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Micro-Fulfillment Centers are Shaping Up the Future of E-Grocery Deliveries

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COVID-19 brought about a massive transformation in the grocery supply chain, changing consumer buying behavior significantly and making omnichannel selling a must for market players. The competition in the online grocery market is also rising — big-scale retailers are making strategic moves to keep customers satisfied, numerous grocery delivery startups have come up, and mom-and-pop retail stores have embraced online selling.

To meet customer expectations in a cost-effective and efficient manner, many businesses are adopting micro-fulfillment centers for final-mile grocery deliveries.

Key Takeaways from the Whitepaper

In this white paper, we dig deep into the concept of micro-fulfillment centers, discuss the various pros and cons of this delivery model and understand the role of logistics tech in optimizing the e-grocery supply chain.

  • Micro-fulfillment Centers — Explained
    As its name suggests, a micro-fulfillment center is a mini distribution hub, compared to a regular warehouse; but there’s more to it. Learn more about this distribution model and the potential it holds for grocery players
  • How does micro-fulfillment work in e-grocery?
    Understand how micro-fulfillment works in the e-grocery business, the characteristics of a micro-fulfillment hub and how it is different from a regular distribution model.
  • The Opportunities and Obstacles of Introducing Micro-Fulfillment Centers
    Whether or not to implement it in your supply chain is a strategic business decision, and must be taken carefully after weighing out the pros and cons of this fulfillment model.
  • Optimizing last-mile logistics with Artificial Intelligence: Locus in the e-grocery supply chain
    Read how AI-backed logistics optimization solutions by Locus can optimize warehousing, distribution, and final mile deliveries for enterprises in the grocery supply chain.

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How can Locus help manage your logistics?

  • Locus’ proprietary geocoding engine converts the fuzziest of the addresses into precise geographical coordinates thereby helping your on-ground executives locate addresses easily.
  • Digitize all your operational variables such as fleets, delivery persons, etc to come up with the best route plan every day.
  • Track your orders in real-time with the Locus Live Dashboard. Locus’ last-mile delivery app Locus On The Road (LOTR) helps delivery partners process orders.
  • Visualize and tweak your scheduled plans via three key metrics— geography, time, & vehicle(fleet)—with a birds-eye view of your entire operations.
  • Build your own reports and analyze important parameters that you need to make key decisions.

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Logistics costs reduced
100+ Years
Planning time saved
6300 + Tonnes
GHG emissions reduced

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