The postal, parcels and express podcast
E-commerce fulfilment specialist, speaker and author Jonathan Reeve joins me to talk about delivering e-commerce. We cover e-commerce fulfilment models, last-mile consolidation, and (of course) Amazon.
Ivan Čulo was appointed CEO of Hrvatska Pošta (Croatia Post) in January 2017, and has big plans for the Croatian postal operator. He outlines his vision for the post and some of the challenges it faces in this in-depth interview.
There's a lot of buzz about crowd-sourced delivery... so I decided to go to the (ahem) source to find out what's really going on. Ari Kestin, CEO of crowd-sourced delivery platform Nimber, is my special guest.
Will autonomous vehicles bring savings to the delivery and transport sectors? Supply chain consultant Charles Edwards looks at real-life examples from the mining sector, and discusses how autonomous vehicles could change the delivery world.
Marek Różycki from Last Mile Experts on the post office’s role in e-commerce, delivery, and how competition and partnership can co-exist in the post office and delivery network.
The US Postal Service needs to undergo radical disruption and change if it is to move forward, according to Dean Maciuba from 4Front Consulting. Dean outlines strategies for the USPS to profitably manage lower revenue from First Class Mail and the huge growth in the lower-margin parcel business.
Charles Brewer, CEO at DHL eCommerce, chats about his experience with e-commerce in developing markets, including Africa and SE Asia.
An Post is launching a new e-commerce returns product called ReturnPal. Liam O'Sullivan, An Post's Director of Mails, joins me to discuss how the new service works and the benefits for customers, e-retailers, and An Post. He also gives us an update on Delivery Box and Post Logistics.
The letters monopoly, the mailbox monopoly, privatisation of the US Postal Service, and the social role of mail all feature this week. Dr Ramesh Ratan, CEO and President of Bell and Howell, and David Williams, former USPS Inspector General and now Distinguished Professor at George Mason University, discuss the past, present and future of postal services in the USA.
Everyone in the postal and parcel sector is talking about reverse logistics and returns… but what’s really happening with returns, and where is the sector heading? My expert guest is Tony Sciarrotta, Executive Director at the Reverse Logistics Association.
Amazon analyst Cooper Smith from L2 Inc on how Amazon drives customer loyalty, why apparel is next for Amazon, and why Amazon is serious about delivering the last mile. Cathy Morrow Roberson from LogisticsTI analyses Amazon's acquisition of Souq.com, including implications for logistics and delivery in the Middle East.
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