Same-Day versus Next-Day Delivery

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It was more than a few years back, prior to the e-commerce boom, when consumers waited weeks for delivery of catalog ordered merchandise. While the consumer never liked that type of extended delivery window, they just accepted the overall lousy value proposition for home-delivered merchandise. Then in 1998, FedEx purchased RPS, a small parcel delivery company whose focus was delivery to retail stores and in many lanes, they delivered those B2B shipments one day faster than UPS.

Kuehne + Nagel Further Expand their Global Services for BMW Group

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This new expansion will result in the opening of two new distribution centers in Germany and Poland along with a new dealer distribution from the two main BMW RDCs in China. The Kleinaitingen RDC is 70,000 m2 in size, making it one of the largest distribution centers Kuehne + Nagel manages on behalf of the BMW Group. Over 82,000 items are stored at the center with on average 23,000 outbound deliveries being completed each day.