Technology has enabled us to record, plan, allocate, dispatch, track, validate, and analyze all freight movement from a single dashboard with clear and real-time actionable insights in an easy-to-understand format. This leads to an agile, reactive, and dynamic setup for a company’s transportation management system.
With effective schedules and permanent journey plans for the delivery and field agents, resource movement cost can be reduced while increasing overall resource utilization. Shorter distances traveled with lesser detention leads to higher number of deliveries fulfilled and visits accomplished.
Under-utilized capacity carries a clear cost which adds to the cost-per-unit carried by the resource. It isn’t feasible to run under-utilized resources to fulfill the ever-increasing demand created due to expectations of on-demand, same, or next day deliveries. On-demand and preferred slot delivery (or pick-up) is made more efficient with the use of an auto-allocation engine.
We recently integrated with Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana, and Siri. Now, the manager can simply relax and instruct their personal assistant to fetch the information for them. Almost anyone can use the personal assistant without any hassle. It doesn’t matter if they are tech-savvy.
We saw last mile delivery being used as the key input in all omnichannel strategies. We saw localization in distribution strategies centered around making last mile delivery more effective. We also saw machine learning being implemented successfully in logistics and field workforce planning. These trends would be the greatest influencers in 2018 for logistics and field workforce management.
Our expectations as a customer have increased exponentially thanks to the ever-evolving technology. For example, now we expect our couriers to be delivered to us at our convenient location and time in the most optimum condition. According to Business Insider, “APAC accounted for 40% of global e-commerce sales in Q1 2017”
Brightest Logistics Automation Concepts for Success in Information Technology If you recall, in business history, the industrial revolution built its foundation on a level of automation using machines with assembly line functionalities. It cut down on the labor and time required to create complex products. This was a significant turn of events which led […]
A logistics management software works toward ensuring greater control for the managers over daily ‘logistics solutions’ scenarios. There is still some way to go to achieve total visibility. Here are some product wishes that all Chief Supply Chain Officers would factor in their resolutions.
The life of an operations manager starts with the most tedious task of running behind the drivers to know their availability. But now managers can relax as DMS has an easy to use the feature for drivers to mark their online attendance. Not only this, but drivers can use this interface to accept or reject orders so that the manager has the track of deliveries done by a specific driver on a specific day or hour.