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.  

Michael Anderson’s vision and leadership drive Etail Solutions forward every day. As a software industry entrepreneur, Michael recognized that a lack of time and money were the biggest obstacles preventing ecommerce entrepreneurs from scaling. He realized the need for a solution that allowed merchants to leverage automation to shift their day-to-day focus from managing operations to driving growth. As a result, Etail Solutions was born. Now, more than a decade later, Michael and Etail continue to lead the evolution of digital commerce, helping 3PLs, fulfillment providers and brands to create and manage their D2C capabilities, to “sell everywhere, fulfill from anywhere”, and to meet demanding, ever changing consumer expectations and sales channel requirements.