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Final Mile Delivery

Final Mile Delivery. Blog Post by Claire Kerr Final mile delivery is a key part of logistics. As the last part of the order management process, it necessarily depends on all the other parts leading up to it. But it has its own challenges too. Getting final mile delivery right depends on fast, convenient delivery …

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Multi-Carrier Management recommendations

Multi-Carrier Management: Analysis and Recommendations

In an effort to meet customer expectations about delivery speed, distributors are opting to use multiple carriers. But each carrier has its own requirements and ways of working. To best work with this scenario, distributors need to integrate their warehouse systems with a multi-carrier management tool. But what’s the best way to do that? And …

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Multi-Carrier Integration market

Multi-Carrier Management: The Market

As a distributor, your profits are being squeezed. Despite enjoying a significant growth in revenue from ecommerce, you have likely seen an increase in the number of small parcel consignments you send. This, together with customer expectations of ever quicker delivery, will have required a change in your delivery strategy. Like many others, you will …

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Drones and self driving vehicles

Logistics Disruption: Drones and Self Driving Delivery Vehicles

With distributors and logistics providers constantly looking to shorten delivery times and reduce costs, it’s no surprise that innovation into automated methods of delivery is a prime focus. The rapid advancements in autonomous vehicle and drone delivery technology mean unmanned home deliveries may no longer be the stuff of science fiction. Instead, their reality seems …

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Outsourced delivery: Amazon Flex Hitch and Deliv

Outsourced Delivery: Amazon Flex, Hitch and Deliv

Continuing our series about logistics digital disruption, in this post we examine the impact of outsourced last-mile delivery models on the logistics industry. Amazon Flex, Hitch and Deliv are all last-mile outsourced  delivery services. Their models are disrupting the logistics economy and forcing operators and distributors to rethink how they might compete. What is Amazon …

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Measuring Warehouse KPIs OTIF

Measuring Warehouse KPIs: On Time In Full (OTIF)

This is the first in a series of posts looking at measuring KPIs for warehouse operations. We recently outlined the 7 KPIs to track for warehouse improvement. This series takes each and examines it in more detail. What does OTIF measure? OTIF is a measure of your outbound operation that mainly measures customer satisfaction. But …

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