Archive for last-mile delivery

The Growing Focus on Last-Mile Delivery

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a lot of activity related to last-mile delivery — from startups providing last-mile delivery services to advancements in transportation management systems and mobile technologies to more effectively plan, execute, and track last-mile deliveries, as well as several acquisitions in this space. What’s driving this focus on last-mile […]

Read More →

My Logistics Experiences with Amazon and AAA

When you spend your workday thinking and writing about logistics, you can’t help but see it in your everyday life too. Here are two examples that I experienced last week, courtesy of Amazon and AAA. Amazon: Two Extremes of Packaging My wife walked into the study with a large box from Amazon. Inside was a […]

Read More →

Last-Mile Delivery: The Next Battleground in Transportation

Jeremy Becker, Senior Manager Supply Chain Consulting at Transplace addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What is last-mile delivery? What does it encompass? Why so much buzz about last-mile delivery today? What factors are driving it? How is this segment of the transportation market different from the others? Any […]

Read More →

Amazon: Disruptor or Distraction?

Is Amazon a disruptor or a distraction for the logistics industry? That was the main question I addressed during my keynote presentation at the SMC3 Connections Conference last month, one of the leading events for transportation and logistics professionals. The question was triggered by all of the logistics-related moves Amazon continues to make, as evidenced […]

Read More →

Perspectives on Last-Mile Delivery: Martin Brower and Paragon Software Systems

Last-mile and home delivery has emerged as a competitive battleground for many retailers and other companies, thanks in large part to the ongoing growth of e-commerce and the likes of Amazon who are reshaping consumer expectations for faster (trending toward same-day) and less expensive (usually free) delivery options. While home/last-mile delivery is not new, the […]

Read More →

This Week in Logistics News (May 30 – June 3, 2016)

What was your first concert? Mine was UB40 my freshman year at Cornell, followed by Tracy Chapman a few months later. I can’t say I was a big fan of either prior to going to the shows, but after getting swept up by their live music and singing, I bought their albums the next day. […]

Read More →