The postal, parcels and express podcast
Lim Ann Nee, Senior Vice President SP Parcels, joins me to discuss SingPost's Rent-a-POP initiative. It's a new way to make money from parcel lockers. Also in this episode, USPS Postmaster General Megan Brennan and CFO Joe Corbett give an overview of recent USPS results, as well as the future of Sunday parcel deliveries.
Royal Mail's Community Investment Manager, Gary Grange, talks about Royal Mail's partnership with UK charity Missing People. Analyst Cathy Morrow Roberson from Logistics Trends and Insights joins me to dissect Amazon's plans to build up a fleet of 40 aircraft.
Swiss Post achieves consistently high first-time parcel delivery rates. But how? Walter Krieger, Swiss Post's Key Account Executive Mail-order, joins me to discuss this and much more, including the Swiss regulatory environment, rural vs urban delivery, letter and parcel volume trends, and cross-border e-commerce.
China-Japan cross-border e-commerce is forecast to explode. We analyse the driving forces behind the growth, including the role of the post. Also in this episode, Gina Mulligan, the founder of US charity Girls Love Mail, talks about how the hand-written letter can help breast cancer patients.
What will self-driving trucks mean for the transport and logistics sector? Logistics expert Cathy Morrow Roberson joins me to analyse the impact self-driving trucks will have on the current driver shortage and future driver recruitment. We discuss how self-driving trucks might improve productivity and driver health and safety. We also look at what lessons can be learned from the aviation sector.
A review of the various parcel delivery options Australia Post has introduced to increase first-time delivery rates. Includes the hits and the flops and the trials!
Liam O'Sullivan, An Post's Director of Mails, talks about DeliveryBox, the personal home locker solution. We also discuss other An Post initiatives to boost first-time parcel delivery rates.
Dog attacks are a daily risk for delivery drivers. Royal Mail's delivery drivers report about seven dog attacks a day across the UK. Now Royal Mail is trying to reduce the number of dog attacks through an annual public awareness campaign called "Dog awareness week". This sits alongside existing driver training.
We discuss crowd-sourced delivery, including bpost's new crowd-sourced delivery app, bringr, Amazon Flex and Uber RUSH. We also discuss post office access, including open hours, 24-hour post offices, Sunday opening, self-service terminals, and much more.
Grocery delivery to the door is nice, but how about delivery straight to your fridge? In this episode, Cathy Morrow Roberson from Logistics Trends and Insights joins me to talk about online grocery shopping and delivering those groceries to customers.
OSCAR, the UPU's new carbon reporting programme, has just been released. Anne-Claire Blet, the UPU's Expert for Environment and Sustainable Development, joins me to explain the project. Later in the podcast, Cathy Morrow Roberson from Logistics Trends and Insights discusses carbon neutral delivery.
As letter volumes fall and parcel volumes grow, what opportunities are there to combine letter and parcel delivery? In this episode, I briefly outline some of the key considerations for combining letter and parcel delivery. I also talk with Tim Ellison, the Deputy Director of the Postal Museum. The new museum is scheduled to open in London in 2017.
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