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An Post's Director of Mails, Liam O'Sullivan, discusses the new Post Logistics service. He gives the reasoning behind the launch, describes the target market, details the strategic partnership, and talks about the benefits to An Post.
Can the USPS become a logistics operator? The USPS OIG recently released a report addressing this question. Two of the report's authors join me, and we cover: what other posts have done in logistics; competition in last-mile delivery; e-commerce delivery bottlenecks; partnering with new delivery companies; returns and reverse logistics.
UPS Chief Alternative Fuel Engineer Mike Britt discusses UPS’s One Billion Cleaner Miles project. We cover route optimisation, delivery to congestion zones, alternative-powered vehicles, emissions reductions and the fuel savings generated by the project. Also in this episode, a review of Australia Post's 2015-16 results, including plummeting letter volumes and Australia Post's turnaround from overall loss to overall profit.
Alibaba and Singapore Post are continuing to extend their reach beyond Asia. 4PX recently announced that it would be expanding into Australia under the TransRush banner. 4PX is part-owned by Alibaba and Singapore Post. Leading transport analyst Cathy Morrow Roberson from Logistics Trends and Insights joins me to analyse this move. Also in this episode, an overview of Canada Post's recent financials.
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.
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