Start-ups the world over are slowly and steadily changing the way the industry works. By identifying a problem and addressing it through their products and services, they are making a name and gaining an audience for themselves. Start-ups are also not afraid to take a few unconventional routes and take some bold decisions that others would term risky, and this is helping them gain an edge.
The logistics industry too is seeing its fair share of start-ups emerge. They are leveraging technology to solve a problem and are orchestrating innovation in the truck industry to fast gain a market share. From trying new concepts such as truck platooning to solving base-line problems such as allowing shippers to make freight shipping bookings online, they are doing it all and with flair. Continue reading “Significance of Digital Technology for Logistics Start Ups In 2017”
Background of disruption
Uber has disrupted the cab marketplace. It has changed the way people hail cabs. Technology has been a game-changer across industries, and the transportation industry is no different. Owing to the boom in e-commerce, there has been an urgent demand for better utilization of trucks. Some of the barriers that impede the growth of the logistics industry are the lack of using available trucks optimally and charging arbitrarily. Besides, as tracking routes taken by the trucks are not possible, they have no accountability to their logistics companies. Continue reading “Next Technology Innovation for the Logistics Industry”
Back in the day, businesses managed their vehicle fleets by phone. Dispatchers did their best to manually map routes and follow up by telephone. Yes, there was a time before pagers, walkie-talkies, and CB radios, let alone cell phones and global positioning systems (GPS).
But, without revisiting that history, you find yourself in a world full of technology tools able to locate and communicate in real time with widespread fleets of cars, truck, construction equipment, and more. Continue reading “The role of fleet management systems”
It is extremely simple to buy a car in India today. While many people make a beeline for new cars, there is a thriving market for used cars, or second hand cars, as well. These used cars are refurbished before use by the next owner, and they also have the original papers and insurance documents from the owner. Apart from this, it is possible to buy insurance for a second hand car in India. Continue reading “4 things to check before buying a second hand car”
For most retailers, Christmas is an extremely challenging time of the year. Whatever the time of year, retail bosses will have the festive period in mind; making the most of the seasonal opportunities can require considerable planning. Without good Christmas sales, many retailers simply would not be able to survive, so planning ahead is vital. So the distribution challenge is something every retailer and distributor have to face in meeting their business as usual deliverable. Continue reading “Fulfilment services and their utility”
A used forklift is not a purchase to be taken lightly. If a business is buying more than one forklift truck, even more thought needs to go into the decision-making process. There are different used forklifts available so it makes sense to see why it is worth choosing an electric version. Some of the electric trucks run on batteries and this should be kept in mind. Continue reading “Electric Trucks”
There are now more ways than ever to sell your car. You could sell it to a cash for car service, you could sell privately or you could part exchange. When selling privately you are likely to get the best value for money, however there is more effort involved. One of the most difficult things for car sellers to do, especially where they have limited experience, is to settle on an accurate price. Thankfully, whilst the internet makes it easier for sellers to sell their vehicles it also offers another very helpful service, specifically it allows sellers to check their car value using an online car price guide. What are the advantages here? Continue reading “Strategies for Car Sellers”