Post Tagged with: "last mile delivery"

At time:matters, technology drives growth

At time:matters, technology drives growth

May 16, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

MUNICH — Franz-Joseph “FJ” Miller is about to become the former-CEO of time:matters, the time-critical transport company that he started “from scratch,” in 2001 with just a handful of employees as a spin-off from Lufthansa Cargo. But stepping down doesn’t mean that he’s bailing on the industry, he explained toRead More

It’s the last mile, stupid!

It’s the last mile, stupid!

May 16, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

NEW YORK CITY — Last mile deliveries can make or break a retailer, and often, are the most critical step in e-commerce, especially for customers who require “white glove” services, which are in-home deliveries and instillation services, usually of larger furniture or electronics purchases. But for all that gravity, “customersRead More

Walmart seeks last-mile ventures with new startup incubator

Walmart seeks last-mile ventures with new startup incubator

March 23, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

In the latest salvo of the e-commerce wars, retail giant Walmart has announced its interest in muscling in on the last-mile delivery sector with the launch of “Store No. 8,” a new startup incubator program in Silicon Valley, according to a report from sister publication, Mobility Buzz. The incubator isRead More

Amazon files patent for ‘Laputa-like’ floating warehouse design

Amazon files patent for ‘Laputa-like’ floating warehouse design

December 29, 2016 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

While some predictions of the future of air cargo may seem like “pie in the sky,” Amazon is considering making that phrase a reality. In its latest bid to reinvent the industry, Amazon has filed a patent for “an airborne fulfillment center (AFC) and the use of unmanned aerial vehiclesRead More

HorseFly UAV by Workhorse, aka the 'octocopter,' at the University of Cincinnati. photo courtesy Lisa Ventre of UC

Workhorse beats Amazon to commercial delivery

August 31, 2016 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

Commercial drone deliveries could be closer than anticipated, according to Cincinnati-based Workhorse Group, which operates an eight-rotor “octocopter,” also called “HorseFly.” The delivery drone is designed to be used in tandem with electric package delivery trucks, some of which are already deployed in FedEx and UPS fleets. The latest WorkhorseRead More