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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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Large for-hire carriers and major retailers are reserving their places in line to be among the first to test the all-electric Tesla Semi in their operations. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., NFI Industries and Bison Transport Inc. and retailers Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Meijer and Loblaw Cos. confirmed that they have pre-ordered the truck or plan

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Dive Brief: About 40% of 1,500 shoppers surveyed by Convey say delivery is the most important detail in their shopping experience, the retail software provider revealed last week. When asked about the most important factors during the holidays, 33% of respondents said they prioritize cost, 29% desire a specific delivery date and 23% said they would

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As the steady rise of e-commerce pushes logistics companies and their retail partners to deliver more parcels, faster, speedy delivery is becoming a major competitive advantage. And no company has capitalized on this opening like Amazon, which has made a name for itself in fulfillment with its Prime and Prime Now delivery offerings. Now, Amazon’s retail competitors — and their logistics partners —

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Logistics giant UPS is trialling a ‘depot-to-door’ delivery system in central London that utilises a power-assisted delivery trailer in a bid to reduce traffic congestion and emissions associated with last mile deliveries, it announced yesterday. Following a competitive pitch process, UPS has teamed up with four other organisations – consultancy Fernhay, data management firm Skotkonung,

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Elon Musk has always dreamed big, and tonight he showed off his biggest reverie yet: the fully electric Tesla Semi. Powered by a massive battery and capable of hauling 80,000 pounds, it can ramble 500 miles between charges. It’ll even drive itself—on the highway, at least.1 And Musk promises production will start in 2019. The big rig, which Musk unveiled at SpaceX’s

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I had a conversation yesterday with Andrew Lynch, the president and co-founder of Zipline Logistics, a fast-growing multimodal transportation provider that specializes in the movement of packaged food and beverage products in North America. They provide spot shipment services, managed transportation and consulting services to both large manufacturers and up-and-coming brands. In fact, providing targeted services to young brands is a distinct

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