Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Spring 2023


In the United States, the last-mile logistics infrastructure is less developed, with fewer delivery services and less efficient delivery methods. China has adopted more advanced technologies such as drones and robots for last-mile delivery, while the United States has lagged behind in this area (Zhang and Zhang, 2020). Finally, in terms of delivery methods, China has adopted more efficient methods such as same-day delivery and express delivery, while the United States has been relatively slow to adopt these methods, with many retailers still relying on traditional delivery methods like ground shipping. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of e-commerce and delivery services in the United States, and there has been a recent surge in demand for same-day and express delivery options to meet the changing needs of consumers. (Zhang and Zhang, 2020). This research will use the grounded theory approach to analyze the last-mile logistics in China and the United States, drawing on the expertise of the supply chain industry. This study will also identify patterns and potential areas of growth in both China and the United States.