Demand for Next-Day Delivery Drives Need for Efficient Logistics

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Original Article, PYMNTS.com, September 7, 2021

Spiraling consumer demand for same-day delivery of everything has challenged retailers to restructure supply chains and add more routes, trucks and drivers wherever possible. To control the rising cost of providing this unprecedented level of service, retailers are scrounging for efficiencies wherever they can find them.

It’s exactly why firms such as Gatik are gaining traction right now by servicing the so-called “middle mile” portion of the modern supply chain. Founded in 2017 by veterans of the autonomous technology industry, the company’s “autonomous delivery as a service” solution encompasses autonomous trucks, telematics and a dispatching solution.

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