Deliv Appoints Amazon’s Michael Hart to VP of Logistics
Last mile logistics and supply chain veteran will lead advancements in same day delivery service, helping to level the retail battlefield
Palo Alto, CA – May 1, 2013 – Deliv, the same day, low cost delivery service that partners directly with large retailers and leverages a crowdsourced community of drivers, today announced the appointment of Michael Hart to VP of Logistics.
Deliv recruited Hart from Amazon where he played a major role within the last mile delivery group. He brings more than 15 years of progressive supply chain and logistics operation experience to Deliv, including operational and managerial roles at FedEx, Skyway Freight, APX Logistics and Newgistics, where he devised and facilitated roll outs of major eCommerce-based logistics programs.
Deliv’s differentiated same day delivery service partners directly with large multichannel retailers in the same way UPS and FedEx do by appearing as a same day delivery button at checkout, alongside standard and expedited shipping options. The cost of same day delivery by Deliv is the same or less than any other shipping option a retailer offers. Deliv’s community of crowdsourced drivers, dynamic routing technology and unique visual GPS tracking of all orders ensure superior white glove service for consumers.
“The Deliv crowdsourced model not only disrupts the last mile market, it also has the potential to help businesses optimize their supply chain,” said Hart. “The commoditization of same day shipping enables unit inventory levels to be lowered, so retail store inventory can be reduced and selections increased. These changes translate to improved bottom line performance as well as improved customer experience.”
“Michael Hart is an extremely important strategic hire for us. He’s one of the world’s leading experts in last mile logistics,” said Daphne Carmeli, founder and CEO of Deliv. “We’re thrilled to welcome him on board and look forward to his invaluable guidance as we disrupt the transportation industry and transform local eCommerce.”
Deliv partners with national multichannel retailers to provide low-cost, high quality same day delivery via its quality-controlled fleet of crowdsourced drivers. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and is backed by some of Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firms.