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Central hub/last mile depot

The Centre of Your Distribution Strategy

Central Hub/Last Mile Depot is a goods distribution model that serves as a central distribution node. This node acts as a logistics hub, optimising a company’s transportation flow and minimising distribution costs.

The Central Hub/Last Mile Depot model helps optimise distribution to reduce your shipping costs

The central hub is a centralized sorting facility where parcels are sorted and distributed. The last mile depot is where parcels are delivered to consumers. These two pieces are strategically allocated in a combined system to allow for efficient long-distance shipping delivery routes.

By centralising the storage and transportation of inventory in a central facility from which goods are distributed to multiple regional warehouses when required, the Central Hub/Last Mile Depot model optimises truck loading and thus, transportation, as orders are consolidated and dispatched with routes optimised to decrease shipping costs.

  • Achieve faster delivery speeds and cost efficiencies
  • Save time and increase your bottom line
  • Enable two-day, one-day, and even same-day delivery
  • Provide a superior customer experience
  • Efficiently allocate staff and resources to meet increasing order volumes
  • Reduce emissions and achieve sustainability goals

Reduce last mile delivery challenges to improve performance and drive profitability

FORTNA’s central hub and last mile depot solutions allow companies to fast-track same-day deliveries by streamlining the final piece of your shipping and delivery process.

By arming your distribution operations with a central warehouse that’s used to catering various destinations – whether that’s customers, stores or other smaller warehouses – central hub and last mile depot solutions play an important part in supply chain strategy, helping you minimise your overall transportation costs.

The FORTNA Last Mile Solution Centre

When managing inbound and outbound processes, the impact of a last mile depot extends beyond enhancing the efficiency of a parcel operation within the final delivery segment; it has a profound implication for the entire network.

With robust expertise and an installed base of hundreds of automated systems in last-mile logistics, the FORTNA Last Mile Solution Center is fully committed to creating value in last mile depot operations. The FORTNA Last Mile Solution Centre will help analyse the individual depot and understand the impact of each depot within the network, as well as its influence on regional and major hubs upstream, to design and implement best-fit solutions to gain efficiency, reduce costs in operations and enhance the quality of service.

Achieve unprecedented benefits from the Central Hub/Last Mile Depot model

By integrating the FORTNA Central Hub/Last Mile Depot model into your distribution operations, you can help your warehouse improve transportation productivity and simplify the shipping process, all while boosting your inventory traceability and achieving efficient inventory control.

The result: lower transportation costs and a superior delivery experience for customers.

Client Success Case Study

One of the largest and most technologically advanced hub-road in Europe, with a capacity that positions the customer at best for the future growth. A complete automated solution that further improves reliability and quality service to final customer.

The parcel hub is provided with an interconnected flow, and it can handle and sort regular parcels, irregular items, and small packages. The state-of-the art technology together with the intelligent operational process management helped to drive improvements in performance, labour, and environment.

The FORTNA difference optimises transportation flow and minimises distribution costs with our central hub and last mile depot solutions

It all starts with strategy

We take a holistic approach to distribution strategy, considering upstream/downstream impacts on an entire network of operations.

Design rooted in data science

Scientifically proven proprietary modelling tools and algorithms allow us to design for maximum efficiency and outcomes.


Best-fit solutions with unique technology selection

Our deep bench of experts selects appropriate and best-fit technologies that optimise your solution. The result is a comprehensive, flexible solution that delivers exemplary business results.

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