The situation in the Postal and Parcel business is changing fast. The demand for distribution of letters, which in fact has been core business for most Postal companies since hundreds of years back, is declining. At the same time the demand for parcel delivery is rising fast. A new business logic may be required.
The main part of our distance communication is today done via phone, text messages or social media. However, that’s just how it has been in recent years. For the last couple of hundred years, letters were instead our main distance communication media. Postal organizations had a significant role in society’s communication. During the last decades, […]
With a market share of 44% of the American e-commerce market in 2017, the founder, chairman and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has dethroned Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, as one of the richest men in the world. This is not entirely surprising considering how fast his company has grown since it was founded.
Spurred by fast-growing interest in e-commerce shopping, last mile logistics and transportation are flourishing worldwide. However, driver shortages make it difficult for many logistic companies to meet growing demand. What can modern IT offer to mitigate this problem?
Many consumers are making more and more real-time purchase decisions. For the e-commerce industry, this means increased competition against different products and services offering immediate gratification. How can punctual, cost-efficient and high-quality delivery performance help e-commerce companies compete?
Can blockchain help create the ultimate delivery? This would include a punctual and homogenous customer experience, combined with lower cost. How can disruptive technology be used in logistics to give consumers what they want?
The fortunes of the mail industry are shifting. The reality is that the mailman gets fewer and fewer letters to deliver each day. Is this an opportunity for mail organizations to leverage their strengths and assets and to shift their focus towards delivery services?
Direct Store Delivery “DSD” is a logistics method that is rapidly spreading to many new industry sectors. The method has traditionally been used mostly within food and beverage logistics.
Deliveries for a tenth of the cost of traditional delivery methods. How can traditional logistics companies compete with that? How could they possibly be an attractive alternative to someone who delivers a parcel for less than what their fuel cost?
Logimat 2017, one of Europe’s most important Logistics trade show did send strong signals and gave clear indication on where the future logistics is heading. The whole logistics industry is currently undergoing a mass of changing waves. To fall asleep now can be lethal for a logistics company that is not fast enough to adopt to the new trends.