Domino’s pizza is quickly moving from supply chain and experience digitalization to distribution transformation.
This summer, Domino’s in partnership with Starship Technologies , will begin testing autonomous deliver of large pizzas.
Initially scheduled for Hamburg Germany, expansion plans are already in the works for the Netherlands and beyond. Pretty simple extension to experience today…order your pizza via app, messenger, twitter, etc…provide delivery address, pizza gets baked, placed in a small robotic delivery food cart and wait for the notification. Open your door and retrieve your piping hot pizza for the robotics delivery vehicle.
This area of robotic driven logistic’s is literally exploding, and while drones maybe far off from receiving formal licensing approvals, 4 mph ground based robotic delivery vehicles have a chance to drive a complete disruption (some for the better) for local retailers and restaurants.
You can quickly imagine a central platform (think Amazon) that you order through, order is sent to fulfillment center or hopefully a local retailer, order is fulfilled and loaded into autonomous deliver vehicle and it shows up outside your door.
This will be areality this summer (actually already is)