The holiday season is right around the corner, and the peak season for last-mile delivery is getting underway as retailers and supply chains prepare for the influx of demand.
For retailers, the busy holiday season begins much earlier than just the month of November and often extends beyond the last day of the year. Large seasonal order volumes can tax many retailers. Every e-commerce system - from inventory management through fulfillment and delivery processes - is operating beyond capacity.
With each passing day, it seems there are more stories about the threat Covid-19 poses to communities and the global economy. At the same time, the potential of a second wave seems increasingly of concern. As we have been analyzing changes in the last mile & urban hub delivery industry, we clearly see the adverse impact on businesses resulting from the pandemic. But we also see silver linings in supply chain optimization made possible by adapting innovative technologies, processes, and expertise to make our world safer and more productive.