A recent publication about the future of humanity confirms LogTrade’s vision of the glocal village, microfied logistics and adaptive manufacturing. But what does this really mean for you who have our platform today, or are looking for a partner in digital logistics?
The short answer is: you can start toying around with new business models by using digital logistics tools. Early adapters have a chance to co-shape the future and are well-positioned once others catch on. Before expanding on this topic, let’s zoom out and look at the indications for microfication.
Alice Moradian, CEO of Earth Bite, has a mission. She wants snack shelves to be filled with environmentally sustainable and nutritious snacks, and also free of commercial logistics.
“LogTrade will enable us to place temporary shelves or boxes ‘anywhere’ there is a demand,” says Alice. “This opens up more sustainable business models for us as producers and whoever has an available spot.”
Stadium, Earth Bite and Good Idea Drinks empower their products to sell themselves at unconventional locations.
Circumventing middlemen to reach end-consumers directly? At locations that are not normally sales points? Yes you can.
As a LogTrade customer and online retailer, you can now get all the benefits of a physical store without owning a “real” store.
Bussgods, a Swedish logistics company that ships packages by bus, is part of LogTrade’s basic carrier selection. A great option for companies who are into sustainable transportation and want to ship to Norrland, the northernmost part of Sweden.
What does it matter that it is super easy to shop online if the logistics and transport management is for the birds? In 2011, Alibaba’s Jack Ma decided to try to tackle something Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has not been able to do: crack the logistics code. The result of his endeavor is Cainiao, which is definitely a feather in Jack Ma’s cap.
In China, Starbucks and the local up-and-comer Luckin Coffee are two coffee chains with completely different business concepts. One is thinking about e-commerce and logistics, while the other is focusing on augmented reality (AR) and experiences. Together, they confirm that e-commerce is not the opposite of brick-and-mortar retailing.
It is the same thing every year. We collect our Christmas gift packages at the same time as every other person in the country and at the same over-loaded pick-up point. Then we all go grocery shopping in a throng, wishing Santa Claus was real and that he could also bring us a beautifully set table and a tasty Christmas dinner.