Searching for: last mile

Thumbnail-Photo: How retail drone delivery may change logistics networks...
08.09.2020   #logistics #delivery

How retail drone delivery may change logistics networks

Chance for retailers: best-possible delivery-time guarantee zones

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas say drone technology has the potential to be a genuine game changer in the retail industry, with its promise to enable retailers to offer unheard-of delivery lead times and near-perfect delivery-time ...

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14.08.2020   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

Delivery services: consumer and climate benefits

Sustainable logistics solutions for last mile delivery

Convenient, fast, and affordable. By now, "sustainable" has also been added to the list of what makes for the perfect online ordering process. That’s why retailers and delivery services must rethink their ...

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14.08.2020   #supply chain management #logistics

Last mile: What do you have to do?

How to win the battle for customer experience excellence in both the first and last mile of delivery

As recent events have caused major supply chain disruption with many physical stores abandoned, e-commerce has never been more under the spotlight. The double-digit growth the industry has seen over the last few years looks set to continue, ...

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20.07.2020   #online trading #packaging

Smart packaging: “Hi! I am your package“

Interview with Alexander Cotte, Co-Founder and CEO of LivingPackets

The delivery service rings the doorbell but nobody is home. Recipients receive damaged products and cardboard boxes end up in the trash after just one use – these are just some e-commerce weak points and challenges that the German-French ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Outdated last-mile delivery technology
07.07.2020   #logistic solutions #mobile computing

Outdated last-mile delivery technology

Transportation and logistics companies losing customers

Transportation and logistics (T&L) companies are losing customers and missing opportunities to expand their business due to outdated last-mile delivery technology, according to a new global research report by SOTI, which looks at the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Could drones deliver packages more efficiently by hopping on the bus?...
29.06.2020   #logistics #delivery

Could drones deliver packages more efficiently by hopping on the bus?

Aerial transport could take load off city streets – provided drones a ride

One-click purchases and instant delivery have helped fuel the growth of e-commerce, but this convenience has come at the cost of increased traffic congestion, longer commute times, and strained urban communities. A 2018 report from Texas A&M ...

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27.01.2020   #e-commerce #logistic solutions

Well-connected equals optimized delivery

Seven Senders – Europe’s delivery platform

Logistics startup Seven Senders connects merchants and European delivery experts. The company’s concept: A digital platform for optimized delivery. In this interview, founder and managing director Dr. Johannes Plehn talks about the different ...

Thumbnail-Photo: In-store pick up and delivery service in Manhattan...
03.01.2020   #delivery #click & collect

In-store pick up and delivery service in Manhattan

Closing a broad gap in last-mile delivery

ZIPtized, an on-demand package delivery startup, aims to provide a service that saves time and tackles the inconvenience faced by online shoppers who opt for the popular "in-store pickup" option.  In addition, ZIPtized also provides a ...

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11.04.2019   #logistic systems #logistics

Transport logistic trend barometer 2019

Economic situation, Brexit, digitalization—logistics feels ready for the challenge

In spite of many political and economic uncertainties as well as numerous business challenges ranging from the lack of skilled personnel to digitalization, the logistics industry is confident that it will meet the challenges. Companies are getting ...

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22.03.2019   #sustainability #delivery

Sustainable delivery routes in neighborhoods

Farmstead plans with customer groups and delivery windows

Farmstead, an online grocer, announced the launch of its weekly Sustainable Routes to reduce the amount of vehicles on the road, reducing carbon emissions and Farmstead’s delivery costs. The savings are passed on to customers in the form of ...

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21.01.2019   #event #artificial intelligence

The robots are mobilizing

How AI and robotics impact trade and logistics

Rapid developments in artificial intelligence and the physical power of robotics applications make their use in commerce–both sales and logistics–increasingly realistic. Customer service and logistics are currently at the forefront of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Parcel lockers: around the clock delivery service...
22.11.2017   #online trading #e-commerce

Parcel lockers: around the clock delivery service

Interview with Gunnar Anger, managing director ParcelLock GmbH on the future of parcel delivery

A successful delivery significantly impacts how customers rate their shopping experience. That’s why new, flexible solutions along the entire supply chain are in great demand. This includes a universally accessible parcel locker system. Gunnar ...

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21.07.2017   #personnel management #workforce deployment

Need for 'on-demand' workers increases in retail industry

Natural Insight reaches 35 million completed job assignments

Natural Insight, a leader in enterprise cloud and mobile applications for retail merchandising and workforce management, announced today that more than 35 million jobs assignments have been completed on its platform to date. This milestone is a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The future of logistics works digital, connected and autonomous...
03.07.2017   #digitization #logistics

The future of logistics works digital, connected and autonomous

How digitization changes retail logistics

Digitization is one of the biggest challenges logisticians face today. It gives rise to the creation of new business models and puts existing structures to the test. Yet many companies still lack the necessary knowledge to explore all the advantages ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Logistics: Digital and borderless into the future...
28.06.2017   #logistic systems #logistics (software)

Logistics: Digital and borderless into the future

The digital revolution was topic No. 1 at transport logistic 2017, which took place from May 9 to 12, 2017 in Munich.

