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logistics blog posts

As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection. Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, Freight.
We will feature over the next 3 business days each category’s top 10 most viewed posts over the course of 2017.

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Last Mile eCommerce

While automation is poised to revolutionize eCommerce Logistics and last mile delivery, last mile eCommerce will benefit from increased use of white glove logistics services. As explained by Andrea Obston of Parcel Industry, last mile delivery must be free, fast and all-inclusive.

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Last Mile Automation

Imagine the scenario: consumer orders a product online, and to lower delivery is available in the area. Rather than just picking up the product at the nearest Amazon store or waiting for drones to drop off the package on the doorstep, and autonomous wagon, looking like a refrigerator on wheels, shows up and interacts with the consumer via smartphone.

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White Glove Services & Last Mile

White glove services are the crème de la crème of last mile logistics, and white glove services & last mile logistics work together more than most other parts of your transportation network. Both services seek to meet the increasing demands of a growing customer base, especially customers of e-commerce platforms, as explained by Deborah Lockridge of Truckinginfo.

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Last Mile Logistics?

Shippers face many challenges in successfully delivering products to end-users, and last mile logistics will be a core focus of change in the coming months. Consumer demands and expectations are rising, and up to 25 percent of consumers are willing to pay extra for same-day delivery. Also, same-day delivery will reach a 25-percent market share by 2025.

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last mile metrics

Using technology to improve last mile metrics is essential to driving last mile costs down, but how do shippers know if the technology is helping or hurting? The answer to this question lies in using last mile metrics to track key performance indicators and target levels of service to ensure accountability, visibility and continued reduction of costs in last mile delivery.