“When we moved to the cloud the first time, we cut down the lead time for an environment from 100 days to 85 days. This is self-inflicted lead time… processes that are keeping you from moving faster,” he said.
“We also had 30 people involved in a classic delivery, and we figured the cost was around €40,000 to provision an environment, in work time, handovers and meetings and what not.”
A single wide-body Boeing 747 can easily carry 150,000 iPhones tucked into its aluminum canisters.
The app, scheduled to launch in summer 2017, is designed to make it easier for truck drivers to find shippers that need goods moved, much like the way Uber connects drivers with riders. It would also eliminate the need for a third-party broker, which typically charges a commission of about 15% for doing the middleman work.
This is one of those “software is eating the world” things that I would have thought existed already.
[T]he broader goal is to improve the “middle mile” logistics space, which is largely controlled by third-party brokers that charge a hefty fee for handling the paperwork and phone calls to arrange deliveries between shipping docks or warehouses. It would make shipping more efficient and cheaper not just for its customers, but also for Amazon, which
Kim and I had Amazon Prime in 2011 and we were trying to figure out if we should renew. I did a quick analysis. We’ve had it many years, and got it free the last two years. I think it’s worth paying for.