Archive for Rob Howard

Driver Networks and The Future of Last-Mile Delivery Operations

My smartphone now allows me to order and receive almost anything within an hour or two — from a bottle of wine a dinner guest mentioned during appetizers to more coat hangers for the shorts I received as a gift a few hours ago. And I hardly pay for the convenience! It’s like the good […]

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Debunking the Myths of Same-Day Delivery (Or What Amazon Learned from a 90-Year-Old Distributor)

What do both Google and eBay do wrong that a 90-year-old industrial supply distributor does right? I’m talking about same-day delivery. And I’m also talking about Grainger, the longstanding industrial supply distributor whose doorstep delivery footprints are being followed, even now, by another of the most innovative companies in the world — Amazon. Same-day delivery […]

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