Tag «last mile»

McKinsey: the endgame for postal networks

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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.

July 16-18: EcommerceWiki Week in Amsterdam (NL)

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On July 16-18 2019, join the Ecommerce Foundation and the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (NL) on its event EcommerceWiki Week. It is a 3-day refresher course and summer academy in an Amsterdam. Get practical knowledge and insights about ecommerce with experts in their fields, on how to: attract new customers, convert them and how to make …

DHL: shortening the last mile

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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 …

Research: robotisation of urban freight

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A new paper by van Kaauwen and Van Duin aims to research the developments and innovations in urban freight transport. The paper focuses on the future and implications of robotization in this field. The developments in urban freight transport from a logistics service provider perspective are based on the constraints space, legitimacy and resources.

What is the potential for bicycle crowdshipping? Price of services is still a major issue

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Wicaksono, Satrio (TU Delft Civil Engineering and Geosciences; TU Delft Transport and Planning) explored the potential for bicycle crowdshipping. This would be a potential alternative for future urban parcel deliveries. Understanding the supply and demand characteristics is essential for bicycle crowdshipping platforms to sustain its network of customers and couriers.