Last Mile Problem
- The last thing to be done to something works/arrives/finishes.
- It's the most inefficient part of the delivery.
- On the telecommunication field, the last mile problem appears when the signal cannot reach more distant places.
- An optical fiber ring may exist in the dense part of a city but doesn't react edges of the city.
- Cable branches must be installed so that the signal arrives in the edge.
- On logistics, the products easily arrive in metropolitan distribution centers, but it's more difficult to reach far or more inaccessible places.
- These places may be small cities or rural areas.
- Maybe there isn't good infrastructure to connect these places to the distribution centers, i.e. there is a river between them and need a ship to deliver the goods.
- How could you define the last mile problem to a 9 years old child?
- Besides telecommunications and logistics, which fields also have the last mile problem?
- Why last mile problem is the least efficient part?
- Which companies you know that overcome the last mile problem? Was it a competitive advantage?
- Wikipedia. Last Mile
- Adam Hayes. Last Mile
- Stigo. The Last Mile — the term, the problem and the odd solutions
Last Mile in a Software Project