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The continued growth of e-commerce sales has led to a commensurate increase in last-mile deliveries to consumers’ homes. And this, of course, has left logistics providers in turn licking their lips and lifting their arms in helplessness, as volumes outgrow individual company capacity. That has led to a lot of subcontracting of deliveries from 3PLs to smaller carriers. This feature from SupplyChain24/7 suggests that many carriers and logistics providers are contemplating investing in final-mile capacity. “Moving to an in-house last-mile solution could pay big dividends. Once last-mile is integrated into a carrier’s business, they would have greater visibility across the entire supply chain, engendering increased confidence in clients across the board.”

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