"Amazon strongly believes that supply chains designed to serve the direct-to-consumer business have the power to bring improved customer experiences and global efficiency. To achieve this requires a major shift in thinking."...More
It's no secret that truck driving can be a hazardous profession -- 11 accidents involving semi-trucks occur every day in the United States -- but there are other occupations that make freight hauling look like a Sunday drive in the country.
Only 12% of CEOs, down from 19% in 2014, provide a seamless shopping experience across channels. These retailers are finding their omni-channel offerings to be too complex or expensive and are choosing to scale back....More
Over the next five to ten years there are four key areas of disruption that will have the largest effect on how the sector will look; new customer expectations, new technology, and new business models and new market entrants....More
The new system generates 4.5% fuel savings for the lead truck and 10% for the follow truck in a two-truck platoon, according to independent testing by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency....More
“Imagine a triangular delivery route where the stops are miles apart by road. Sending a drone from a package car to make just one of those deliveries can reduce costly miles driven. This is a big step toward bolstering efficiency in our network and reducing our emissions at the same time.”...More
“To stay ahead of the e-commerce curve, companies must address primary gaps with a combination of technology, trade compliance knowledge, and automation, ”said the American Association of Exporters & Importers....More
Since 2010, nearly 90 million sq. ft. of these mega facilities have been completed in the top 10 markets. An additional 31.6 million sq. ft., with 60% pre-commitments, is under construction and scheduled for delivery by year-end 2018....More
The second floor of this high-tech grocery story would have an army of robots picking and packing from a larger range of items — up to 20,000 different products – fulfilling online orders made by the shoppers downstairs or from people online at home who then drop by later to collect their items....More
This “bottleneck” analysis incorporates several unique components, including a massive database of truck GPS data at freight-significant locations throughout the U.S.and an algorithm that quantifies the impact of congestion on truck-based freight.