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1. Brace for the Rush
... last days of the buying season. As a hedge against this Amazon is enlisting local entrepreneurs to help fulfill their last mile gaps. The company’s ‘Amazon Delivery Service Partners’ may make a difference ...
Created on 05 November 2018
2. NGOs walk a supply chain tightrope to disaster response
...  donations, reverse logistics, and tracking and tracing of batches (especially in medicines and pharmaceuticals). Fulfillment of Supplies Tracking fulfillment of supplies to the last mile is crucia ...
Created on 13 July 2018
3. The Rise of Logistics Tech Activates Entrepreneurs
... stage of supply chain evolution, which is far more complex than optimizing the last mile. And, companies like Route4Me, who can deliver significant value by optimizing across the links in the supply chain, ...
Created on 30 August 2017
4. Ready for the Autonomous Supply Chain?
Automation is nothing new in the supply chain world. Are you ready, though, for the end-to-end autonomous supply chain? In an interesting article on the Brinknews site by Wolfgang Lehmacher of the ...
Created on 29 March 2017
5. Amazon's 'Floating DC' Idea
... ing approach to the 'last mile' delivery issue, but a plethora of regulatory and practical challenges stand in the way. Check out the story by Chris Cunnane on the Logistics Viewpoints site HERE. ...
Created on 26 January 2017
6. Unmanned Delivery Options are Changing the Supply Chain
... have been steadily gaining traction but the last couple months. Let’s take a quick look at the list of technologies affecting last mile delivery. Uber (and competitors) delivery services Drone and ...
Created on 28 September 2016
7. Innovative Delivery Van for the Last Mile
As last mile delivery becomes a much more important piece of the supply chain puzzle, it's 'driving' changes not only on the process side, but also with equipment.The Mercedes folks at Daimler are maki ...
Created on 27 September 2016
8. Last Mile Delivery Discussion
The battle to determine the winners and losers for control of the 'last mile' continues. A recent Q & A session with an experienced consultant and an industry veteran by the Supply Chain Digest staff uncover ...
Created on 12 July 2016
9. Amazon's Logistics Moves
Just when you think you have Amazon's strategy figured out, something new (and big) pops up, like its recent purchases and leases of logistics assets. CEO Jeff Bezos says they're not looking to compete ...
Created on 23 June 2016
10. Amazon's Logistics Strategy
If you think Amazon has been pretty active on the innovation front, you ain't seen nothin' yet, according to Mark Solomon on the DC Velocity site.He reviewed a recent study by a logistics consultancy and ...
Created on 09 May 2016
11. Uber and the Last Mile Challenge
... the Uber business model make sense for last mile delivery?Steve Banker thinks it through on the Logistics Viewpoints site in an article you can check out HERE. ...
Created on 09 May 2016
12. The Last 1000' Challenge
Remember the old days, when the 'last mile' was a huge challenge for customer fulfillment? Now it's the 'last 1000 feet'.According to a new report on the Forbes site, in-store technology must be used to impr ...
Created on 22 March 2016
13. Research on Delivery Expectations
The 'last mile' of the delivery process continues to be a battleground for on-line retailers. A recent survey describes what's actually happening in this arena, with consumers expectations of fast delive ...
Created on 18 February 2016
14. Crowdsourcing and the Supply Chain
We've all heard the buzzword 'crowdsourcing', but I, for one, hadn't considered its effect on the supply chain. Delivery, risk management, innovation, and other supply chain processes can benefit from ...
Created on 24 September 2015
15. Nightmare on Elm Street?
Same day delivery and the last mile are a couple of the 'final frontiers' in capturing the hearts and minds of omnichannel consumers. As the big players fight it out, there are bound to be inefficiencies.Andre ...
Created on 08 September 2015
16. Logistics and the Last Mile Problem
"How long is your last mile?' sounds like an easy question to answer. When you're dealing with supply chains and demanding customers, it's anything but.Clifford Lynch on the DC Velocity site explains  ...
Created on 27 August 2015
17. Approaches to the Last Mile Challenge
The omnichannel 'revolution' has driven changes thoughout the supply chain. The 'last mile' to the consumer continues to be a huge impediment to optimizing the experience.On the Logistics Viewpoints sit ...
Created on 06 August 2015
18. Understanding Same Day Delivery Requirements
As more companies jump on the same-day delivery bandwagon, someone needs to ask a few fundamental questions. On the Multichannel Merchant site, John Haber does just that.His first point about knowing your ...
Created on 23 June 2015
19. The Importance of the Last Mile
As consumers buy in multiple ways and become omnichannel, more of your supply chain becomes exposed to the customer. It makes sense to redesign your processes to recognize that reality and leverage it.On ...
Created on 18 June 2015
20. Last Mile Challenges
On the Logistics Viewpoints site, Chris Cunnane explains why the explosive growth of ecommerce is causing headaches for retailers. As on-line and omnichannel purchases increase, more pressure is felt to ...
Created on 09 April 2015