Last mile logistics is a term used in supply chain management and transportation planning to describe the movement of goods to a final destination in the home or business. Last-mile delivery is becoming the new logistics battleground, particularly in the consumer world.
In order to accommodate faster shipping times, changing regulation and infrastructure limitations retailers and their transportation partners have started to research delivery alternatives including click-to-collect locations, local regional carriers, and much more.
When it comes to big and bulky items that require setup or assembly inside the home or office, International 3PL leads the way.
International 3PL is one of the few third party logistics companies that offers last mile logistics services.
If you require white glove, to meet your customers’ expectations, you can trust our depth of experience, professionalism, service focus and flexibility to get the job done.
- Assembly and installation
- 2 to 4 hour delivery windows
- Surge capability
- Pickups and exchanges
- Delivery satisfaction reports
Our last mile network of over 20 strategically placed hub and client-based locations gets you closer to your customer.
A View of last mile logistics
Behind this e-commerce conundrum lies a mass of fulfillment, inventory deployment, supply chain network design and omni-channel distribution challenges. Even gargantuan high-profile e-tailers—while having succeeded in offering customers inexpensive and same-day delivery options—are still struggling to maintain efficient last-mile solutions in a cost-effective and profitable manner.
As retailers strive to offer a near-perfect shopping experience, leveraging the right data and information across multiple channels becomes paramount as reliance on their network’s last-mile capabilities and efficiencies is amplified. And since each retailer varies in the value and range of SKUs offered online vs. in-store, there is no one-size-fits all solution to implement across the industry to prepare for this new frontier.
Despite retailer-specific last-mile delivery nuances, there are steps all companies can take to determine what supply chain strategies will make the most financial sense in the race for an effective and efficient last-mile experience.