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.
It is time our industry stopped chasing Uberization and created an Airbnb model. In trucking, Uberization is still transactional brokerage. There are key differences in the personal transport versus the freight market. What we need is a pay-per-day model that allows for short-term dedicated capacity, rather than long term dedicated contracts.
Reduce your logistics management costs and increase overall efficiency by tracking drivers and their behavior in real-time. Industries, especially those with sensitive cargo and shipments, focus on tracking the behavior of their drivers to ensure service level agreement (SLA) compliance.
The Phase 2 (Mandatory Implementation) of ELDs began on the 18th of Dec 2017. US Department of Transport is mandating that drivers be on duty for a fixed set of hours (60 hours in 7 days, or 70 hours in 8 days; based on the breaks taken in between). There are multiple constraints was total hours of driving.
In a logistically efficient utopia, your company would be able to fulfill all client and customer desires up to perfection while delivering the complete set of created value right from the ideation to execution. Transportation management system, handled through new-age tracking and analytics, can boost your market share and customer retention within a single quarter.
Technology can be the springboard for your resource planning. You can use schedule planning and routing software to automate logistics movement in your company. Such solutions have the potential to bring down logistics and transportation costs, whether owned or leased. Efficient fleet management can boost your resource utilization, productivity, and profitability.
Remember the viral video of Travis Kalanick from earlier this year where he is berating an Uber driver to take ownership of his own problem. Well we all know that video as the start of the derailment of Uber’s public relations. It’s easy to now imagine the company as being self-centered and culturally egoistic.
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.
According to NOVONOUS, “Indian logistic industry presently is of whooping $300 billion” and “will grow at 1.5–2 times the GDP” suggests Empirical Evidence. The influx of startups like mushroom surfacing the e-commerce array has added to the accelerated growth.