The Amazon.com Inc. vans parked outside apartment buildings and along suburban cul de sacs weren’t just bearing gifts to online shoppers this holiday season. The e-commerce giant’s home-delivery push has been a boon to automakers, too. Amazon has built up a fleet of 30,000 last-mile delivery trucks and vans since creating its own delivery network
Coastal Pet Products Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of pet restraints and products in North America. After the company recently transitioned to e-commerce, they needed a way to ensure picking accuracy and productivity, whether shipping direct to a consumer, store or distributor. When use of traditional paper-based picking methods in their DC became increasingly
Raleigh Bicycles is Britain’s leading distributor of bicycles and accessories, distributing to retail outlets throughout the U.K. After years of running their warehouse using a paper-based system, they knew it was time to make a change. Honeywell Voice delivered accuracy improvements up to 99.9% while driving productivity, enabling real-time stock control, and reducing training times.
Greenwich, Conn.-based XPO Logistics, a provider of global freight transportation and logistics services, reported solid third quarter earnings today. Revenue-at $4.15 billion-was down 4.4% annually, and net income attributable to common shareholders-at $117 million-was up 13.7% compared to $101 million a year ago. Operating income-at $229 million-was up 8.7%, and diluted earnings per share-at $1.14-topped Wall