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Walmart Launches Logistical Revolution

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Following is an excerpt of the full article written by Mark Friedman at Arkansas Business. The Bentonville retail giant, locked in brutal combat with Amazon for online sales, is counting on Symbotic, an automation firm...

Residential Contactless Preferences Extend To Package Deliveries

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By Matthew Knoff, VP. Service & Fulfillment, Position Imaging Many of today’s multi-family dwellings are mixed-use complexes that include retail and office locations in the same building. Residents living in these buildings have grown accustomed...

Walmart Automates Warehouses Amid Focus on Global Supply Chain Weak Points

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Following is an excerpt of the full article written by Sindhu Sundar at WWD. The retailer said it is teaming up with robotics company Symbotic to implement new automation technology in dozens of regional distribution...

4 Essential Factors To Consider Before Choosing Last-Mile Technologies

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Below is an article republished with permission from our partner, Milkman Technologies. Retailers looking for a one-fits-all solution or Carriers contemplating the expansion of their services should consider 4 factors when looking for their last-mile perfect...

Why customer loyalty and delivery excellence must be at the heart of retailers’ strategies?

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Below is an article republished with permission from our partner, Milkman Technologies. Persuading customers to pay more for delivery is a key focus for many retailers. The problem is that customers like it when they...

Australian pharmacies moving to omnichannel

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Due to a combination of lack of Government regulation and lack of competitive pressure, Australian pharmacies were caught short during the COVID-19 lockdowns. The pace of change in this space is accelerating, and it needs...

Volvo Sees Three Paths to Decarbonize Trucking

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Volvo Group expects a near-term convergence of biofuel, battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric-powered trucks as the industry, in the U.S. and in Europe, begins to adopt transformative and disruptive technologies aimed at eliminating...

Configuring the last-mile in business-to-consumer e-retailing

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Reference: Lim, S.F.W.T. and Winkenbach, M. 2019. Configuring the last-mile in business-to-consumer e-retailing. California Management Review, 61(2): 132-154.

UPS Expects 40% Jump in Vaccine Doses Next Week, Peak in May

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This article discusses how UPS and FedEx have prioritized shipping COVID vaccines out and how that will continue to increase over the next couple of months as the CDC is slowly  opening up tiers...

How Target is Using Stores to Fulfill Online and Same Day Delivery Orders

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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 is similar to that of Instacart. When Target first launched...

Royal Mail is introducing a Sunday parcel delivery service for major retailers

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Royal Mail is introducing a Sunday parcel delivery service for major retailers. In the next month, a number of retail brands will begin trialling Royal Mail’s new Sunday delivery service across the UK. Royal Mail...

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 one of the largest ground-based cargo companies of Turkey, the...

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