Tag: supply chain management

Significance of Digital Technology for Logistics Start Ups In 2017

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”

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Next Technology Innovation for the Logistics Industry

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”

Technologies That You Should be using to Simplify Your Supply Chain Management

Technology is shaking up the world of business and business owners are moving up and down to adopt new technological solutions that will enable them to remain competitive. Just like in other business sectors, managing the complex supply chain the manual way is no longer viable.

This is because, in order to remain competitive and productive, businesses need to speed up their processes, operate efficiently, have control over their inventory and reduce operational costs. Continue reading “Technologies That You Should be using to Simplify Your Supply Chain Management”

The role of fleet management systems

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”