Sure, we all know that restaurants and casinos are closing up shop, but yesterday, I had my first corona-related logistics experience. Like just about everyone else in America, if not the world, I’ve been following news about COVID-19. And like just about everyone else, my life has been disrupted, even though I live in a …
December 20, 2019
Shippers are starting to see the incredible advantage that can be gained through the strategic management of e-commerce—especially as logistics professionals move out of their silos and into the C-suite. Industry experts further contend that walls will continue to be torn down before this disruption reaches an advanced and fully evolved stage. The rapid growth …
This month we spoke with Kevin Zweier, Vice President of the Transportation practice at Chainalytics. Kevin Zweier manages the delivery of projects related to transportation procurement, fleet modeling and systems and operational assessments. Prior to joining Chainalytics, he led the North American Logistics Practice at ICG Commerce. He was previously at INSIGHT and Manhattan Associates. NextGen …
Forget the last mile. One of today’s biggest fulfillment challenges is the short trip from the delivery truck to one of dozens—or hundreds—of possible delivery spots in a building, a plant, a hospital or a campus. The shortest distance could be the longest yard of a delivery. For years, logistics professionals have referred to the …
Last-mile delivery is expensive and complicated. Solutions range from smart lockers to GPS sensors and advanced data analytics look to change that equation. If there ever was a scrum in the supply chain, it’s last-mile delivery. And it’s a worldwide scrum, no less. From China to Europe to the U.S., companies as divergent as Amazon, SF Express, Shipt, Instacart and XPO …
Did you get your package from Amazon today? Good. But did you realize that Amazon is changing how it gets packages to you? If not, it’s worth a few minutes to get caught up here. Every so often it’s good to look in on Amazon and see what it’s doing to change supply chains, especially …
Forget the last mile. Tomorrow’s supply chain is about the final 50 feet. We spoke with Barbara Ivanov, director of the Urban Freight Lab at the University of Washington. She is also chief operating officer of the school’s Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center. Previously, Ivanov worked on freight research projects with the U.S. Department …