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January 2020

The Future of the
Last-Mile Ecosystem

Transition Roadmaps for Public and Private Sector Players

Developed jointly by the World Economic Forum, McKinsey & Company, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Leaseplan, and more than 20 public and private sector partners who contributed related data, expertise, and case studies.  The aim of the advanced analytics-based congestion simulation and quantitative modelling is to inform last-mile ecosystem players’ strategy discussions through a solid fact base, to encourage public-private partnerships and to accelerate the development and implementation of effective interventions. — excerpt from report

January 2018

The Ring Report

Home Security – Smart Technology Protecting Consumers’ Homes

This report presents the research findings from the study commissioned by Ring and produced by Fluent Research.  The study was conducted online with a nationally representative sample of 1,001 homeowners age 18 to 74, who own a smartphone.  In addition, Ring surveyed a separate sample of 100 current users of Ring products.  The data was collected in October and November, 2017. — excerpt from report

This report focussed on unattended parcel theft and was instructive in calling attention to the over $6B in parcel theft – a.k.a. ‘porch piracy’ that affects 20% of US homeowners annually; each losing an average of 2.6 parcels to theft.  Porch piracy is both an organized, and opportunistic crime.