Pilot 3 – Identifying how grocery retailers could collaborate on last mile deliveries to increase transport efficiency in London
The UK Ecommerce grocery market is significantly challenged in terms of the cost burden of last mile distribution, and the need to satisfy a complex mix of customer service options.
This backdrop taken together with the significant market growth being experienced, provides the right characteristics for new business models.
Our Pilot assesses the opportunities for micro hubs to reduce costs and improve customer service
What we did
Three different supply chain structures were identified, with the micro hub playing a different role in each case, and then the scenarios were modelled to identify the potential benefits
With a focus on the last mile delivery journey, the benefits include:
U-TURN also assisted the development of a pilot between E-Cargo bikes and Sainsbury
To see the results of the pilot visualised in an interactive page, please visit: