Earlier this week, Alan Hedge, senior director of Air Cargo Management Group, gave an excellent presentation during the Cargo Facts Symposium in Miami about the rise of e-commerce in the logistics industry. The session, titled “Amazon and the Rise of Own-Network Express,” provided an exhaustive analysis of the evolution of e-commerce, the Seattle-based online retailer and its relationship with air cargo.
In this video, Hedge discusses whether the current dominance of Amazon in the e-logistics business is really a “zero-sum game,” as it is often described. Will Amazon and its new fleet of 40 leased freighters really put forwarders out of business, or are we misinterpreting the meaning of its own-controlled express network? Hedge offers some fascinating alternative hypotheses about Amazon’s potential meaning to logistics. Something to mull over as you head off to your weekend.