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In the News: Health Care Embraces E-commerce Trends

healthcare-industry-channels-ecommerceHealth care was one of the main tracks at Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference in mid-May, and it included a presentation by the leader of Amazon’s global health care strategy. It’s no secret that Amazon is eyeing the health care space, whose high margins and overly cautious inventory practices present plenty of low-hanging supply chain fruit. Even if your business has nothing to do with health care, there’s a good chance you know what it feels like when Amazon enters your market.

The universal pressures of cost, speed, accuracy and traceability can threaten the survival of any e-commerce business. The health care industry is looking to centralization, direct-to-consumer strategies, tracking and goods-to-person-technologies to meet these challenges.

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