Archive for UBER

What was Hot in Supply Chain Technology in 2017?

What was hot in supply chain technology? A look at 3D Printing, robots, autonomous trucks, the use of Social-News-Event-Media data for risk management, and the Uberization of Freight with ARC’s assessment of the maturity of these technologies.

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The Ubers of Last Mile Freight

The Uber-style marketplaces were contacted and analyzed for this report. Tech startups, founded with the idea of using Uber style technology to reinvent last mile freight, have raised about $120 million since the beginning of 2015. This is much less than the billion plus dollars invested since the beginning of 2015 into startups promising to deliver retail merchandise, groceries, or restaurant meals within a few hours, or even minutes.

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How “Uber for Freight” Apps seek to Transform the Industry

Over $170 million invested since the beginning of 2015 in tech startups with an Uber style model seeking to transform the freight industry. But how well do the venture capitalists investing in these companies really understand logistics?

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The Uberization of Last Mile Freight

Uber has disrupted the taxi industry. Can anyone copy the Uber model and disrupt the freight market?  That question is generating a great deal of discussion among logistics executives with the “last mile” freight market generating the most buzz. Transporting goods long distances can be done far more cost efficiently than the delivery of the last few miles when goods arrive in congested metropolitan areas. Last mile delivery has taken on added urgency as traditional […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 10 – 16)

Cubs win! Cub win! And for the first time in the 100 years the Cubs have been playing at Wrigley Field, they clinched a post-season series at home. As Jason Stark pointed out, this was the 7,907th game played at Wrigley – and they finally clinched a series at home. This series also marked the first time since 2003 that the Cubs have won a post-season series at all. As a life-long Red Sox fan, […]

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How Will Transportation Change: Revolutionary Trends and Technologies

But by far the biggest change in “how” goods will ship in the next ten years is based on the continuing development of autonomous trucks.

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