The digital revolution was topic No. 1 at transport logistic 2017, which took place from May 9 to 12, 2017 in Munich. Another much-discussed topic of the discussions was rising national protectionism which is a risk for international trade. The ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Drone vs. truck deliveries: Which create less carbon pollution?...
01.06.2017   #services #delivery

Drone vs. truck deliveries: Which create less carbon pollution?

Drones tend to have carbon dioxide emissions advantages when they don't have to fly very far

Delivering packages with drones can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in certain circumstances as compared to truck deliveries, a new study from University of Washington transportation engineers finds. Researchers found that drones tend to have carbon ...

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12.04.2017   #security #retail

Retail litigation center files 100th brief

Milestone marks importance of retail’s voice in the judicial branch

​The Retail Litigation Center (Rlc) announced the filing of its 100th brief. The Rlc was founded in 2010 to serve as the voice of the retail industry in the judicial branch with the mission of representing retail before all ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Click & Collect: the future of online grocery shopping...
05.04.2017   #online trading #e-commerce

Click & Collect: the future of online grocery shopping

Smart services and techniques are constantly improving the customer experience

Click & Collect is a smart solution for both busy shoppers and profit-seeking retailers. It solves many of the problems that have prevented online shopping for groceries from taking off, such as costly deliveries and the small range of available ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Elke Moebius: Digitization and emotionalization are the hottest trends...
21.03.2017   #EuroShop #EuroCIS

Elke Moebius: "Digitization and emotionalization are the hottest trends"

Time to remember the past and celebrate the future!

A female powerhouse – with enough energy for ten people: that describes Elke Moebius, Director EuroShop and EuroCIS. After countless conversations and endless miles walking the halls of EuroShop, she has made many personal experiences, which ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Future of bricks and mortar stores in question...
07.02.2017   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

Future of bricks and mortar stores in question

Most physical shops remain ‘offline’, unable to offer the speed, flexibility and sheer ease of use that consumers take for granted on websites

Consumers are growing increasingly frustrated with a high street shopping experience that offers little of the convenience of online counterparts, with four in ten (40 percent) claiming shopping in-store is a chore and a third (32 percent) saying ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Mercedes-AMG: New retail concept in Tokyo
17.01.2017   #design

Mercedes-AMG: New retail concept in Tokyo

Based on the stand-alone concept

Based on the strategic product range expansion of the recent years, Mercedes-AMG reaches a milestone in its sales strategy with the opening of a dedicated retail outlet in Tokyo Setagaya. The new location represents the sports car and performance ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Logistics conquers the private sphere and entices with new delivery...
14.12.2016   #logistic systems #delivery

Logistics conquers the private sphere and entices with new delivery options

Online retailers want to offer faster delivery in the future

Christmas is just around the corner and with it comes the annual gift buying. You would think it’s a great time for online retailers. Yet despite the great e-commerce growth in 2016, there is still one final nuisance for customers that many ...

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23.08.2016   #online trading #customer satisfaction

The Fragrance Shop’s competitive edge blooms with new Shutl delivery service

Same day delivery set to improve customer service and increase sales

The Fragrance Shop, the UK’s largest independent fragrance retailer, has launched a new delivery service from Shutl, the platform that gives people control over their deliveries. Shutl will bring The Fragrance Shop a competitive edge ...

Thumbnail-Photo: True omnichannel retailers understand that the customer comes first...
02.05.2016   #customer satisfaction #multichannel commerce

"True omnichannel retailers understand that the customer comes first"

Interview with Channie Mize, General Manager for Retail at Periscope, a McKinsey Solution

At the World Retail Congress 2016 in Dubai, Periscope has conducted a survey among the conference participants which found that most retailers (78 percent) are still not in a position to offer their customers a consistent brand experience across all ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Customers are using less cash than ever
03.06.2014   #payment systems #payment systems (software)

Customers are using less cash than ever

Retailers make it easier and more convenient to shop and pay. New data reveals that a growing proportion of smaller payments previously made in cash are now being made in other ways. The availability of contactless cards, handy express stores ...

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05.05.2014   #online trading

"Logistics decides the future of online food sales"

Interview with Dr. Bernhard Albert, Foresight Solutions

The eCommerce story is a success story. More and more products are being bought online. Yet one area online retail has not been able to conquer is food retailing. Dr. Bernhard Albert from the Foresight Solutions Institute for Future Research assists ...

