Richard Howells, Vice President of Solution Management at Digital Supply Chain, SAP, shares his insights into the potential logistical challenges inherent to events like Amazon Prime Day, and how the e-commerce giant can overcome them. Richard, given that Amazon reported revenues of $4.2bn on Prime Day 2018, an increase of 33% year on year, what sort of pressures can the event be expected to put on companies’ supply chains? There’s no doubt Amazon has changed the retail game, forcing legacy organizations to evolve or admit defeat. During Prime Day 2018, the e-commerce giant experienced more than US$4bn in sales, despite technical difficulties on the day. I expect this year to be no different when it comes to sales. A massive surge in demand for a variety of products, combined with Amazon’s quick delivery promise puts immense pressure on the company’s logistics providers to deliver with speed and efficiency. Warehouses will need to be … [Read more...] about SAP Q&A: How can Amazon survive and thrive on Prime Day?
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By WSJ Staff WSJ Tues., March 19, 2019 With its eye on wealthier international clients, Morgan Stanley is merging its international wealth management and private wealth management businesses. Below, some of the best analysis and insight from WSJ writers and columnists, the Dow Jones Newswires team and occasionally beyond, on investing, the wealth-management business and more. PLANNING AND INVE STING Is Now the Time for Active Investing to Make a Comeback? Lower fees and rising volatility are making active management more competitive, supporters say. But critics say the odds are on the side of passive investing. MARKET TALK Article Continued Below From Dow Jones Newswires The likelihood is that Brexit will be postponed, either by a short period till June 30, or by longer. UniCredit says a short extension would "produce new cliff-edge risks and would likely lead to higher volatility" for sterling in the coming months. A longer delay would be … [Read more...] about WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Active Investing, Solar Stocks, Parent’s Money
1 of 11 View 11 Items Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith walks through the office in Orem on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Related Link Rainbows and unicorns: New report lauds Utah tech but local experts cautious SALT LAKE CITY — As it turns out, Qualtrics co-founder and CEO Ryan Smith is an extraordinary prognosticator on top of running a wildly successful company that pulled off one of the biggest tech deals of the year. One of the biggest worldwide, actually. Last January, Smith took the stage at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit and told the record audience of 15,000 that the state would see unprecedented tech deal activity and as many as four Utah tech initial public offerings in 2018. He predicted it would be an "unbelievable" year for Utah's relatively small, but burgeoning tech sector. Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Domo Technologies' headquarters are pictured in American Fork Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Smith … [Read more...] about IPOs, deals, arrival of Facebook, Amazon mark ‘historic’ year in Utah tech
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: December 25, 2018 at 4:29 pm | UPDATED: December 25, 2018 at 4:29 pm By David J. Lynch | The Washington Post A global economy that until recently was humming has seemingly broken down, a sharp contrast to the picture just a year ago when the world was experiencing its best growth since 2010 and seemed poised to do even better. Already, builders in the United States are erecting fewer single-family homes. German factories are sputtering, and in China, retail sales are growing at their slowest pace in 15 years. The sudden slowing has fed into a global financial sell-off that has driven several U.S. stock indexes into or near “bear market” territory with losses of more than 20 percent. Stocks fell sharply Monday near the end of what is shaping up to be Wall Street’s worst December since 1931. The economic turmoil was on President Donald Trump’s mind even on Christmas Day, when during an Oval Office appearance, he cast fresh … [Read more...] about Economic growth is slowing all around the world
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: The Fed Raised Rates. The Markets Didn’t Like It. DealBook Supported by Dec. 20, 2018 Good Thursday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) The Fed raised rates, but it’s bracing for economic strain The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate yesterday to between 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent, and signaled that it expects “some” additional rate increases next year. The Fed believes the U.S. economy is strong. “Jerome H. Powell, the Fed’s chairman, emphasized the continued strength of economic growth at a news conference after the announcement,” Binyamin Appelbaum of the NYT writes. He adds that it was “a display of measured confidence in the economy.” But the move is a slap in the face to vocal critics. … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: The Fed Raised Rates. The Markets Didn’t Like It.