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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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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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The introduction of 5G promises to seriously shake up the relationship we have gotten used to with technology in our homes, workspaces, and even on the road. The wireless technology, thought to be 100 times faster than 4G LTE (according to CTIA), carries the potential to provide us with practical pathways to technology that until recently

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As we enter the home stretch of the holiday season, should small to midsize businesses (SMBs) even try to compete with one-to-two-day delivery times? According to a new study from ShipStation, there’s still hope to win shoppers over — even if retailers can’t afford speedy deliveries (and it doesn’t require a Christmas miracle). Shipping Cost Outweighs Everything, But

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As the year comes to a close, it’s a natural time for companies to look at what worked in 2019 and what didn’t, and make plans for the year ahead. This is especially true for e-commerce companies, as this is their busiest time of year. For these companies, taking a hard look at their order

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