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 Grocer Uses One of the Fastest Available Vehicles and Drivers for Delivery

Online groceries are still very much a growth market. Looking at the Netherlands for example: Dutch people spend close to 3% of their grocery money online according to GfK. That is not a large percentage. Yet. 20 percent by 2020? There are different predictions when it comes to adoption of online grocery shopping in the Netherlands. One report by the […]

Creative Thinking Counters Shipping Damages

Shipping damages is a problem for any e-tailer or producer selling their product directly to consumers. The product is handled and packaged with care, but is then usually handed over to a parcel carrier to get it delivered to the customer. The problem is that not all of the people after that handle the box with the same pride and […]

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 […]

Belgian Postal Company Moves Into Crowdsourced Deliveries

Last week Belgian Postal Company bpost launched bringr, which they themselves call an innovative collaborative platform app. Consumers and companies alike can use the smartphone app to find a driver for delivering their goods. These drivers are not working for bpost, but are private people that have registered themselves as a driver in the bringr app. How does it work? You install […]

Volvo to Disrupt Package Delivery

Package delivery. One of the most important events for all companies that rely on parcel carriers to deliver their goods to customers (consumers and businesses alike). Can’t always go right and it doesn’t. Who’s fault it is doesn’t really matter to the customer. They call the shipper to complain and it’s a lose lose situation for everybody: the shipper, the […]

April Fools and Logistics

April Fools is one of those times of year that companies try to be the funniest. Makes sense. A good April Fools joke, especially with good pictures or a video has a high chance of going “viral”, which means that it is shared on websites, blogs, and social channels. That is a lot of free publicity (apart from the cost […]

Want Pizza? There’s a Delivery Robot for That!

A robot delivering pizza, sure. You’re probably wondering what science fiction movie I was watching where I saw that. Well it was a movie clip, but it is absolute reality. Meet DRU: DRU stands for Domino’s Robotic Unit. And yes, that is Domino’s Pizza. The Australian division of US Based Domino’s has just announced their intention to use robots to […]

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 […]