Analyst Insight: There’s a supply-chain renaissance underway for enterprises, whether retailer or product-centric suppliers, who rely on a network of partners. We call them the networked enterprise, and they require a new type of technology that’s driving the growth of supply-chain application networks. Yet there’s confusion about what supply-chain networks are, and how they might differ.
Last week, we learned that Amazon’s fourth-quarter results smashed analysts’ expectations. Revenue climbed 21% year on year, profits rebounded, Prime is paying off, and market cap surged to over $1 trillion. Exciting developments for those of us who predicted the success of the Amazon operating model. More sobering, however, was the news that the World