Last mile logistics refers to the final step of the delivery process from a distribution center, restaurant, or other facility to the end-user, or vice versa. Although the name implies the final mile of delivery, the actual “last mile delivery” can range from a few blocks to 50 or 100 miles.
Last mile logistics generally involves the use of parcel or small package carriers such as Stefanelli Logistics to deliver products. Parcel shipment is an $83 billion dollar and growing industry that is projected to double in value in roughly ten years. This makes last mile logistics the cornerstone to driving growth and profitability for both large and small businesses.
While it is true that many people automatically think of the big box stores when they hear words like “logistics” being used, it simply means the handling of the details of an operation. An individual making a purchase is part of the logistics of whatever they are buying, and the means of getting it to the front door of the customer is also part of the logistics of that item. It starts in the factory, ends with the customer. In agriculture, this is referred to as “Field to Fork,” for the same reasons.
A lot of cogs are in the machinery to get what is purchased into the buyer’s hands, and we are proud to be part of the process.