Executives from Awok, Quiqup and Fetchr to talk last mile disruption at Leaders in Logistics
The tremendous growth of the e-commerce market has resulted in a corresponding increase in direct-to-consumer deliveries over the last few years, putting strain on e-com platforms to manage last mile fulfilment affordably.
At Leaders in Logistics 2019, executives from Awok.com, the technology-driven fetchr and last mile disruptor Quiqup will discuss the entry to the region of e-commerce platforms such as Amazon and how this has resulted in increased consumer expectations for fast, free delivery.
Driving this interest in the last mile are the consumers at the end of the supply chain. Their round-the-clock purchasing habits and door-to-door demands are fuelling changes in retail businesses, but also in logistics.
Click & collect and locker collection points are on the rise, and it’s also the reason why more flexible and innovative delivery and production systems, such as using drones and 3D printing, could be on the horizon.
Consumers want to be able to choose whatever meets their needs — the fastest. With the “last mile” considered the most expensive, inefficient and pollution generating segment of the supply chain, ensuring the right kind of logistics infrastructure is vital.
Smarter last mile delivery facilities with specialised features not found in conventional warehouses to serve consumers, retailers and delivery points are crucial. As are the technologies employed to improve the efficiency of last mile delivery.
This session will explore the various solutions last mile service providers should consider in order to meet the needs, demands and expectations of both customers and merchants and discuss how to integrate ‘last mile’ solutions into an ever more sophisticated supply chain.
Rabih Allaf – Growth Director, fetchr
Nektarios Triantafyllidis – Regional Director Logistics, Middle East, PTV MENA Region
Dani El Zein – General Manager Dubai, Quickup
Ulugbek Yuldashev – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, AWOK.com