Enforced sitting-at-home

Package tracking details from delivery company's online tracking

The record shows an example of highly-efficient overnight distribution from one of our leading delivery companies.

So why is the last leg still so inefficient that it has to keep me sitting at home all day to take delivery? We had the technology to track a delivery van and display it on a map in real time 20 years ago[1]. Surely it shouldn’t be beyond the likes of DHL to make that information available over the Web, so I can at least see whether the delivery is far enough off for a quick visit to the shops or market!

[1] Dammit, my own job exactly 20 years ago was developing that technology!

Posted on January 7, 2009, in distribution, rants. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Heh. It’s just arrived. Perfect timing: I’d just got my lunch onto the plate. Now I’m eating cold pasta 😦

  2. Probably the same fool that tried to drive under my scaffolding at the Barn a month or two ago and got stuck (all ‘cos he was too idle to reverse).

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