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Logistics will be crucial for the future of Amazon, Uber and e-commerce itself

P101 in collaboration with Trademachines

It’s clear, by now, that the world of online retail has disrupted the way we shop. This is so true that even in our very neighbourhoods we happen to see small and medium-sized businesses surrendering to the hegemony of digital …

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January 18th, 2017

A year of surprises for logistics

Antonio Perini, founder and CEO of Milkman

In the past the world of last-mile delivery, that is the last part of the delivery route of items that are shopped online, had to adapt to the needs of couriers, but is now experiencing a momentous focal shift: today, …

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June 22nd, 2016

What’s Hot? Digital Innovation Needs Physical Logistics

NewsFromThePlatform in collaboration with Milkman

There is great excitement in the world of logistics and transport. Amazon Fresh has recently landed in London with same-day fresh food delivery; the freight forwarding company Flexport has swept onto TechCrunch radar and a Facebook group has filled the …

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March 16th, 2016

Last mile, or the “holy grail” of the new millennium

Antonio Perini, CEO and founder at Milkman

Many people ask us: why has the last mile (the last stretch of home delivery, the one that brings products to your home) become a topic of conversation not only for insiders but also among the general public? Just imagine: …

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January 27th, 2016

The not-so-hidden charm of logistics

Antonio Perini, CEO and founder of Milkman

“Logistics is not sexy”: we hear this all the time. “You don’t sell evening gowns or futuristic gadgets, you do home deliveries,” goes the saying that we know by heart. Immediately, images of shabby vans and unshaved drivers dumping packages …

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November 25th, 2015

E–grocery: smart logistics is the key

NewsFromThePlatform

As Jeff Bezos and Jack Ma have very well understood, digital and physical networks are increasingly interconnected. We order online, confirm by email, but then we receive our goods thanks to a courier that delivers them to our door or …

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November 11th, 2015

Amazon Prime lands in Milan. But are we sure that “faster” delivery is better than “more punctual” or “to the right place”?

NewsFromThePlatform

In the USA they have a saying: “don’t drink and Prime” that has by now replaced the more traditional admonition “don’t drink and drive” with reference to the habit of driving after having a few too many drinks. Indeed, online …

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