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LAST MILE PROBLEM IN LOGISTICS AND TOOLS TO SOLVE IT



Ye.V. Korchagina
A.V. Zhukova
elena.korchagina@mail.ru
zhuckova.nastia2013@yandex.ru
professor, Higher School of Trade and Economics, Institute of Industrial Management, Economics and Trade, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Doctor of Economics
assistant, the Department of National Economy and Organization of Production, the State Institute of Economics, Finance, Law and Technology
Saint-Petersburg
Gatchina

Keywords:

  • distribution logistics
  • problem of last mile delivery
  • autonomous vehicles
  • delivery drone
  • investment
  • start-up
  • The research is dedicated to approaches to the solution of one of the most complicated and costly problems in modern logistics, namely “the last mile delivery”. We describe the tools of solving the problem in question on the basis of applying autonomous vehicles. We distinguish their advantages and disadvantages and also consider the limitations of using them. The prospects of solving the last mile delivery problem in logistics and retail are described.