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almart plans to have employees make more last-mile deliveries. Dollar General has been working to expand its private fleet. Albertsons is introducing a new fulfillment service designed to provide online order pickup and delivery in as little as 30 minutes. Read about these stories and more in our bi-monthly newsletter.
Walmart Wants Employees to Make More Last-Mile Deliveries
Walmart plans to have employees make more last-mile deliveries as the retailer grows its third-party fulfillment capabilities outside of independent contractors. The number of deliveries currently made by Walmart associates is small compared to the amount handled through independent contractors. But as Walmart builds out its last-mile network, it will own more vehicles and have employees deliver more orders. Read more.
Dollar General Grows its Private Fleet
Dollar General has been working to expand its private fleet and expects to reach more than 2,000 tractors before the end of 2023. The discount retailer’s fleet, which currently consists of more than 1,800 tractors, handles nearly half of its own outbound transportation needs, up 5% from the prior quarter. As Dollar General aims for greater transportation efficiencies, the company’s fleet efforts have been an important driver in lowering transportation costs. Read more.
Albertsons Launches Fast Digital Order Fulfillment
Albertsons is introducing a new service called “Flash” designed to provide online order pickup and delivery in as little as 30 minutes. The grocery conglomerate is providing Flash as part of its in-house DriveUp & Go curbside pickup offering and online delivery service. Flash is currently available now at more than 2,000 locations. Flash deliveries will be delivered within a 30-to-50 minute window. Flash pickup customers can pick up their groceries at their local store in 30 minutes or less. Read more.
The Key to Effective Supply Chain Management
Companies are increasingly investing in digital supply chain solutions to improve supply chain performance, increase operational efficiency, and improve cost savings. As supply chains become more complex, one key advantage stands out as a game-changer. Here’s a look at the key to help you manage your supply chain more effectively, improve customer experiences, and, ultimately, boost profitability. Read more.
Embracing Automation in the Supply Chain
Automation is a critical tool for modern supply chain management. From order processing to delivery, automation solutions streamline every stage of the supply chain. Automated systems deliver incredible accuracy, allowing businesses to minimize human error, reduce order processing time, and minimize operational costs. Here’s a look at some technologies that can help companies enhance their supply chain operations. Read more.
How to Lower Supply Chain Costs
Maintaining an efficient and cost-effective supply chain is key to business survival. Finding ways to lower supply chain costs is a top priority for companies. By implementing strategic cost-saving measures, businesses can enhance profitability, gain a competitive edge, and improve overall operational efficiency. Here’s a look at five strategies to lower supply chain costs, optimize supply chain operations, and achieve long-term success. Read more.