transportation Service, ATS after opening its logistics arm for Indian rivals increasing its total authorised share capital to 8 billion. Amazon has so far invested a total of 2.1 billion in its Indian unit as the Indian logistics industry is expected … Continue reading “Amazon pumps in USD 63 million in India’s ATS unit ahead of festive season”