Supply chains and carriers keep the global economy working amid the unprecedented conditions resulting from COVID-19, but they can seize up under extreme strain. Much of the focus has been supply chain resilience (large grocers and pharmacy retailers undergo increased scrutiny as the pandemic and our actions to contain it wear on)—but how will a

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The recent rise of e-commerce generally – and the powerful influence of e-commerce leader Amazon specifically – changes the rules in freight asset management. A case in point is last-mile delivery, an area where IoT (Internet of Things) data may not yet be fully tapped. The Amazon Prime push for two-day – and even same-day

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    FleetOptics Inc. 4090A Sladeview Crescent Mississauga, ON L5L 5Y5 T: 905.823.5504 F: 905.273.4040     Compte tenu de sa croissance rapide et de sa réussite en Ontario, FleetOptics Inc. a décidé d’étendre son service de livraison du dernier kilomètre à la région du Grand Montréal. Reconnue comme une ville dynamique ayant une solide économie,

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    FleetOptics Inc. 4090A Sladeview Crescent Mississauga, ON L5L 5Y5 T: 905.823.5504 F: 905.273.4040     Rapid growth and success in Ontario drives Fleet Optics Inc. to expand its final mile delivery services to the greater Montreal area.   A vibrant city with a robust economy, including the fast growing demands of increased e-commerce

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The march of e-commerce now has Amazon advertising two-hour food deliveries in select cities. In this environment, more shippers face pressure to deliver goods at a faster pace, all while keeping costs under control. To cope, many organizations are pinning their hopes on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), blockchain and

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Last-mile deliveries are experiencing ongoing disruption from new business models as retailers and carriers look for new ways to reduce carbon emissions and meet customer expectations of sustainability, a new report finds. The Sustainability: After the Buy Button report from e-commerce title eDelivery examines the impact of delivery emissions and plastic waste and what UK and European sellers are

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For many of us, December was a holiday season marked by last-minute, next-day Amazon deliveries. As boxes filled with your sister’s fleece sweater and your nephew’s LEGO kit piled up in your hallway, you might have paused over the environmental effects of all that packaging. But just as big of a sustainability culprit are the

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The Evolution of Retail Site Selection The historical model has been based on the centroid model, based on service to the store. The idea would be, “Hey, we’re going to locate our central distribution center around, say, 100 stores,” and really the driver there was transportation, and second would be labor. The transportation savings will

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Value-added services like delivery notifications and package tracking are no longer the reserve of urgent or important deliveries but a minimum requirement in both the consumer and business world. Facing global competition, logistics managers face the double challenge of reducing delivery costs while improving customer service. The increasing commonality of penalties for delays, as used

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