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 […]

Missed Deliveries? They’re History!

Just last month, Dutch logistics startup Sesam Solutions launched the Parcer: a safe way to not only receive packages, but also to send them. When you are not there. Not there at all! Last week I sat down with Sesam Solutions’ CEO Hans van Nikkelen Kuijper to talk about their innovation, which will make missed deliveries a thing of the past. […]

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 […]

The Uberization of Logistics Continues: e-Commerce Deliveries

In January I wrote about the first steps of Uber in the Logistics arena with its launch of UberCARGO in Hong Kong. According to a recent article on re/code Uber will launch a new service this fall, for which the name is not known yet. Uber is moving into e-Commerce Deliveries, and it is doing so in New York City to start with. […]

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 […]

Logistics in the News – Robotics, e-Commerce Giants, and Infographics

Ok. To be perfectly honest with you, I’ve found it a bigger challenge to bring you a weekly round-up of the news, than I thought it would be when I started doing these. I know the last one was in Week 13, and now we’re in Week 21 already. I’m going to promise you best effort, and will publish these […]

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 […]

Innovation. Technology. Performance. Home Delivery World 2015

Home Delivery World is a conference held with the goal of helping retailers get their products to their consumers. A returning subject on LogisticsMatter, especially when it comes to last mile deliveries. The fact that I buy a lot of things online does make the subject dear to my heart. I’m not the only one that has felt let down […]

Logistics in the News – Week 10

It was a good week, and a good weekend as well (I know I’m later than usual with the weekly digest). My wife was away for a training this weekend, so it was just me and the twins. Had great fun, but spent quite some time today getting the house back into shape. And the things you eat when you let […]