In Part 1, I laid out how to think about physical networks. For logistics, that means lots of warehouses and trucks doing various routes between them. In Part 2, I talked about one of the big competitive advantages of logistics networks, which is network effects. Note: These are significantly different than the network effects we […]
Ok. Let me see if I can impress you today. In Part 1, I wrote about ANE Logistics, an interesting Chinese company. But I really wanted to make a few points about the nature of logistics and physical networks: There is a difference between networks, platform business models and network effects. Physical networks are different […]
Logistics in China / Asia has been on my short list for a long time. There is a lot to like about this space. Logistics has a long-term secular growth trend. As countries and regions develop and grow, they generally ship more and more things around. It’s a slow but steady trend. We see that […]
ANE Logistics is a Chinese logistics company that uses a franchise model to operate a network of warehouses and trucks. The company’s founder, Jeff Towson, argues that ANE’s model has several advantages over traditional logistics companies. First, it allows ANE to scale more quickly and efficiently. Second, it gives ANE access to a wider range of talent and expertise. Third, it allows ANE to provide a more personalized level of service to its customers.