UPS invested in last mile drone delivery and innovative partnerships in Rwanda and Tanzania, but is that enough to leapfrog Amazon and Google? Or will they remain a fast follower?
Supply chain offerings to hospital networks by medical distributors have been helped and hurt by digitization. For distributors like Owens and Minor, Amazon Business is here to hurt.
Imagine you’re a doctor in a rural village in Rwanda hoping to perform a blood transfusion for a pregnant woman in critical condition in order to save her life; however, you do not have the blood supply that would be necessary for you to properly treat your patient. The nearest hospital is several hours away by car, but you are certain that your patient would not survive more than a couple hours without the transfusion. What should you do?
Just ask a nurse to text Zipline for a blood delivery by drone!