Final mile

The Last Mile Really Does Begin with the First Pick From Your Warehouse

The last mile is a well-known and integral step in supply chain operations.  Failures within the last mile often usurp all previous steps in the supply chain That said, the same value placed on the last mile should equal the first mile, and as a result, the first touchpoint. Supply chain leaders that wish to…read …

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Meet David Faulkenberry, FreightWaves’ Final Mile Man

David Faulkenberry recently joined FreightWaves as Market Expert for Final Mile. He formerly led strategic planning, operations, quality and business system development teams at XPO Logistics, Inc., 3PD, Inc., HomeDirect, Inc., GeoLogistics and Bekins Van Lines. Faulkenberry agreed to sit down with FreightWaves to discuss the state of the industry: Q: How do you define …

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The final step of the final staircase of the final mile

Before deregulation of the transportation industry, it was primarily household goods carriers such as movers and van lines that handled the commercial movement of third proviso goods — items that required the specialized skills and tools of a mover for transport like new furniture. I made one of my first heavy-goods, white-glove, last-mile deliveries in …

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[PODCAST] Why LTL Shippers are Increasing Final Mile Use

Listen to “Why LTL Shippers are Increasing Final Mile Use” on Spreaker. LTL Shippers & Final Mile Resources Using a TMS to Execute a Final Mile Strategy that Yields Desired Outcomes Download White Paper The Current Factors Driving the Less Than Truckload Pricing Market Download White Paper A Guide to Optimize Final Mile Download White…read …

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From Inbound to Final Mile, A Unified TMS for Surface Modes Brings Shippers Harmony

Final mile continues to change. E-commerce growth and final mile logistics gave rise to an increase of more than $1.35 billion in the final mile logistics space. As shippers look for ways to boost profitability and increase customer service, final mile would seem to become the gold mine. However, the final mile remains the part…read …

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Final Mile and TMS: Why Using a Single Portal for LTL to Final Mile Improves Results

More carriers and logistics providers have entered the final mile logistics space to help companies meet customer expectations. According to Transport Topics, the area of white-glove services, focusing on products that require delivery and set up in the home of vast or intricate products, is rapidly becoming central to effective final mile strategies. In fact,…read …

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Why Final Mile Collaboration Yields Better Results

As explained by Supply Chain 24/7, consumers’ expectations for faster fulfillment continue to grow, and millennials specifically are willing to pay up to 30% more to get products faster. Unfortunately, this demands a seamless, efficient supply chain process. The most straightforward delay from poor collaboration could lead to a missed final mile delivery or even…read …

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Freight Shippers Now Able to Offer a Final Mile Customer Experience Like Amazon Thanks to TMS

Few processes carry the weight of shipping as the final mile. As noted by Inbound Logistics, the final mile forms the most critical part of the customer experience. It is during this phase that customer desires become customer experiences, and any delay or misstep will lead to upset consumer. The final mile customer experience is…read …

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E-Commerce and Final Mile Empower Direct-to-Consumer Strategies for OEMs & Wholesalers

As the world grew accustomed to the use of e-commerce to find those obscure products, it presented new challenges for shippers, explains Datex. In fact, 12% of world retail sales are business-to-business e-commerce, and with returns rates of up to 30%, it is simply impractical to manage everything from a single distribution center or warehouse.…read …

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