Lomas delivers express, final mile keynote on yellow carpets at the Coventry Arena for record-breaking IntraLogisteX trade show.

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Carl Lomas, chair of the Institute of Couriers and fellow in logistics at the University of Derby  delivered the  keynote speech on Express final mile logistics to a full seminar, standing room only on the yellow carpets of Coventry arena Intralogistex show.

Can we educate the client chain with a carbon solution ?

LoCity electrics, there are two groups, one charging at depot, the other home charging at roadside, the challenges are big at the roadside!

How are we educating our next generation logisticians, the Trailblazer solutions

Lomas covered the diversity of final mile from parcel and packet mail to clothing and food retail, using his classic Pineapple, multi-modal delivery of groceries free of charge to your door. Exploding express numbers, where did it begin and where will it end ?



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Lomas re-quoted the IOC gowning quotes of 2018:-

Mike Cooper,  Yodel ‘This will be year of change’ Patrick Gallagher, CitySprint, ‘Our responsibility to the environment has never been greater’ Ian Wainwright former TfL ‘The client  must recognise delivery is not free of charge’. Justin Opie, md IMRG: ‘Over the past few years Black Friday has consistently demonstrated a remarkable capacity for shifting in terms of size and scale.’. SEGRO CEO David Sleath, ‘Growth of the digital economy and e-commerce are likely to underpin occupier demand for some time to come’. Nick Beighton, ceo ASOS  ‘We achieved an exceptional performance in the UK with the launch of our same day delivery proposition.’ Nick Langdon boss of Royal Mail parcels, ‘Express is exploding

Lomas continued with a look at the next challenges, next generation workforce and the stairway of career paths in Logistics, Managers and the degree apprenticeship for Express Manager L6.

Clean air, LoCity, electric-centric vehicles, charging infrastructure. ‘We must recognise two groups, return to depot to charge and then the home based driver trying to charge at roadside.'

City density explosion and making the final mile as delivery becomes the congestion. Consolidation, value of delivery and returns, impact of innovation. Lomas finished with particular focus on fashion, client choosing their bedroom as the changing room, order three colours in two sizes and return five items. ‘Competing retailers will never let us deal with this as a financial penalty to the client. Can we educate the client with a carbon cost to find a solution?

Last modified on Sunday, 04 March 2018 20:37