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What is Middle Mile Delivery ?

Middle Mile delivery, also known as Second Mile Delivery is the delivery of goods from a warehouse or distribution center to fulfillment facilities from where consumers purchase their products. In contrast, last-mile delivery is the movement of finished products from the fulfillment center to the consumer. The system has grown in popularity because of its cost-saving promise—something that is left out in last-mile delivery.

Middle mile delivery is sometimes also referred to as local distribution. Industries such as consumer goods and retail can benefit from it. Sales beat planning is essential here to ensure that there are enough stocks on shelves at all times.

Middle mile delivery can help tighten the supply chain and help businesses get ahead of the competition with competitive pricing and healthy margins.

Locus solutions for Middle Mile Delivery

DispatcherIQ | TrackIQ | FieldIQ | Dynamic Route Planning | Field Service Dispatch Planning

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  • 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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