Amazon Invades the Supply Chain

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pocharle
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Re: Yes I would!
pocharle   8/28/2012 11:58:47 AM
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Np. That's what the internet is for!

Mr. Roques
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Re: Yes I would!
Mr. Roques   8/26/2012 5:45:03 PM
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Yeah, that's the one. 

I don't recall, sorry. I know they set a few rules (yearly revenue, amount of years running, etc.) you can probably find it online.

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Re: Yes I would!
pocharle   7/22/2012 9:48:02 AM
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Mr. Roques,

Just to confirm, was it this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Built-Last-Successful-Visionary-Companies/dp/0887307396

If so, I'm interested to browse through it for that statistic. Do you recall what that revenue ballpark number was?

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Re: Yes I would!
nimantha.d   7/14/2012 10:32:39 PM
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Ohh ok. I havent heard of it. Thats why I thought its not the ight one as such. But Amazon has the skills and if they are aleady using it then its a good sign.

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Re: Yes I would!
Mr. Roques   7/11/2012 11:29:18 PM
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Well, thats a LOT easier said than done. I read, a few years ago, a book called "built to last", an economist analyzed hundreds of companies and determined what made companies last (I think it was more than 50 years, and with revenues higher than X... etc). The results where somewhat expected but still a very nice work.

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Re: Yes I would!
pocharle   6/23/2012 3:45:54 PM
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The short answer to your question: 'Start by doing what successful people do!'

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Re: Yes I would!
Mr. Roques   6/22/2012 4:52:09 PM
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The companies that aren't afraid to shake things up, and when doing it, do it smart and have some luck are the ones that stay successful.

How to be successful in the first place? that a whole different story.

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Re: Yes I would!
pocharle   5/17/2012 8:57:10 PM
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Most 'disruptive' companies are the ones who STAY successful. I guess they are following that trend.

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Jacob   5/16/2012 4:39:19 AM
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Anandvy, Amazon, eBay websites are like an interface between the manufactures are the customers. So they cannot assure any quality in products from any of the third service providers because they are not handling any products. They are just collecting the order and payments from customer side and finally transferring the orders to the vendors for delivery. But they are frequently collecting feedback from customers about the delivered products and hope they are passing these product feedbacks to the vendors for improving the products.

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Re: Yes I would!
Mr. Roques   5/15/2012 5:37:53 PM
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I agree with you that what Amazon is doing is disruptive. The hurdles you mention in the end are normal and expected but I believe that traditional companies will have to deal with it in order to survive. 

I keep thinking about Dell and how they changed the PC market, if others hadn't followed, Dell would have taken control of it. 

Amazon is "outsourcing" the manufacturing, just like any other company, and then selling it to customers. 

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