To deliver more goods faster, Amazon is getting closer to your door
Boston Globe - 12/07/2020
All of which means more warehouses, more trucks, more traffic, and ― very likely ― less sleep for folks like Palumbo. Shopping habits born during months of virus fears and stay-home orders won’t go away any time soon. If anything, we’ll see them expand alongside the resurgence of COVID-19 cases this winter, said Nada Sanders, a professor of supply chain management at Northeastern University. Amazon is spending a fortune on the premise that they’re here to stay.
“They want to exploit this,” Sanders said. “The door is opened, we’re not going to be able to go back.”