Tag «last mile»

Thesis: the impact of growing e-commerce on last-mile trips

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E-commerce influences the logistic sector in different ways. The growth of e-commerce leads to more use of transportation but also results in more logistic efficiency of this transportation. The amount of consumers increases and also the demand per consumer increases. This results in shorter distances between the stops and more packages delivered per stop, which …

Research: taking truck-routing and drone-resupply decisions

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Online customers expect faster delivery. Last-mile logistics operators normally deliver goods on the same day that they receive them at their local facilities, creating the challenge of planning delivery routes while simultaneously receiving new requests. Once delivery vehicles have started their routes, these operators commonly employ two strategies to manage the arrival of new orders: dispatch …

Cushman and Wakefield: delivering on consumer demands poses challenges for real estate

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E-commerce has seen unprecedented growth. While many industries battled disruptions, e-commerce provides opportunity. E-commerce and logistics companies are accelerating planned innovation and restructuring initiatives to stay ahead of the curve spurring the implementation of three to five years of advancements in a span of just five months to keep up. “It’s akin to upgrading the …

Dr. Oetker plans to take over German Flaschenpost for 1 bln Euro

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German family business Dr. Oetker plans to take over the four-year-old beverage delivery company Flaschenpost.de. The purchase price is €1 billion, the media say. The cartel authorities have yet to approve the takeover. Dr. Oetker can become number one on the German market in the fast-growing beverage delivery. Dr. Oetker started their own Durstexpress first, but …

City logistics: not the last-mile, but the first-mile is the issue

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In city logistics, we often talk about the last-mile issue with the introduction of zero-emission zones and more and more restrictions on urban freight in residential areas and inner cities. We solve these problems with bundling, collaboration, wholesalers, and city hubs. However, these solutions cause new problems upstream in the supply chain. Not the last-mile, but the …

Characterizing urban last-mile distribution strategies in e-commerce markets

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E-retailers and other companies participating in the e-commerce supply chain are developing a variety of strategies for last-mile e-commerce distribution in urban areas. These strategies must account for a number of elements of local context which can be particularly challenging in emerging markets. Urban last-mile distribution strategies that are specifically tailored to these markets are …

McKinsey: last mile is venture capital’s favourite

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Venture capitalists have recently invested around $28 billion in logistics startups, nearly all of it since 2015. As new technologies have entered the transport and logistics sector, efficiency has increased and prices have decreased. Yet the industry continues to face significant challenges, including a high number of breakpoints, complex pricing rules, and a lack of …