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Final mile delivery providers will need to adjust to lasting changes to how stores are used, stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic.Brody Buhler, global managing director, post and parcel with Accenture, warned during a Movin’ On session June 3 that as brick-and-mortar stores are converted to fulfillment centers, efficient delivery systems will be paramount. Retailers have

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Logistics software has taken off in the transportation industry as more complex routes and systems need a more streamlined organization to meet growing demands. By providing tools that make management and scheduling better, the services that we rely on to send and receive our goods can navigate our complex roads and infrastructures in more efficient

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At the beginning of the year, before COVID-19 had established a firm grip throughout the world, the World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution declared, “there has never been a time of greater change for the last mile’”. Among the predictions in a LLamasoft and Economist sponsored report titled The Future of the

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Canada is in the middle of an e-commerce moment. No business could have predicted this sudden shift to digital right now — but COVID-19 has forced Canadian retailers big and small to adopt or adapt e-commerce strategies quickly in order to stay open-for-business. This unprecedented shift online is leveling the e-commerce playing field. Less established

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Last-mile delivery is both a blessing and curse for retailers—a blessing because they know it draws in customers, but a curse because the logistics can be cumbersome and expensive. Nevertheless, its use and adoption are growing at an exponential rate. Here are some predictions for last-mile delivery in 2020: More consolidation among delivery networks. DoorDash’s acquisition

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The positive financial impact of efficiently managing the entire supply chain, from raw materials to the delivery of goods to consumers, is widely known and documented. Removing cost by leveraging operational transparency and data sharing reduces the “bullwhip” effect of inventory throughout the supply chain.  This, in turn, reduces product cost and lead time that

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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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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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