Five Reasons Last Mile Logistics M&As Will Continue in 2022

Posted: 04/25/2022 - 02:43
As supply chain disruptions continue to mount, logistics companies are experiencing a boom in mergers and acquisitions to improve last mile delivery capabilities.

Last year saw a flurry of merger and acquisition activity in the logistics industry. In the last mile carrier sector, UPS acquired point-to-point carrier Roadie in September. A month later, regional last-mile carrier Lasership acquired another regional carrier, OnTrac, for a reported $1.3 billion.

There is a lot of speculation about whether these are one-offs or more of a trend that will carry over into 2022 and beyond. We lean toward the latter and think there are at least five good reasons why you will see M&A activity continue in the last mile carrier space in 2022.

Digitization: A Path to Resilience Through Disruption

Posted: 08/11/2021 - 09:00
Digitization: A Path to Resilience through Disruption

The supply chain headaches continue. Only 40% of global container ships were on time in March 2021, with average delays extending more than six days.

The pervasive disruptions have made effectively managing supply chain demand, accurately forecasting inventory levels, and ensuring on-time delivery mission critical in today’s market. Coming out of a recession, the stakes have never been higher.

4 Tips to Improve Supply Chain Resilience

Posted: 07/12/2021 - 09:00
4 Tips to Improve Supply Chain Resilience

The year that started the global pandemic also brought more than just the coronavirus. The world became acutely aware of the weak links within the global supply chain. At the onset, product and people movements were challenging. We saw supply shortages not entirely driven by hoarding behavior, but because the supply chain was stuck.

The question became this: How do we get people and products moving safely, without jeopardizing employees’ health, safety and well-being, as well as customers?

Logistics Outsourcing Explained: Defining the 3PL, 4PL and 5PL Models

Posted: 07/08/2020 - 05:21
Logistics Outsourcing

Cloud-based platforms and globalization have pushed supply chains to new limits and capabilities, creating many new business opportunities for those who can manage the growing complexity.

Outsourcing is becoming a common way companies handle these changes and needs, but it can be confusing, especially when new industry terms crop up with little explanation. So, we're looking at three common logistics outsourcing models to explain what they are and what they can do for your business: the 3PL, 4PL and 5PL.

B2B last-mile delivery challenges that still exist

Posted: 06/24/2020 - 05:22
last-mile delivery

The phrase “last-mile logistics” refers to the process of moving products from the last transit stop to the final destination, which may be anywhere from one to one thousand miles. Last-mile logistics does not involve transporting goods from a single route to a single destination like port-to-port or terminal-to-terminal logistics. Instead, it involves road transportation primarily to complete the final delivery stage. It is also one of the biggest logistics challenges that businesses face.

Is the Tesla Semi the next big thing in logistics?

Posted: 09/07/2018 - 21:00
Well over 100 years ago, the gasoline powered internal combustion engine revolutionized the “modern” transportation industry. Back then, the term modern could be used for technologies like the linotype machine or the electric fan. Fast forward to today and we are standing on the brink of an innovation that is set to rewrite transportation, and in turn, the logistics Industry.  

All in the Game

Posted: 04/06/2011 - 00:00

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #23 Spring 2011

Leading academics charted a path that challenges the conventional definition of winning. Smart companies are applying these concepts, showing that win-win thinking is not just something nice to say: it’s smart business – and really is beautiful…

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