With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE17 ENV/GR/000215 and  the co-financing of Green Fund, Greece

Optimizing the Last Mile

Doing last-mile logistics correctly leads to repeat business and loyal customers, but final-mile processes involve more than just a truck and driver.

1. Determine how fast the delivery really needs to be.

2. Offer flexible delivery options.

3. Provide order tracking information.

4. Improve visibility into supply chain processes.

5. Attach conveyors directly to trucks in the loading dock area.

6. Use brick-and-mortar stores as fulfillment centers. 

7. Eliminate mispicks in order picking operations. 

8. Share your expectations for the delivery.

9. Train customer service reps.

10. Use technology to plan and optimize driver routes.

Source: Inbound Logistics


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The LIFE GreenYourRoute (LIFE GYR) [LIFE17 ENV/GR/000215] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment and the Greek Green Fund. Its aim is creating an optimization platform for last mile delivery of goods, taking environmental aspects into consideration.

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