16 Aug '17, 4pm

Last mile delivery processes need to be refined at every stage of the supply chain

Whether a distributor is supplying a few components to a hobbyist or thousands to a manufacturer, the ability to meet timely accurate and adequate standards is essential to maintaining relationships Today’s supply chains are hugely complex, which makes it all the more important that companies ensure that visibility and orchestration receives due attention. According to Honeywell research conducted in 2016, ‘the last mile’ of delivery makes up 50% of all logistical costs, so it should come as no surprise that organisations face a number of challenges in perfecting this stage of the supply chain. Incorrect delivery addresses or delivery to hard-to-find locations are common issues which sit alongside other non-controllable factors, such as traffic, parking and damage to the products themselves. This is something the electronics industry in particular has to be extremely caref...

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