Stuck in traffic? That’s a problem from everyone from a delivery associate to an operations manager or their very customers. Every person understands the unpredictable nature of traffic snarls. We have all been there, “I am late. Stuck in traffic!”. It has become the epidemic of new generation of which we can’t find any cure. But should you ask questions? Is traffic the only reason meetings, appointments, or estimated time of arrivals are delayed?
Every single person or process, which gets in touch with the logistics system, can be recorded as a data point. These data inputs can be turned into insights to better plan for future shipments. The latest updates from a delivery route can be streamlined into the next trip. This means that with each trip, the system would learn something new which can be incorporated for the future.
Distribution is retail has taken a new life post the rise in consumer demand across developing markets. Territorial mapping and analytics has infused the waning sector with vigor and ambition. What seemed liked the peak, turned out to be the tip of the iceberg. With these transformations, retail distribution can finally automate its distribution in terms of planning, execution, and optimization.
Asian retail and e-commerce market has grown leaps and bound in the past year and there is good reason to celebrate. What was once thought to be a red tape wasteland of opportunities, is turning out to be quite the temptress for all major corporations in the world. How did this transformation happen? How did Asian market become the darling of industries such as retail, FMCG, e-commerce, manufacturing, etc.?
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One of the largest Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies in the world increased the on-time deliveries by more than 60% while decreasing their resource cost by 18% and increasing their utilization by 30%. This increased the overall value (return on investment) of each resource to an amazing 58.5%. How did they do this?
The home services (Utilities) management industry has moved leaps and bounds in terms of tech evolution with the adoption of Internet of Things. Connected devices, right from the appliances in your house, to the meters monitoring your usage, the collectors collating the metering information feeding it into the head-end system.
Field service management and logistics management have grown, as an industry, at 18% CAGR. How has this part of the economic world been immune to global market fluctuations? It’s simple. Logistics movement is an integral part of the business model of every company. You have a product or a service, you must take it to the market or bring the customer to your market.
Do you also take a lot of time before finalizing a logistics management solutions provider? Do you wish to check the credibility of their performance, before taking the final call? Finally, do you wish timely and safe product distribution with real time visibility at the least possible cost?
Uber has had been on a topsy-turvy ride in the past few months that could earn it a lead in daily soap-operas such as the Days of Our Lives or All My Children. And now this. Their chief protagonist, Travis Kalanick has stepped down for an indefinite leave of absence. There is going to be a massive restructuring of the board and the vision of the company.