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DHL study reveals winning logistics strategies for the last mile
 
  • Rise in urban consumers in developed and emerging markets is challenging retailers and logistics partners to deliver even more speed and convenience  Companies that can improve performance in the areas of flexible transport networks, automation and data will be better positioned to compete
UAE, Dubai, December 23, 2018:   Increasing urbanization is making the last mile of delivery more complex and critical for the success of e-commerce companies, according to new research by DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, and market research company Euromonitor. 
 
With over 600 million more people forecast to live in urban environments by 2030 and new technologies creating opportunities for both service enhancement and disruption, online retailers and their logistics partners are being challenged to embrace bold new approaches in order to survive and compete. 
 
In the white paper, Shortening the Last Mile: Winning Logistics Strategies in the Race to the Urban Consumer, DHL and Euromonitor have identified the four main trends that are shaping urban last mile transportation – localized delivery, flexi-delivery networks, seasonal logistics and evolving technologies – and ways in which companies can adapt their supply chains to the changing market environment and achieve competitive advantage.
 
“The last mile is increasingly becoming the key battleground in the e-commerce supply chain, and companies will have to develop targeted strategies in this area to compete effectively,” said Katja Busch, Chief Commercial Officer, DHL. 
 
“It’s not just about transportation, but about companies’ overall approach to managing inventory – getting the right items to the right place at the right time. DHL is developing focused solutions to help e-commerce companies reach their end customers quickly and efficiently, from using machine learning to better route shipments within cities to adding more automation to our delivery networks.”
 
The white paper found that the major urban trends all create various challenges in terms of cost, service impact and organizational strain. For example, the growth of seasonal logistics as a result of increasingly popular holidays and promotional days, places significant pressure on logistics companies to build up additional capacity and hire resources to cope with short-term volume surges, which can in turn be difficult to predict. 
 
Urban customers’ demands for speed and convenience are forcing retailers to overhaul their warehousing networks, replacing centralized networks with local fulfilment and distribution infrastructure, which can require more accurate balancing of inventory. Evolving technologies are creating opportunities for new disruptive challengers to enter the market, while also requiring incumbents to invest prudently and incorporate new skills into their workforce. 
 
To overcome these challenges, DHL and Euromonitor have jointly identified the F.A.D. (Flexible transport networks, Automation and Data) model as a framework that will help retailers and logistics operators to ensure their competitiveness over the last mile. By improving their performance in increasing automation, managing data and building flexibility into their networks, e-commerce companies in all markets will be able to better manage inventory and increase the efficiency of their last-mile delivery networks.
 
Nour Suliman, CEO for DHL in the Middle East and North Africa, said: “Our joint study with Euromonitor reveals that the rise in digital connectivity and internet usage is generating new business models, as companies increasingly find new ways to make their customers’ lives easier. But to increase performance, raise productivity, and better manage costs, logistics operators will have to refocus resources and efforts to increase competitiveness over the last mile, by increasing levels of automation, flexing transport networks, and harvesting and using data more effectively.”


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Posted on : Sunday, December 23, 2018  5:26:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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