If there's one thing we learned from our previous next-generation series articles is that a crisis is often a catalyst for long-term change. The pandemic shows how vulnerable the logistics industry is to disruptions. It is now crucial to invest in new technologies and digital solutions that are key to developing more advanced last-mile logistics capabilities.
The logistics industry has become a highly variable market, and a sourcing capacity to meet these increasing demands during these unprecedented times. The rise of e-commerce has accelerated the pace of logistics business and manufacturing and it puts greater demands on logistics services.
"Organizations that pursue their digital vision while measuring sustainability
will have long-term success."
-Cliff Henson, HPE
To adapt to these changes, logistics companies must future-proof their operations and invest in end-to-end logistic solutions that can connect the disparate parts of their business, give delivery transparency, and improve the customer experience. With enterprises now facing challenges due to disruptions, logistics should implement a digital solution for better practices that reduce bottlenecks, increase production speed, and trim costs.
Three Ways to Future-Proof your Logistics Operations
Have a better collaboration across logistics network- One of the keys to having undisrupted operations is to create a common platform to connect and service members of your logistics network. A solution where manufacturers, haulers, retail stores, and other logistics and supply chain partners can easily communicate, collaborate, exchange real-time delivery information, and share insights.
Optimizing and automating delivery operations-Optimizing and automating transport management has become essential for transport and delivery to have a more fluid and omnichannel world. One of the features in delivery automation is route optimization, where dispatchers can analyze and plan routes for drivers within minutes.
Build sustainable customer relationships- Future-proofing the supply chain and logistics requires fostering customer relationships based on trust and mutual benefit. With an integrated system, businesses can monitor real-time delivery updates and closely check delivery incidents that could signify unexpected changes, and respond before a pattern forms and operations are affected.
With this, choosing the right platform can make or break your plans, and this is where Next Generation trackMe comes into play. Next Generation trackMe has different solutions like trackMe Fleet, trackMe Logistics, and the newest solution, trackMe Suite, to help and elevate Logistics needs.
FUTURE PROOFING LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
trackMe Suite is a modular solution supporting the entire supply chain and, logistics in real-time from planning, trip execution, load maximization up to arrival (Last-Mile).
trackMe Suite consists of three (3) primary modules that have different functions and capabilities to optimize the movement of goods on a higher level.
Web Portal : A web-based platform built and designed to manage seamless logistics operations. Developed mainly for visibility with extensive features such as client account creation, setting up a geofence, trip & task monitoring, dashboard, customizable reports, and load maximization.
Trucker App : A dedicated mobile app for haulers wherein they can accept, assign, dispatch, and monitor trips from their clients and customers while having real-time visibility.
Store App : A mobile app designed for the end-user/store to see the full trip visibility-e.g. Location, ETA, and Load inventory of each requested delivery. Through the Store App, the user can confirm the delivery (e-POD) and/or directly report any item issues.
The future of logistics is happening faster than anticipated. It is now time to transform business models and strategies and innovate new solutions that have a future-proof supply chain. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.