I really enjoyed this article! I think a vast majority of the problems can be solved if iKeg achieves a level of scale. Unlike the Barilla and IKEA case, Steadyserv is not a participant of a traditional beer supply chain and will have to work hard to get the whole supply chain to get involved in their project. But when Steadyserv gets a hold of a significant number bar owners, it can leverage its position in the market to add brewers and other players in the supply chain and ultimately will be able to manage information of the entire supply chain. I hate it when I go to a bar and the bartender says that they are out of the beer I was craving for. It happens quite often. I hope this solves the problem.
Thank you for the interesting post! I also think the newspaper industry was one of the biggest victims of digitization and especially for a company that has been operating under the same practice for decades, it is hard to expect that it will be one of the agile companies to transition to the new market. As a strong fan of ‘physical newspaper’, I am worried that delayed shift of strategy can negatively harm such a company which plays a crucial role in today’s society. I cannot speak for the other customers to the firm, such as companies who advertise with NYT, but as a reader, I believe that at the end of the day, quality of reporting is what really matters. (I think a lot of other readers agree with me http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/17/media/nytimes-subscription-rise/). There had been so many “fake media” during the recent set of events that caused enough confusion to the general public. And companies like NYT has a responsibility to society to survive and continue delivering quality news.
Thank you for the interesting article. This post reminded me of the Barilla case where we saw how integrating the information flow in the supply chain can benefit different functions within the chain. I personally think that Wholefoods has a stronger position in actually implementing this all the way up to the manufacturers since they possess such a strong presence in the retail market. However, I think the ultimate judges for this initiative are the actual customers who shop at Wholefoods. It might be crucial for Wholefoods to properly display the abundant information and tell the right story to the shoppers in order to make this transformation actually work.
Thank you so much for the amazing article! After reading this article, I searched for AR glasses on YouTube and found pretty amazing video clips laying out the possible applications of this technology.
At first, I was concerned that VR glasses were not on the shortest cut towards warehouse automation because I thought that it required a real person to actually make usage if the technology. But after doing some additional research, it looks like warehouse robots can also be guided by a similar technology (http://www.itproportal.com/features/bring-your-vr-to-work/). I am excited how this can affect our everyday lives and hope that Samsung can take advantage if its existing VR platform to penetrate this market as well.
I really enjoyed this article! It lays out how Thailand’s e-commerce market evolved along with digitization. I think it is interesting to see how a massive retail chain leveraged their existing presence in the physical market to increase their market share. As we see here in the U.S., in-store pick up is a very attractive option to major retailers such as Walmart and Target, both of which announced their investment in in-store pick-up services (Wal-Mart, Target Invest in Store Pickup for Holidays, http://www.wsj.com/articles/wal-mart-target-invest-in-store-pickup-for-holidays-1477576472?mg=id-wsj) However, as you mentioned, it appears to be a short-term solution in reacting to the shift in the market. I think if BigC has a nation-wide distribution network, it can also utilize their stores as small warehouses/distribution centers to reach out to customers.
Thank you for the interesting article! It is surprising to see that there is this much of a direct impact by climate change on the industry. Since there are limited areas around the world where you can catch and produce tuna, I assume that these areas are shared by several market leaders of the industry. Do you think it is possible to think of a collaborative action by leading companies in the industry around the world to address and react to this threat to their business? I think Starkist has the influence and the size as a market leader to initiate such collaboration.
Very interesting article! I was surprised to see how a government-owned company has specific plans to take preemptive measures to climate change and transform its existing portfolio. For such a large company that has the biggest impact on electricity generation in Thailand, its seems like there might be some difficulties in maintaining the implementation of the plan, which is expected to be done under a long-term time horizon. Do you think there are measures that can be taken by the private sector to assure that the government-owned company executes the shift in their portfolio? Also coming from a country that the generation of electricity is mainly done by a state-run company, I am curious about how to incentivize the government to take necessary measures in the future.
This is a great article laying out the details of how Nike was implementing their sustainability initiatives.
It was interesting to see their practical approach on how to reduce carbon emissions.
After reading this article, I became curious about how other companies operating in different industries can benchmark Nike’s strategy.
It would be helpful to know if there is an underlying principle of Nike’s approach to sustainability that can be applied to other global companies around the world.
Thank you for the interesting article! I have never thought about the idea that major oil companies like Exxon may start looking into renewables. I agree that there is skepticism about the reality of such shift in business model but I agree that even for a company like Exxon should be preparing for a new era. I personally think that the renewable energy market corrected itself during the collapse in early 2010 and is now growing at a healthy rate. I find your idea very interesting and feasible in the long-term.
Thank you for the article!
I think this lays out a great example of how an innovative company can reshape the market and the way of how we live.
It was interesting to see the history of their business as well as how they are creating more value by integrating with existing technology to
strengthen their position in a market they have created.
Do you think Tesla has other potential companies that they can partner up with our acquire to expand their business reach beyond EVs and home energy system in the short term ?
Thank you again !!!