Managing the Workplace Threat Level

Thank you to my partners at Newegg Logistics for supporting my thought-provoking content on their website BLOG. While not the warm and fuzzy content we are normally used to seeing in these types of venues, it is important that we face difficult, cultural issues head-on and not say this could never happen to me or to my company, so I do not need to take action. Also, this is not a political statement on gun control. This is a statement about mitigating the horrendous impact of violence in the American workplace.

Pandemic Driven Change in the Workplace

COVID is driving disruption in the workplace, and parcel carriers and 3PL providers are not immune to that change. Whether driven by management, the employee, or government, the response to the pandemic has forever changed the way we live, work and play. We are entering a period of hypersensitivity in the workplace, especially as it applies to preventing the spread of infectious disease while at work. That hypersensitivity will continue to drive change.

The Drone Delivery Challenge

It was in February of 2014 that Jeff Bezos announced on 60 minutes that Amazon was developing the technology to support a residential drone delivery solution. Fast forward to 2021, and Amazon is still testing residential delivery via drones, while UPS’s focus is on the business delivery. FedEx is also in the game, but to a lesser extent via a partnership with Wing Aviation.

(Q&A) DynoSafe

The home delivery is the most important component of the e-commerce value proposition and we are starting to see that value proposition challenged via efforts to redirect residential deliveries to retail access points for consumer pick-up.