Photo appears courtesy of Walmart. This blog was written by Ian Heller, President and COO of Modern Distribution Management and reposted with permission. Walmart.com has grown very quickly since the company acquired Jet.com in 2014. One of the outcomes was that Marc Lore, Jet.com’s CEO and co-founder, became the CEO of Walmart eCommerce U.S. Several other Jet executives remained with Walmart and have generated a great deal of growth for the world’s largest retailer – including a 37% jump in online sales in the first quarter of its current fiscal year. Much of this is coming from Walmart’s third-party marketplace. Just like Amazon, Walmart allows many other companies to sell on its website.
The EDI Alliance had the opportunity to visit the spring NEECOM conference in Boston a few weeks ago. Being my first time, I didn't know what to expect. First of all, you cannot beat spring in New England. The snow has melted and the flowers are blooming. The humidity has not settled over the region yet and there's a light breeze in the air. Between the beautiful weather and knowing one of our nicest clients, Northeast Delta Dental, would be in attendance, I had hopes.
As you may have heard, GraceBlood LLC acquired Aurora Technologies back in October of this year. We will now be revisiting our Biography Series to include GraceBlood's amazing team of consultants and today we are featuring Lisa Crosley. Lisa has been an EDI consultant with GraceBlood for 12 years. She initially worked with GraceBlood as a client EDI coordinator so when her company closed their US distribution operation, Karen and AMY wasted no time in bringing Lisa on board.
Photo appears courtesy of Kevin Dooley. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat,” is what Roy Scheider famously said in the 1975 film Jaws. Of course, this is now a well-known euphemism for “we’re going to need more resources,” which brings us to a meeting three decades later.