Logistics & Transportation

Transport software to focus on developing an Omnichannel Supply Chain

Transport software

It is an era where the purchasing behaviour of consumers is going through a drastic change in the lieu of transition from in-store to online e-commerce. This leaves the manufacturers confused for choosing between multichannel transport software or omnichannel transport software. Retailers, for being the one who is bound to keep up with any consumer behaviour change, are still unsure about the type of supply chain which will be more fruitful for the future. We tried to find the correct answer in the facts and figures to know which type of transport software are going to rule in the future. Interestingly, the consumer purchase trends can be broadly classified under 3 segments of millennials, GenX, and seniors(this includes senior citizens as well as baby boomers). It goes unsaid that the current trends for Millennials and GenX are predicted to turn into the trends for senior consumer segment down the line in a decade or two. This means that the trends from this segment will be pivotal in deciding the nature of future transport software.

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Transport management system are going green in 2017

Transport management system

22% of the US based companies maintain a supplier sustainability scorecard, another 23% are developing one. One may wonder why are companies focusing on the sustainability of their supply chain? We will be covering that in the latter part of this blog but the shorter reason is benefits which come with a “Green” Transport Management System. The logistics and transportation industry is increasingly focussing on getting more efficient on board. But the incentivization provided by the government as well as long-term returns have also made them look into solutions which are able to contribute in maintaining low carbon emissions and minimize their carbon footprint.

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Connected Vehicle Management System redefining logistics industry with IOT

Connected Vehicle Management System redefining logistics industry with IOT

Connected vehicle management system is steadily becoming one of the most sought after fleet management solutions in 2017. The studies conducted as recently as 2015 has been able to re-establish the factors which prove a connected vehicle management system as an important influence in achieving a super efficient supply chain. The impact produced by connected vehicle management system in terms of have been quantified to understand the scope of improvements. As concluded in the mentioned study, 67% of the connected fleets have observed improvement in the driver safety behaviour. This can make a tremendous difference in the observed road casualties every year by transportation and logistics industry. Similar positive improvements are observed for vehicle and driver efficiency parameters which have led us to discuss the utility of connected vehicle management system in detail.

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5 Key Vehicle Maintenance Software insights for Preventive Maintenance

Vehicle maintenance software

 

Vehicle maintenance software is becoming increasingly dependent on preventive maintenance technology. While the reasons for this inclination includes higher ROI generated and more efficient maintenance cycles, preventive maintenance comes with a lot of added benefits. Earlier vehicle maintenance software was regarded as the scheduling software which was used with aim of ensuring periodic maintenance for the fleet. With the advent and inclusion of competitive data analysis in the logistics and transportation field, the quest for improvisation of fleet management process begun. Vehicle maintenance process being an integral part of the fleet management cannot remain unaffected by these developments for long and hence started to embrace profitable maintenance model of preventive maintenance which is based on the competitive data analysis.

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How freight software benefits from E-invoicing

Freight Software

Freight software is revolutionizing faster than ever before. With optimistic projections for freight market in the coming years, logistics and transportation company owners are also looking out for more innovative and efficient freight software to become competitive. But, is investing in a new technology is the only way to improve the efficiency of freight company? Maybe there are few small steps which can make a huge difference in freight company productivity. More often than not, we tend to overlook these small initiatives which can create a big difference in the overall productivity of freight software of the company without any huge investment.

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Most useful IOT for logistics application areas in transportation

IOT for logistics

IOT for logistics has a plethora of applications to discover. To not get overwhelmed by the endless opportunities presented by IOT, Logistics solutions providers and 3PLs often start with prioritizing the requirements. The first step involves seeking a solution for the part of the supply chain which has the biggest impact on the overall efficiency of the logistics company. Warehouses and omnichannel transportation units catered by transportation industry present itself as one of the most decisive segments where supply chain process starts. Last mile delivery being the end part, the transportation business owners are trying to embrace IOT for logistics in an inward approach. That means that the most sought out IOT solutions are designed for the warehouses, distribution centers and dispatch process of the supply chain.

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TMS solutions are using voice picking services to improve efficiency

TMS solutions

Voice picking is one of those revolutionary technologies which is changing the way logistics transportation functions from the employee’s perspective. Most of the times when there is an improvement in the business processes with the help of TMS solutions, it is to become more efficient. We often forget the role of the human resources involved in this quest which can contribute to a greater extent in making the supply chain more productive given that they have equally capable resources. TMS solutions are used at multiple layers in the supply chain and technologies like voice picking make their adoption more feasible for the employees working at different levels of supply chain.

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IOT solutions helping the retail sector in 2017

IOT Solutions

Retailers are showing a greater interest in the cutting edge IOT solutions for business owing to the greater challenges produced by the volatile market nature. With more savvy technologies and business processes based on IOT solutions taking up the space in transportation and logistics market, retailers are also lining up to know which IOT solutions can be beneficial for their part of the job which involves primarily inventory management and dispatch. This means that a majority of the tasks where retailers function involves tracking monitoring and managing huge amount of freight which can become overwhelming at the time in absence of right support. We are figuring out the needed push generated by the IOT solutions for the retailers by closing the gap between them and the challenges faced in the market.

 

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Top regulations which are going to affect freight broker software solutions in 2017

Top regulations which are going to affect freight broker software solutions in 2017

Freight brokers need to work in challenging environment. Right from winning the confidence of the shippers to providing carriers profitable deal every time, they need to prove their utility for the system. Since there are often voices from disgruntled shippers who really want to eliminate the middleman role of the freight brokers and work directly with the carriers. This may seem easy as you read it but works in a far more complicated way in the real scenario. Scheduling, fixing the spot rates and understanding the right carrier to transfer a shipment are the most basic traits that the freight broker needs to master. To achieve this, getting some help from technology never hurts which comes in the form of freight broker software. These freight broker software also evolve with the changing needs of the industry and also have to incorporate the new regulations proposed by the authorities to ensure safe transportation. We are discussing the major regulations of 2017 which are going to have an impact on freight broker software in the future.

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Logistics is looking at a robotic future for transport software solutions

Logistics is looking at a robotic future for transport software solutions

When you got thousand of vacancies remaining to be filled every year since the past few decade, you realize that you are in some deep labor crunch. This is the case with the logistics industry across the globe. We are struggling to fill in the crucial job roles in the logistics industry with a dedicated workforce who can handle the pressure. Since the influx of more working population into the industry is not becoming as feasible in the near future as it should be, we are looking out for more options. With robotic solutions taking the world by storm and predictions of competitive robotic solutions becoming a norm by 2027, the answers seems to be coming up in the form of robots for the workforce crunch issues.

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