Distributed Logistics for Digital Commerce, Article 8: What’s The Big Idea? Applications and Examples

Distributed Logistics is about more than just dispersing inventory to be closer to potential customers. It’s about a Big Idea. 

Or, more accurately, Distributed Logistics is about three Big Ideas: 

  1. Distributed Logistics is about managing your sales channels and your inventory supply as a single integrated network; 
  2. Distributed Logistics is driven by yield management – seeking to realize the most profit possible from the inventory you have available right now;  
  3. Distributed Logistics is about creating options as digital commerce evolves in ways none of us can predict. 

How does this all translate into real-world success? 

For the past decade, Etail Solutions has worked with hundreds of clients across dozens of business models. But broadly speaking, these clients fit into one of three broad groups: Online distributors, ecommerce service providers, and brands. 

Read the rest of this post on LinkedIn to see real-world examples of how these organizations have implemented distributed logistics. Or watch the accompanying video on LinkedIn.  

This article and accompanying video are part of an eight-part series exploring Distributed Logistics for Digital Commerce. To start at the beginning of the series, click here to view the first videoDistributed Logistics for Digital Commerce: A Change in Paradigm and Why it Matters on LinkedIn.