Final-mile delivery is not a new phenomenon, by any means. But in the old days, the product moved along a defined path — from the manufacturer to the retail distribution center and finally to the retail store before being purchased and ultimately delivered to the customer’s home by the store.
Now with e-commerce penetration rising, goods are increasingly purchased online and often directly shipped from the manufacturer or, if purchased from a retailer’s website, the goods are often pulled from inventory out of a warehouse or distribution center. Some big-box retailers in the U.S. are using their stores’ excess square footage as fulfillment centers of sorts, with success.
FreightWaves has created a complimentary white paper, sponsored by AIT Worldwide Logistics, to review the current state of final mile and how to prepare for what is to come.
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