Digital Innovation of the Year:
SNAILE’S MAIL NOTIFICATION TECHNOLOGY
The problem: From 2014, Canada Post decided to stop door-to-door delivery in some areas to save costs, instead placing everything in a single community mailbox (CMB). But how will people know when something has been delivered, or avoid a wasted journey if nothing is there at all? The solution: mail notification technology from Snaile, installed at the CMB and sending an alert when post arrives.
New Business Diversification of the Year:
POSTI’S HOME SERVICES DIVISION
Finland’s Posti Group launched the Home Services division in May 2016 to expand its last-mile services. A specific division was created to distance the new
offering from the existing corporate structure.
Why did French company Solystic triumph in this year’s Supplier of the Year category? One word: innovation. “We look at innovation as a way to bring a real, concrete value to our customers and partners,” says Maurizio Puppo, Solystic’s director of marketing and communications.
France’s La Poste has had a busy year. Much of that has been spent transforming the business, helping it to achieve better profits and strong growth,
fending off the competition and readying itself for further improvement.
Nordic postal operator PostNord has partnered with Swedish lock manufacturer Assa Abloy to offer customers a new service where parcels can be delivered inside their door (full story here).
Customers who posses a digital lock, such as the Yale Doorman, can register for the service, which provides PostNord delivery personnel with a one-time code enabling them to enter the property and place the parcel inside. To view a video of the indoor delivery service, click on the link below.
The Swiss Post, the Ticino hospital network EOC and drone manufacturer Matternet successfully carried out the first drone flights in Lugano. In the near future, they hope to transport laboratory samples between two EOC hospitals in the Swiss city.
A video of a Chinese sorting center proved an unlikely viral hit last week, but is this "army of little orange robots" improving efficiency?
April 18, 2017 Click here to read more
Tech specialist and futurologist Ben Hammersley elaborates on the emerging technologies set to shape our future over the next 20 years and the impact they’ll have on logistics and delivery
March 21, 2017 Click here to read more
Matthew Robertson, co-CEO at parcel data management platform NetDespatch, looks at the national shortage of delivery drivers facing the ecommerce industry.
March 10, 2017 Click here to read more