As e-commerce continues to grow and evolve, so does the demand for last mile delivery.
The last mile is the final leg of transportation in the supply chain. It’s not hard to see why this segment is so expensive, as it requires significant manpower and resources to ensure that the product is delivered safely and on time.
Typically, in the food service industry, this last mile accounts for 40% of total cold chain logistics costs.
A Counterintuitive Solution
A unique, but effective, strategy to reduce transportation costs is to focus on the middle mile first. The reason: there are often hidden costs throughout the entire journey of your food.
For example, one of the biggest challenges in the middle mile is coordinating transportation. This involves ensuring that the product is transported efficiently and cost-effectively from the supplier to the warehouse.
Small changes, such as using nontraditional modes of transportation or arranging ride-sharing for less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments, can have a major impact on the bottom line. Additionally, rethinking redistribution can also result in significant savings.
By focusing on the middle mile, cost savings and efficiencies ripple through your entire supply chain. For example, by improving the coordination of transportation in the middle mile, you can reduce the number of times the product needs to be handled, which decreases the risk of damage and spoilage. This, in turn, reduces the amount of waste and results in cost savings and improved sustainability.
Simplify Last Mile Delivery
When it comes to the crucial last mile, it’s important to have a flexible and cost-effective solution. Lineage BB #:294667 has more than 400 temperature-controlled warehouses, allowing us to offer customized solutions that meet your needs. By leveraging our extensive network, we can find the most efficient and cost-effective solution for each delivery, whether it’s a small parcel or a full truckload.
We’re also committed to transparency and visibility. With real-time tracking and data analytics, you can monitor the progress of your shipment at every stage of the journey, from the supplier to the dinner table. This increased visibility allows you to make informed decisions and identify areas for improvement, resulting in further cost savings and increased efficiency. In the end, our goal is simple: To make the last mile the last thing on your mind.