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Logistics as Your Major

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Chris Richardson who discusses why choosing logistics as your major is a good idea.
Logistics. This is an omnipresent term when people are suggesting careers for you. “You don’t know what profession to choose? Why don’t you consider logistics?”
It’s a rewarding profession, that’s for sure.

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Disaster Logistics

Hurricane Irma caused plenty of damage, that much is true, but it’s nothing compared to what she would have done to the southeastern coast of the United States if she had hit with full force. Luckily, she slowed from a Category 5 down to a 3 or 2 before hitting the bulk of land in her path. Puerto Rico and the islands, unfortunately, were not so fortuitous.

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Last Mile eCommerce

While automation is poised to revolutionize eCommerce Logistics and last mile delivery, last mile eCommerce will benefit from increased use of white glove logistics services. As explained by Andrea Obston of Parcel Industry, last mile delivery must be free, fast and all-inclusive.

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Last Mile Automation

Imagine the scenario: consumer orders a product online, and to lower delivery is available in the area. Rather than just picking up the product at the nearest Amazon store or waiting for drones to drop off the package on the doorstep, and autonomous wagon, looking like a refrigerator on wheels, shows up and interacts with the consumer via smartphone.

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White Glove Services & Last Mile

White glove services are the crème de la crème of last mile logistics, and white glove services & last mile logistics work together more than most other parts of your transportation network. Both services seek to meet the increasing demands of a growing customer base, especially customers of e-commerce platforms, as explained by Deborah Lockridge of Truckinginfo.

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Last Mile Logistics?

Shippers face many challenges in successfully delivering products to end-users, and last mile logistics will be a core focus of change in the coming months. Consumer demands and expectations are rising, and up to 25 percent of consumers are willing to pay extra for same-day delivery. Also, same-day delivery will reach a 25-percent market share by 2025.