The Best Software To Manage Last-Mile Logistics

The last few miles a delivery takes from facility to recipient might just be the most essential part of a delivery journey. People are prepared to pay premiums to get their package delivered in a day, with customer loyalty increasing for businesses that meet these deadlines. Amazon invested in their last-mile logistics heavily in 2020, […]
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What is a middle-mile logistics and how to optimize it?

Why care? “Middle mile” has less buzz than first mile and last mile logistics and is most often considered the part where not much of an optimization can happen. Much of the focus today is on last-mile deliveries and even first-mile services that link vendors and fulfillment centers. So, logistic professionals and distribution practitioners sometimes […]
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How to plan and track package deliveries using your own fleet?

The majority of package deliveries are done by Couriers and Local Delivery Service companies. This industry comprises two segments: larger couriers and smaller local delivery companies. Together, these segments cater to various consumers, with demand for each segment differing based on the services offered. Specifically, downstream demand for courier services stems from manufacturers and retailers […]
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Top 10 distribution and transportation blogs

Modern Distribution Management This site offers “wholesale distribution news, expert analysis, and modern research.” Their blog has regular and helpful themes like Q&As, Tips, and Recommended Reading categories. Supply Chain Digital Supply Chain Digital combines a number of topics and blogs covering almost all the spectrum of distribution, transportation, and logistics. It also has good […]
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Static vs stochastic multi-stop route planning in distribution

The most common theoretical framework for solving a multi-stop delivery problem from the same location (s) is known as a Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP). One of the specifications of all VRP’s is that they are stochastic (random) in nature, so every time the user runs it, the route plan is going to be randomly compiled. […]
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Solving delivery planning problems of asset-based 3pls

We have seen a surge in B2B 3PL and fulfillment operations during the last few years. This trend continues accelerating as e-commerce grows at a steady phase and delivery times shorten. Thus, traditional asset-based logistic providers such as; FedEx Logistics, J. B. Hunt, Hub group, Kenko Logistics, Distribution technology, Atlanta bonded, Cardinal logistics, have to […]
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Why even a good dispatch software is not enough for LTL carriers?

  Unlike the Full truckload (TL) carriers, in less-than-truckload (LTL) operations prevail lots of multi-stop pickups. For small LTL carriers, linehaul can also include an end to end multi-stop deliveries. Good dispatch software help carriers to input orders and then dispatch them to drivers and trucks. They would also help to settle with drivers and […]
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Solving inbound planning & execution problems for LTL carriers

  Less than truckload (LTL) operations are mostly organized using the hub-and-spoke model. From an organizational perspective, we need to plan thousands of inbound LTL shipments for terminals and then create line hauls to move the freight to distribution centers. Additionally, there are smaller LTL carriers who practice direct-to-the-customer line hauls. Thus, we can conditionally […]
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The changing landscape of personnel management in post-covid19 world – a brief guide for distributors and carriers

While 2008-2013 could be portrayed as a post-recession recovery period, 2013–2018 would be defined as a period of “optimism” and growth. We clearly can see post-2008 upraise as well as the 2016-2018 period growth in both truck orders and freight prices.      https://www.cassinfo.com/freight-audit-payment/cass-transportation-indexes/cass-freight-index  The upward shift started to upend mid-2018 and early 2019. Now COVID19 […]
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How can distributors adapt to the post-covid19 environment?

Status of the new normal The new normal requires firms that want to stay afloat or grow to understand its peculiarities and take action. Low Touch Economy is the new state of our society and economy and has been permanently altered by Covid-19. It is characterized by low-touch interactions, health and safety measures, new human behaviors, […]
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