“Logistics and retail” newsletters – March 2020

For this month of March 2020, we explored logistics and retail in the A and B side of our monthly newsletter.

A SIDE

— Analysis

Smart construction’s heyday?

On the one hand, digital technology is enhancing building design, construction and operation. On the other hand, the urban areas where new buildings are appearing are extremely complex and cluttered. This article is about the art of organising a worksite, and how it is being reinvented.
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— Trends

Three future outlooks for city logistics

Urban concentration and the rapid expansion of e-commerce are reshaping city-centre logistics. The scenarios going forward range from logistics anarchy due to laisser-faire regulation, to cities taking back legal and financial power, and on to GAFA taking over entirely. The city of the future will be somewhere between all of the above.
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— Market

“We are aiming to recreate local logistics”

How exactly is digitalisation redefining urban logistics? Frédéric Delaval, Director of the Urban Logistics strategic programme for the La Poste Group and Chairman of Urby, told us about his experience.
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B Side

— Business

Urban logistics in times of pandemic

There’s been panic on the streets since the virus started spreading. Panic about supply through global logistics channels, which have been accused of accelerating the transmission of the virus. And paradoxically, panic logistics will falter and we won’t be able to access thegoods we need. In an attempt to tackle the crisis and the unreasonable behavior that’s putting it under even greater pressure, urban logistics is remodeling itself, and exposing a number of structural problems that are fueling debate.
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