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How Target is Using Stores to Fulfill Online and Same Day...

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Target first began doing same day delivery for their online orders back in 2017 when they partnered with a last-mile delivery company, Shipt, which...

Shared Mobility for Last-Mile Delivery: Design, Operational Prescriptions, and Environmental Impact

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Qi, W., Li, L., Liu, S. and Shen, Z.J.M., 2018. Shared mobility for last-mile delivery: Design, operational prescriptions, and environmental impact. Manufacturing & Service Operations...

Crowdsourcing Last-Mile Delivery: Strategic Implications and Future Research Directions

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Castillo, V.E., Bell, J.E., Rose, W.J. and Rodrigues, A.M., 2018. Crowdsourcing last mile delivery: strategic implications and future research directions. Journal of Business Logistics, 39(1), pp.7-25. Abstract The...

Costs associated with a last-mile delivery business such as Amazon

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In this blog post I will attempt to estimate and understand the costs associated with operating a last mile delivery business such as Amazon. The data is from various public sources and may not always add up based on the assumptions made by each source in coming up with their numbers, but we can still take away a lot from these rough back of the envelope calculations.

Release Time Scheduling and Hub Location for Next-Day Delivery

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Yaman, H., Karasan, O.E. and Kara, B.Y., 2012. Release time scheduling and hub location for next-day delivery. Operations research Abstract Inspired by a real-life problem faced by...

The Last Mile: An Examination of Effects of Online Retail Delivery...

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Esper, T.L., Jensen, T.D., Turnipseed, F.L. and Burton, S., 2003. The last mile: an examination of effects of online retail delivery strategies on consumers. Journal...