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”.
Urbanization is making the last mile of delivery more complex and critical for the success of e-commerce companies, according to new research by DHL. With over 600 million more people forecast to live in urban environments by 2030 and new technologies creating opportunities for both service enhancement and disruption, online retailers and their logistics partners …
DHL has placed fitting rooms in its service points to be able to fit clothing bought online. At The Hague it is already possible to fit in and Amsterdam will follow soon. The garment that is picked up at the service point and does not fit unexpectedly can then be returned quickly and easily.
CEO Frank Appel wants to modernize Deutsche Post DHL Group from top to bottom. One of his ambitious goals is zero emission logistics in 2050. As no automotive manufacturer was interested in developing a suitable electro vehicle for Deutsche Post DHL Group, they decided to do it alone with StreetScooter.
DHL Express has started in Groningen (NL) with a CityHub for sustainable city distribution. It is a local operation with a parcel shop function from which cargo bike couriers, in particular, deliver and collect parcels and where consumers can pick up and send shipments themselves.
In the fourth edition of the DHL Logistics Trend Radar, a series that started in 2013, DHL reveals 28 key trends that could impact the logistics industry in the next five to ten years. The Logistics Trend Radar is developed through the analysis of mega- and microtrends as well as direct input from research institutes, …
The delivery of packages ordered online can be made much more sustainable: “Unnecessarily large vehicles are essentially transporting air,” says Walther Ploos van Amstel, professor of city logistics at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, on Twinkle. The way he sees it, there are twice as many delivery vans driving around in the city as necessary.
City logistics makes an important contribution to the quality of life that people experience in cities. The liveability of cities is under pressure, partly caused by growing number of ‘last mile’ E-commerce deliveries. Various (f)actors involved in the last mile have led to smart initiatives in the sector.
Wehkamp starts with delivery on cargo bikes. After several successful pilots, Wehkamp, DHL and Fietskoeriers.nl join forces. In 12 cities the couriers of Fietskoeriers.nl deliver, in the ‘last mile’, part of the packages from Wehkamp at home.
DHL Deutsche Post has selected the German town of Bad Hersfeld as its test site for a robot to accompany mail deliverers on their routes and carry their mail items. The project was announced at a joint press conference between the mayor of Bad Hersfeld, Thomas Fehling, and Jürgen Gerdes, CEO of the Post – …