United Parcel Service (UPS) is a leading courier service with one of the best logistics frameworks that helps them successfully deliver more than 20 million packages each day. For increased control and data analytics, the company has incorporated high-performance technology to streamline its package, tracking and delivery system. Here are some tips from the experts.
Would you shut down or own your deliveries? If you’re an upcoming restaurant or a large chain, this thought would have surely crossed your mind- what to do about food delivery? You started a restaurant to serve quality food to your customers but there are more pressing questions now. Especially during the pandemic. In […]
[2021 outlook] Advanced Route Optimisation, Order Scheduling and ETA Calculation, what’s next? 2020 is the year when logistics technology came in the spotlight. The global pandemic taught us how critical it is to have supply chain visibility and automated processes throughout the logistics supply chain. A lot of you in the e-commerce/last-mile delivery/QSR businesses […]
As technology becomes deeply ingrained in the business operations, cloud-based tools lead the charge toward a new and improved fleet management landscape. From automation to IoT to in-fleet GPS tools, technology is the secret sauce to help fleet managers achieve goals across their organization.
Internet of things (IoT) with the latest in machine-learning backed algorithms are the way logistics would be optimized to meet all customer demands and requirements, right from fast shipping, live tracking and notifications, and on-time delivery with optimized final mile movement.
We are now well past the 1st April enforcement date for electronic logging device (ELD) implementation. Now if your trucks are stopped for a roadside inspection, how do you prepare to get through that without any violations? Here’s what you need to know to be violation free.
According to the American Trucking Associations, freight tonnage hauled by trucks would increase by 27% (between 2016 and 2027). With global retail sales to touch $27 trillion by 2020, it just adds to the problems of high volume and restricted resources. Most of these companies would win or lose based on how they optimize their last mile deliveries.
Know where your drivers are at all times. A trucker was lost in snow-covered woods in Oregon for four days when the wrong address was plugged into the GPS. He managed to survive and walk back to more populated areas when his truck got stuck on small roads.
Polar Vortex can disrupt logistics movement pushing up freight rates due to a shortage of trucks and drivers. Shipments may be delayed either due to rerouting away from snow-blocked highways or, being detained due to traffic bottlenecks. Multi-modal transport via railroads and ports are also affected.
Here we are in conversation with Mr. Alok Gautam, the Country Logistics Leader at Dow Chemicals. He is an industry veteran with more than two decades of experience in the Chemicals and Oil & Gas industry. He is celebrated as a change maker and a man of keen intellect driving transformations across the industry.