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Tue June 27 2017 09:48:21

Amazon Gives Pharma Firm a Logistics Tour

By: Ina Steiner

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Amazon hosted pharmaceutical company Bayer AG to tour one of its fulfillment center in Germany in what could signal an interesting move by the online marketplace giant. Ostensibly the visit was a learning experience, but it could lead to some interesting partnerships.

- Bayer may be considering selling its goods - including prescription medicine - through Amazon. (See this recent CNBC article.)

- Amazon could be gearing up its logistics expertise as a standalone service the way it did with AWS web-hosting services.

Here's a link to the blog post (German language). With the help of Google translate, we learned the tour was part of a 3-day strategy meeting at Amazon by 18 Bayer executives. The pharma firm said they want to learn from other industries and gain new insights into logistics.

We may be reading into what is simply professional courtesy among logistics professionals. What do you think?




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This user has validated their user name. by: IDKwhoIare

Tue Jun 27 11:02:43 2017

Looks like Amazon is the one considering selling pharmaceuticals.  I wonder if they are going to try partnering with Bayer to create an Amazon brand of OTC items (sim to the Amazon brand stuff like batteries)?  They seem determined to replace 3rd Party sellers with their own brands.

Bezos is a 1%er, maybe he has inside knowledge on the healthcare act changes? Knowing that no one will be able to afford meds soon, he can then capitalize on that?  Amazon would/could become one of the largest wholesale 'clubs' out there for Pharma.  Interesting.

Pure speculation on my part based solely on the linked article and what I have observed of his past actions. Shrug.

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Tue Jun 27 12:20:04 2017

We buy our pet medicine online.

I could see people choosing to buy prescriptions online rather then at a brick & mortar store.

Darn Bezos won't be happy until he's ruling the world. . .

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by: mcposty This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jun 27 14:01:39 2017

big surprise, corporate amazon bows to pharm...amazon is a dead marketplace..might as well buy from walmart.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Wed Jun 28 22:42:06 2017

Grave potential for prescription abuse here.



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