Chief Executive spoke with FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith about emerging technologies and their place in global commerce. FedEx recently introduced the concept of the same-day robots and is building a $1.7 billion expansion out at the FedEx campus, where there will be a lot more automation there.
The Kroger Co. has a long history in retail grocery operations. Today, Kroger is a $115 billion company operating in 35 states in the US. Kroger owns 38 manufacturing facilities that produce about 40 percent of the private-label brands sold in Kroger stores.
The e-commerce megatrend is a big opportunity for postal players, but the market and competitive dynamics are squeezing incumbents. In a new report, The endgame for postal networks: How to win in the age of e-commerce McKinsey presents three winning tactics that can help these companies stay competitive.
What if the future of mobility would not only mean the electrification of vehicles but also a real change on the urban roads where the streets are not blocked by parked delivery vehicles. With Ducktrain, German start-up DroidDrive has developed an electrical, automated logistics device that elevates light vehicle-based logistics to a new level of …
While many postal companies are reducing the number of mailboxes on the streets, Royal Mail is converting theirs for parcels. Royal Mail is introducing the UK’s first ever parcel postboxes in 1.400 locations across the country after a successful trial.
Fast, reliable, efficient and sustainable. The automotive industry has discovered the advantages of in night distribution 25 years ago. Items ordered at the end of the day will be delivered before the next working day. This enables dealers to provide excellent service to their customers. what potential is there for deliveries to service engineers in cities?
Recently Internodz launched a new service that makes it possible to view all deliveries coming around your location and add your orders into them. The concept behind Internodz is based on the idea that there are lots of deliveries roaming in your city and some of them are already going to come to your location. Users …
Electric Assisted Vehicle (EAV) has launched a cargo bike which it says has been “engineered down” from a light commercial vehicle rather than “engineered up” from a bicycle. The EAV quadracycle can carry 150 kilos of parcels is peddled and steered like a traditional bike.
The John Lewis Partnership announced will reduce its operational greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 at the latest, without purchasing offsets, in line with the pathway set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to limit global warming to 1.5C.
Greg Hewitt is CEO of DHL Express US, where he is responsible for the company’s International Express business. He reflects on the future of last mile logistics on MH&L: “Companies must be constantly ready to adapt their supply chains to reflect changing market conditions and customer demands”.