Uber announced that it will provide drivers for Google Express. Google Express has managed its distribution and delivery operation entirely on its own until now. Google is planning to maintain all aspects of its pricing, merchant partnerships, and storefront while Uber supplies the drivers through what they are calling "UberRush."Read More
"Welcome to Timeline! - We'll be the first to acknowledge that blogs in the logistics industry are not common. We're an industry that keeps to ourselves. That holds true even amongst the closest of competitors. Our aim here, is to promote our industry by being an example of what future companies in our space may look like. Times are changing, fast...so we've started up a blog!"
Mobile search is here. Most of us are actively tracking our google analytics. We focus on key search phrases and impressions. Our CTR (click through rate) consumes us! But are we paying attention to which devices are being used to search these key phrases? We are.Read More
A logistics operation needs to have multiple revenue streams to offset the various cost that comes with a mature operation. Rents are usually a high line items on a company's income statement. And offsetting that cost with revenue generated by deliveries can present a bit of a challenge, this is particularly the case because driver commissions offset delivery revenues. Similarly, income produced by cross-docking operations also carry high labor cost. But revenues generated by long-term storage is a direct offset to warehousing cost. It is not easy to find long term storage customer, especially in the logistics industry where people earn high incomes to ensure there is little waste in the supply chain.Read More