The Last Mile Hack is an innovative two-day conference and competition that focus on developing creative solutions to the challenges of the growth in e-commerce. During one magical weekend in May, you will have the opportunity to be part of a community of professionals with the main focus of developing the solutions of tomorrow. Sign up here.
The team that present the best idea will be rewarded with 10.000 SEK.
E-commerce are growing intense and the world are struggling to keep up with the increased pace and how to deliver on the customers wishes. “The Last Mile” is used as a term to describe the last stage in the e-commerce chain, from the distribution hub to the end consumer/final destination.
The transportation of goods are increasing and is estimated to grow with 70 % until 2040 compared to 2012. A strong contribution to this is the strong growth of e-commerce that have created many new possibilities and work opportunities, with Sweden as a hub for the Nordic E-commerce. E-commerce growth is expected to double between 2015-2020, which create a series of challenges for transportation and logistics. In the cities today, system of delivery networks and gas stations have a limited capacity to handle the increased number of goods to deliver.
There is a strong development of technologies and systems that facilitates new possibilities for private and public services. Though, these are often developed from a narrow problem description and lack perspective of larger system and focus on sustainable development.
With this background, there is a need for new innovative and holistic solutions for distribution systems and services that facilitates efficient deliveries in both cities and rural areas.