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Amazon Union Election Should Be Re-Run, US Labor Official SaysBloomberg News

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A federal official has recommended overturning the results of a union election at an Amazon.com Inc. warehouse in Alabama, giving the retail union an opportunity to reverse its defeat, according to people familiar with the matter.A federal official has recommended overturning the results of a union election at an Amazon.com Inc. warehouse in Alabama, giving the retail union an opportunity to reverse its defeat, according to people familiar with the matter.Read MoreTransport Topics

U.S. energy intensity has dropped by half since 1983, varying greatly by state

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Energy intensity—calculated as total energy consumption divided by real gross domestic product (GDP)—is a common energy indicator and efficiency measure. In 2020, U.S. energy intensity reached a low of 5.05 thousand British thermal units (Btu) per chained 2012 dollar, down 4% from the previous year and less than half as energy intensive as the United States was in 1983. Energy intensity varies greatly by state, and some states operate with much greater energy intensity than the U.S. average.Energy intensity—calculated as total energy consumption divided by real gross domestic product (GDP)—is a common energy indicator and efficiency measure. In 2020, U.S. energy intensity reached a low of 5.05 thousand British thermal units (Btu) per chained 2012 dollar, down 4% from the previous year and less than half as energy intensive as the United States was in 1983. Energy intensity varies greatly by state, and some states operate with much greater energy intensity than the U.S. average.Today in Energy

Webinar on Delivering for the future: Opportunities and opinions on last-mile optimizationNews Desk

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With increased globalization and the proliferation of e-commerce, how do businesses diversify and fulfill multiple orders faster?

How do companies gauge evolving customer expectations and deliver improved levels of service?

How does digitalization help alleviate visibility issues in the last mile?

While the segment continues to witness several levels of disruption, this could just be the beginning.

Research from McKinsey shows that venture capital funding for start-ups in the logistics industry has amounted to nearly $28bn since 2015, exponentially growing every year. A significant part of this investment went into last-mile delivery initiatives.

Logistics managers constantly deal with inefficiencies in the last-mile approach – either in terms of speed or in terms of cost.

These delivery costs at the final phase are substantial, comprising 53% of the overall transport cost. Delivery anomalies at this stage could impact customer satisfaction and profitability.

With the last-mile typically seeing deliveries of low-drop sizes spread across multiple endpoints, last-mile optimization can help significantly improve their bottom line. 

Today, last-mile delivery concerns delay business expansion. How do businesses stay ahead of the curve and rise above the challenges that the last mile throws at them?

The COVID-19 induced e-commerce spike has meant more volumes move directly to the consumers’ doorstep than to storefronts – propping up the last mile.

The World Economic Forum finds a 25% rise in consumer e-commerce deliveries since the lockdowns, with at least 20% of the increased demand expected to last well beyond the pandemic.

Join Cathy Morrow Roberson, Supply Chain Writer & Researcher, as she sits down with Neil McEvoy, VP Customer Experience at C3 Solutions and Sinead Croke, CX Director at Hermes on the 19th of August 2021 at 10:00 hrs EST in a Webinar to discuss the challenges and opportunities that the last mile brings.

We invite you to send in questions you would like to see discussed to priyanka@pesti.io.

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Cathy Morrow Roberson, Supply Chain Writer & Researcher, sits down with Neil McEvoy, VP Customer Experience at C3 Solutions and Sinead Croke, CX Director at Hermes on the 19th of August 2021 at 10:00 hrs EST in a Webinar to discuss the challenges and opportunities that the last mile brings.
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Webinar on Delivering for the future: Opportunities and opinions on last-mile optimizationNews Desk

By Logistics, MarketNo Comments

With increased globalization and the proliferation of e-commerce, how do businesses diversify and fulfill multiple orders faster?

How do companies gauge evolving customer expectations and deliver improved levels of service?

How does digitalization help alleviate visibility issues in the last mile?

While the segment continues to witness several levels of disruption, this could just be the beginning.

Research from McKinsey shows that venture capital funding for start-ups in the logistics industry has amounted to nearly $28bn since 2015, exponentially growing every year. A significant part of this investment went into last-mile delivery initiatives.

Logistics managers constantly deal with inefficiencies in the last-mile approach – either in terms of speed or in terms of cost.

These delivery costs at the final phase are substantial, comprising 53% of the overall transport cost. Delivery anomalies at this stage could impact customer satisfaction and profitability.

With the last-mile typically seeing deliveries of low-drop sizes spread across multiple endpoints, last-mile optimization can help significantly improve their bottom line. 

Today, last-mile delivery concerns delay business expansion. How do businesses stay ahead of the curve and rise above the challenges that the last mile throws at them?

The COVID-19 induced e-commerce spike has meant more volumes move directly to the consumers’ doorstep than to storefronts – propping up the last mile.

The World Economic Forum finds a 25% rise in consumer e-commerce deliveries since the lockdowns, with at least 20% of the increased demand expected to last well beyond the pandemic.

Join Cathy Morrow Roberson, Supply Chain Writer & Researcher, as she sits down with Neil McEvoy, VP Customer Experience at C3 Solutions and Sinead Croke, CX Director at Hermes on the 19th of August 2021 at 10:00 hrs EST in a Webinar to discuss the challenges and opportunities that the last mile brings.

We invite you to send in questions you would like to see discussed to priyanka@pesti.io.

The post Webinar on Delivering for the future: Opportunities and opinions on last-mile optimization appeared first on Shipping and Freight Resource.

Cathy Morrow Roberson, Supply Chain Writer & Researcher, sits down with Neil McEvoy, VP Customer Experience at C3 Solutions and Sinead Croke, CX Director at Hermes on the 19th of August 2021 at 10:00 hrs EST in a Webinar to discuss the challenges and opportunities that the last mile brings.
Reserve your space today.
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Navy will incur some cost in replacing Freedom-variant LCS combining gears

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Though the Navy argues the flawed combining gear is a “latent defect” in Lockheed Martin’s design, the best-case scenario for the Navy still involves paying some of the cost of replacing the system…Though the Navy argues the flawed combining gear is a “latent defect” in Lockheed Martin’s design, the best-case scenario for the Navy still involves paying some of the cost of replacing the system…Defense News

Arctic will become ‘contested’ without US presence and partnerships, 2nd Fleet CO warns

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Failure to maintain presence in the Arctic would “cede the space to the Russians or somebody else,” Lewis said, adding that it could also become a space where conflict arises.Failure to maintain presence in the Arctic would “cede the space to the Russians or somebody else,” Lewis said, adding that it could also become a space where conflict arises.Defense News