Company to host panel on rise of hybrid-delivery models, used by companies to combine outsourced and in-house delivery capacity
RouteQ, a provider of cloud-based, AI-driven solutions for route planning, recently announced its participation at Seamless Middle East 2022, the regional e-commerce industry’s top trade event, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Center on May 31 and June 1.
The participation will closely follow RouteQ’s February announcement of the opening of its Dubai operations in preparation for expansion across the Middle East, a move taken to plug the critical gaps in the region’s delivery-fleet operations.
“At a time when many supply chains have been broken or modified, the pressure is on retailers, e-grocers, and logistics companies to improve metrics around last mile delivery — the most expensive part of the delivery process. Last-mile delivery can account for as much as 25% of an order’s total cost. But unlike the first mile, it can be significantly optimized with help from technology,” affirmed Vladimir Nesterov, General Manager, RouteQ.
Last-mile delivery logistics can be very fragile when not organized thoroughly. Factors like wrong addresses, traffic congestion, lack of parking, and poor communication with the courier can easily have a negative effect on the delivery process.
RouteQ manages more than 300 such parameters with special tags describing the conditions for vehicle routing, such as the presence of equipment in the vehicle for a particular parcel, as well as complex work and rest schedules for couriers. These special tags also overlay with the most precise traffic forecast to further increase efficiency.
On Day One of Seamless Middle East 2022, RouteQ will host a panel on the rise of hybrid-delivery models, used by companies to combine outsourced and in-house delivery capacity to effectively meet transportation and human resource demands.
The session will cover issues such as how to choose between in-house, outsourced, and hybrid models and the quandary of in-house versus outsourced fleets with regard to maintaining a balance with delivery-management technologies.