Delivery Drones? Industrial Paper Airplanes!

Who didn’t fold paper airplanes as a kid? I sure did. Threw them out my bedroom window, until the neighbors complained about all the paper in their backyard… Is it a bird? Is it a drone? No, it’s a… Otherlab has taken this childhood pastime and formed it into a very clever low-cost highly efficient delivery system. Where until now […]

Drones and Recovery, Edibility, Google, Applications, Public Opinion, and Hunters

There were so many interesting supply chain and logistics related drones stories in the past few weeks, that I put them together in this post. Please click the links in the tweets to read the full story. Drones and Flooding Drones are being used in many good ways in areas struck by hurricanes and other disasters. Drones can move around […]

Dutch Police Launches Drone-hunting Eagles

Drones can be used for many things. In logistics they are being used (or at least tested) to make deliveries, for yard management, and in warehouses to solve inventory issues (for example). Regular readers of LogisticsMatter know that it is one of my favorite logistics innovations to write about. Eliminating threats from the sky They can obviously also be used […]

Emerging Technologies That Will Impact Logistics

I have said it before, and I will say it again. I love Infographics. Good ones, that is. As of today I have collected 473 of them on my Infographic board on Pinterest, so the one in this article will be 474. Emerging Technologies Shaping the Future of Logistics The global logistics market is estimated to be worth about $4 […]

Discover the Future of Your Multichannel Operations

Innovations and trends in Last Mile logistics are a recurring theme on LogisticsMatter.com. I love buying things online. It’s easy, convenient, and fast. One thing is of the utmost importance: the order needs to be delivered! Nothing worse than a missed delivery. Companies ranging from Amazon and Google, to small startups are attacking the challenges of last mile delivery with […]

amazon Reveals Most Viable Prime Air Drone Design, Yet.

amazon has revealed a new Prime Air drone design on the Prime Air page and they’ve let former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson reveal the new design in a short video, which shows actual footage of a drone delivery. All steps of the process are followed. The item is ordered, picked, packed and loaded into, yes, into the drone. The drone then […]

Drones vs. Robots. The Delivery War is on!

There’s someone at the door with a delivery, but in the near future that will change, at least that is what two Skype co-founders, Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, envision with their startup Starship. And most of you probably expect that they want you to look up for your delivery, but that’s not the case. While most delivery systems make use […]

Logistics, Drones, and Music Festivals: The Friend Finder

I recently came across a marketing stunt by Pepsi called “Friend Finder” which actually combines two of my biggest passions. Music and Logistics. I don’t have to explain the second one, right? You are here. It is obvious. The first one I have not talked about much here yet, but believe you me: Music is the other of my two […]

Why Not Charge Your Drone Midair, or: What Boeing Just Patented

The last time I wrote about a patent, it was one by Amazon and it described what I call a Ship-to Person model. Currently all shipments go to an address, which will be an obsolete process in the future. With logistics operations becoming more agile and flexible it will be possible to bring a package to a person, where ever […]

The First Ship-to Person Delivery System Has Just Been Patented. Bring It To Me!

Ship-to-Person? Yes! Ship-to Person! Ship-to Address is so last century. And amazon has just patented a drone-enabled ship-to person delivery method. I first wrote about ship-to person replacing the ship-to address in my post Location Based Logistics – Why Forecast should have stayed, halfway through 2012. The premise is simple: why have a person stay at one location if the […]