Delivery Logistics Industry
Thought and Leadership
Driverless trucks, drones, fully automated warehouses - these things were once the fantasies of science fiction. Now, however, the incorporation of these technologies into last mile logistics seems inevitable. First of all, let's take a look at last mile logistics; particularly, the "Last Mile Problem."
In a world of technological wonders, it seems that businesses need to have an ever-increasing holistic view of their entire supply chain. That means what was once understood to be out of the view of the business is now required to be tracked. Shippers face a slew of challenges today that seem to compound by the day: in a recent study, 1/4 of shippers stated that supply chain visibility was the top challenge facing them today.
Technology is the driving force behind change in nearly every industry, the parcel delivery industry is no different. The intensifying pace of innovation in the world of shipping and last mile deliveries has created an atmosphere in which businesses need to move fast in order to remain competitive. In terms of parcel delivery, the last mile is an area that now requires a particular focus on innovation.