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How do I build a competitive and environmentally sustainable last-mile delivery network?

During the pandemic, something unexpected happened to last-mile delivery: it became greener. When supply chains began to move again, the environment quickly changed, as people began to buy more and more items online. 

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Some of the unprecedented changes and trends that occurred in last-mile distribution during this period are as follows:


The pandemic hastened local or market-based fulfillment, permanently altering supply chains by bringing inventory closer to consumers than it has ever been. This opens exciting opportunities for post and parcel companies, as well as logistics companies, to build a more competitive last mile. To achieve long-term change, the ecosystem must collaborate to incentivize greener choices, reconsider asset usage, and use data and analytics.

It is important to collaborate around the ecosystem to identify and address the hidden costs of last-mile delivery. This entails judicious investment in cutting-edge technology while balancing high and low-impact opportunities.

Here are the top 4 ways to make your last-mile delivery platform more competitive and eco-friendly:

Route Optimization:

An effective last-mile distribution management system must include route optimization. Increasing route planning efficiency will help you save money on gas and be more environmentally conscious. Routes that are more reliable result in fewer miles traveled, and less time spent on the road. This also holds the output of your equipment in top condition.

Technology plays a significant role in this. Advanced route optimization software employs advanced algorithms for route planning, resulting in lower fuel consumption. On multi-stop delivery journeys, efficient route planning ensures that less time is lost on the road, the equipment performs optimally, and traffic congestion is reduced – all of this contributes to substantial financial savings.

Hyperlocal epoch:

In the last-mile distribution logistics industry, a new concept is gaining traction: a localized experience. In the age of millennials, the deliver from store model appears to be gaining popularity, especially in the grocery and retail sectors. The potential of hyperlocal e-commerce companies to offer goods and services at a breakneck pace is their USP.


There are some other advantages as well which include lesser inventory, lower transportation costs, and a higher number of efficient deliveries.

Green Logistics Incentive:

It is possible to make a good profit when operating green and lean logistics operations; in reality, measuring and reducing one’s carbon footprint has become the norm in many industries.


It is not easy, however, to achieve an effective green last-mile delivery. There are several considerations to make: selecting the right fleet for the job, preparing the most effective delivery path, selecting the appropriate packaging, ensuring the customer is satisfied with the delivery, all while minimizing the environmental impact.

Zero-Emission Fleet:

Climate change is possible, and it could be the greatest challenge we face today. Urban logistics is a major contributor to the rising levels of greenhouse gases that pollute the atmosphere.


Companies all over the world have begun selling electric or hybrid fleets to ensure last-mile deliveries, moving closer to the target of Zero Emission Urban Logistics by 2025.

There is no going back from the pandemic’s effect on the last mile. The shopping patterns of consumers vary. The footprints of retail establishments vary. If the ecosystem works together to act on sustainable last-mile activities, the last mile will also be different—much greener. Everyone has an important role to play. What will be yours?


Businesses seek more ways to make distribution and last-mile logistics environmentally competitive while remaining financially viable as demand for environmentally efficient operations increases from optimizing dispatch for reduced carbon footprint to reverse logistics and recycling.

Effective fleet management and last-mile delivery optimization can help you make faster deliveries. So, are you ready to improve the efficiency of your last-mile distribution network? MIMO can assist your company in going online by providing the best last-mile services in the region.


The ability to effectively manage the transportation delivery process is becoming increasingly necessary in today’s world. MIMO Technologies provides a technologically advanced platform for efficiently transporting goods and items and achieving high levels of accuracy in last-mile delivery.


Our field officers are trained to complete time-sensitive work and deliver it to your customer in India’s most remote locations within agreed-upon deadlines. Over 14000 field officers work in a variety of rural and semi-urban settings.


For more information regarding our services please contact us. 

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