The rise and fall of GraphQL at sennder

We started using GraphQL in the sennder engineering team in late 2016. Three years later, we have decided to stop using it.   Why we chose GraphQL in 2016 When we introduced GraphQL at sennder about three years ago, we had been running into performance problems with our REST API:...

Inefficiencies

Inefficiencies

Shipping products via road freight is the number one solution in Europe. The industry is known for much higher transport demands than there is actual available capacity. It must be clear that no truck on the road should travel empty. However, there are still large inefficiencies, even in optimization focused...

Truck Platooning

Truck Platooning

Ever rising emission standards and the diesel being in discredit, makes it even more important to develop alternative fuel options for the road freight trucking industry and to discover further fuel saving possibilities. One of these technologies that are being tested and refined is « truck platooning ». It is a technology...

Electric Trucks: Disrupting Industries

Electric Trucks: Disrupting Industries

In our ever-warming world, electric vehicles (EVs) are increasingly gaining prominence, and disrupting decade old markets. While the driving force behind innovation in the electronic vehicle market has been the much needed environmental protection, there are significant logistical incentives as well. Industrial leaders are reacting to these advances in surprising...

Using Machine Learning for Tracking in Logistics

Using Machine Learning for Tracking in Logistics

The latest trends of researchers of our generation, data mining and machine learning, have finally gotten the attention of logistics companies and fleet owners. Machine learning algorithms such as neural networks, computer systems configurated around functions of the human brain and nervous system, and support vector machines are generally used...

Amazon Reinventing the Delivery Value Chain

Amazon Reinventing the Delivery Value Chain

There are many ways how logistics companies can ship products to their customers. An exceptional example is Amazon: It builds its own distribution network by breaking down the traditional delivery value chain just to recompose it piece-by-piece to build a tailored distribution network. Parcel delivery companies such as DHL have...