Thumbnail-Photo: ADC Announces 1st European Customer
19.06.2013   #data management

ADC Announces 1st European Customer

Dansk Supermarked Selects ADC's InterScale Scales Management Software System

Applied Data Corporation (ADC), a leading provider of fresh item management (FIM), recipe management, and scales management software to the grocery retail and food service industries, is pleased to announce their first European client, Dansk ...

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25.03.2013   #online trading #fabrics

Naughty in Name Only

Sophia Amoruso turned an eBay store into a Web retailer with nearly $100 million in sales

If ever there were a Cinderella of tech, Sophia Amoruso might be it. In 2006, Ms. Amoruso was a 22-year-old community college dropout, living in her step-aunt’s cottage, working at an art school checking student IDs for $13 an hour. Then she ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Proxama announces NFC smart poster partnership with Signbox...
13.03.2013   #data management #NFC (near field communication)

Proxama announces NFC smart poster partnership with Signbox

Proxama, the leading provider of near field communications (NFC) mobile wallet and mobile marketing technology, has announced that it is to partner with innovative sign and visual communications manufacturer Signbox, to develop smartposter campaigns ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Success in research: First gallium-nitride LED chips on silicon in pilot...
16.01.2012   #LED technology #LED lighting

Success in research: First gallium-nitride LED chips on silicon in pilot stage

Osram Opto Semiconductors expands its leading position in high-quality, thin-film LEDs Researchers at Osram Opto Semiconductors have succeeded in manufacturing highperformance prototypes of blue and white LEDs, in which the light-emitting ...

Thumbnail-Photo: “Our consumers expect us to serve them through the online-channel.”...
05.01.2012   #online trading #e-commerce

“Our consumers expect us to serve them through the online-channel.”

Interview with Rune Sølvsteen, e-commerce Director ad interim at Hunkemöller

Founded in 1886, Hunkemöller is one of the largest lingerie chains in Europe. The Dutch company employs more than 2.600 people and runs more than 450 shops in 15 countries. Hunkemöller has been active on the internet since 2001 and launched its ...

Thumbnail-Photo: “An authentic design is crucial“
01.11.2011   #climate systems #refrigeration cabinets

“An authentic design is crucial“

Interview with Dr. Oliver Blank, Director of Marketing and International Sales at Aichinger

Aichinger in Wendelstein near Nuremberg views itself as Europe’s leading specialist in the area of food store furnishing concepts, shop fitting and professional kitchens. The group of companies annually carries out over 1,500 furnishing ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 10 years of netvico – from pioneer to market leader...
17.03.2011   #digital signage

10 years of netvico – from pioneer to market leader

Had a survey been carried out in 2001 questioning people on their knowledge of the term »digital signage«, the results would have been quite sobering. Nowadays, digital media play an indispensable role in the fields of communication, ...

30.11.2010   #energy management

METRO GROUP presents achievements in sustainability management

Measurable progress in reducing the carbon footprint

METRO GROUP today presented its latest Sustainability Report. On the occasion of the opening of its new Fish Logistics Centre in Groß-Gerau near Frankfurt am Main, the retailing group informed about the progress and targets of its ...

17.03.2010   #logistic systems #logistics (software)

SAF records revenue growth of 24.0 percent for fiscal year 2009

One-time costs due to takeover by SAP affect net profit

Total annual revenue 2009 increased from EUR 13.4 million to EUR 16.6 million Total license sales 2009 increased by 36.4 percent Maintenance business grew by 26.6 percent in fiscal year 2009 Additional costs due to takeover affect net ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Minicom Digital Signage and viscom announce cooperation for The Digital...
24.08.2009   #digital signage #logistic solutions

Minicom Digital Signage and viscom announce cooperation for "The Digital Signage Experts Tour"

Düsseldorf/Zurich. Minicom Digital Signage, the leader in "last mile" player-to-screen connectivity platforms for the Digital Signage marketplace, and Reed Exhibitions Germany, the organizers of the viscom exhibition series, announce this week the ...

19.09.2008  

Progress Software reports 2008 third quarter results

Apama CEP Continues to Gain Traction; IONA and Mindreef Acquired

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a provider of leading application infrastructure software to develop, deploy, integrate and manage business applications, today announced results for its third quarter ended August 31, 2008. Revenue for ...

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02.07.2008  

Lighting group reports further growth despite foreign exchange effects

Zumtobel Group financial results 2007/08

Consolidated revenues increase to EUR 1,282.3 million (+ 3.9%) Adjusted for negative foreign exchange effects, growth reaches 5.5%, mainly from European core markets Further improvement in EBIT margin, up 50 basis points to 9.6% Share of ...

20.06.2008  

Progress Software reports 2008 second quarter results

GAAP EPS up 74 percent; Non-GAAP EPS up 15 percent

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a provider of leading application infrastructure software to develop, deploy, integrate and manage business applications, today announced results for its second quarter ended May 31, 2008. Revenue for ...