Amazon’s Increased Logistics Presence Ups Industry Ante

Recently, SDR Vice President Jodi Burrows shared her thoughts on M&A activity and key trends within the logistics industry with the online global supply chain publication EBN. Specifically, Jodi discussed the effects of Amazon’s increased presence in the space.

“Amazon’s move to become a fiercer participant within the logistics space may force electronics competitors to enhance their product and service offerings, as well as potentially reduce their prices,” Jodi stated.

Logistics Industry - ShippingAmazon has been gearing up to significantly increase its logistics industry presence and leverage the robotics and analytics in its warehouses for its logistics network.

It has continued to make strategic investments aimed at increasing the capacity of its multi-faceted global distribution channels.

Jodi continued to say, “Stiffer competition is forcing logistics companies to respond by investing internally or defensively acquiring companies or technologies that would provide them the capabilities necessary to compete.”

More consolidation and maneuverings are likely to continue as a result of Amazon flexing its logistics muscle.

To read Jodi’s full article on ebnonline.com, please click here.

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About the Author:

Jodi Burrows
Jodi Burrows, Vice President, manages transaction advisory and private debt and equity financing. She also conducts business development efforts for SDR Ventures. Jodi joined SDR Ventures in 2015 and has her Series 79 securities license. Jodi co-leads SDR’s Pet Industry Team, including the authorship of SDR’s quarterly Pet Industry Reports. She has a deep understanding of pet industry trends and value drivers and hosts ongoing discussions with strategic companies and investors in the space.