logistics

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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Amazon Purchases PillPack

Amazon Purchases Pillpack

Last month, Amazon announced it would purchase the online pharmacy, PillPack, in a deal estimated to be worth just shy of $1bn. With this planned acquisition, Amazon is clearly signalling how important the e-health market is. But its disruption of this market has also had commentators speculating that it has single-handedly wiped $14.5bn off the …

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Static and simple route optimisation

Route optimisation for static and simple routing

For supply chain and logistics directors in distribution businesses, one of the main priorities is balancing how to achieve route efficiency with meeting customer service targets. You need to deliver goods to your customers within promised timescales, but achieving that often means making the sacrifice of choosing a less cost-effective route. Balancing these issues is …

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