Logistics & Transportation

IoT, LTL Freight, analytics, artificial intelligence

LTL carriers provide services for shipments that are too large to be sent as parcel but too small to fill an entire truckload, thus making it a complex shipping method. Less-than-Truckload might not be as widely used as Full Truckload, but it remains as one of the intrinsic option in the array of freight services. The LTL freight rate is complicated and driven by many variables, some internal variables like – shipment weight, density, NMFC classification, distance, base rates, FAK, accessorials etc. and some external variables like – route optimization, Fuel charges, labor and evolving government policies like ELD Mandates etc, making it only harder to keep the margins competitive.

In the face of growing competition in marketplace the carriers are turning to the last mile delivery market, which ensures influx of business but the expectations of end-users to receive the shipment in time, without damage and with no extra cost can become quite daunting challenge in itself.

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Getting real about ELD Mandate

ELD Mandate 3 month grace period is over and on April 1st of 2018, Phase 2 has been commissioned. Here are some of the frequently asked questions around ELD that DreamOrbit has tried to answer. DreamOrbit is a solution development service company, where a team of 301 members are dedicated to digitizing, connecting and transforming the world’s many Logistics and Freight technologies.

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How connected logistics and connected warehouse can bring digital transformation in the entire supply chain.

Connected Logistics and Warehousing

We have heard about Connected Trucking, but what about connected warehousing? There are many moving parts in supply chain operations that are completely disconnected from the logistics technology but have a huge potential if connected. The labor shortage isn’t going away any time soon, the cost of crude oil per barrel isn’t coming down any time soon either and we can count on every logistics job turning into an express service due to rigorous customer demands. Here is an insider’s scoop from DreamOrbit, where a team of 301 members dedicated to digitizing, connecting and transforming world’s many Logistics and Freight companies.

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On Earth Day – Logistics Sustainability is need of the hour and how technology can help?

In 1962, Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring published the case study on how the overuse of this pesticide was polluting rivers and bringing birds like bald eagle on a brink of extinction. Earth day was first created 48 years ago in 1970, after a decade of social activism to save the Earth from modern human activities.

Today, millions of people take part in Earth day. It has exploded into an international day of attention and activism dedicated to protecting the environment. And endorsing Logistics Sustainability is a facet of the very same activism that we see as our responsibility at DreamOrbit. Our message this year is to promote IoT based Logistics Sustainability Software Solutions that will help socially conscious companies to achieve these goals. Here are 3 tips that can kick start your Sustainability strategy –

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4 EDI solutions benefits which make them best bet for shippers

In a recent study by the University of Tennessee, electronic connectivity attained with B2Bi services have helped organizations to do better business. 69% of the surveyed accepted that they are able to respond quicker and faster for the client change requests. This helps in creating a huge difference for the client. Better and faster communication with third party vendors automatically culminates into higher customer satisfaction in the logistics industry. Therefore, organizations have been keen on implementing electronic communication solutions within their organizations. EDI solutions have remained one of the first preferences of the shippers. We have been able to figure out that how EDI solutions have been able to pass the test of time and are still considered as one of the essential communication software for the logistics and transportation industry.

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Essential Transport Planning Software Features for a Digital Supply Chain

transport planning software

Supply chain solution can be overwhelming at times. There are multiple factors playing crucial roles at once. The dynamic factors affecting the operations are even higher. This means that having a strong and dependable transport planning software is almost inevitable. But just like other industry factors, the pace at which transport planning software are changing is also high. Therefore, rather than aping the trends of today, transporters need to keenly observe the trends of future. This helps them to become the pioneer in the new age transportation and logistics industry. On the same lines, MHI’s 2017 survey for next generation supply chain revealed that 80% of the industry believes that digital supply chain will be the essential requirement in the next 5 years.

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How transportation scheduling software impacts Fuel economy

transportation scheduling software

Transportation scheduling software can add much more value than an operations tool if employed strategically by the logistics companies. One of the main reasons for the transportation companies not being able to tap into the full potential of advanced transportation scheduling software is a lack of clear understanding about the prospective benefits. One of the most attractive and worthy benefits of investing in a good transportation scheduling software is observed in improving fuel economy. But again, to achieve an improved fuel economy, the logistics company really needs to focus on the constituent goals which combinedly helps in achieving the end goal. Transportation scheduling software can definitely help in the process afterward, but to select and implement right transportation scheduling software, a clarity of the end goals is irreplaceable.

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Changing Freight software selection parameters are indicating new Logistics trends

Freight software

While the “Digitization wave” for freight software seems to be riding the immediate benefits of improved efficiency for logistics companies, it is much more than that. Digitization of freight software is going to have its long lasting impact on logistics industry due to which industry leaders are acknowledging its relevance in current times. We can safely say that while Digitization can be the path or tool with the help of which logistics industry is gearing up to become more future-ready, the real objective is far different. It is more about developing freight software which can be the foundation of a more customer centric future. In other words, it is not only about being future-ready, it is about creating a user centric future.

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How Transportation Scheduling Software adds value in logistics?

How Transportation Scheduling Software adds value in logistics

Transportation scheduling software is replacing the conventional roles of schedulers who used to manually schedule the freight delivery trips in the logistics companies. Apart from the modern developments, every disruptive move has a core motive of addressing the inefficiencies or challenges present in the system. This is majorly done with the help of process oriented improvements and technology advancements. But there is another important factor which is backing the inclusion of sophisticated and customizable transportation scheduling software into the logistics industry. That is the need to achieve environmental sustainability and resource efficiency in logistics operations. Let’s dive in detail why this is becoming a growing need for the transporters.

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Software for truck drivers advancing transportation with ePOD

Software for truck drivers

One of the strongest sentiment which is gripping the transportation and logistics industry for a while is to go digital. In an effort to make transportation more connected and automated, problem solvers are looking out to integrate the units of the supply chain which is still not directly connected with the process digitally. Reinventing software for truck drivers is a step in the same direction. Truck drivers constitute as the most important entity in the transportation cycle which facilitates the delivery in the last mile. But we tend to often neglect the problems plaguing this segment resulting in less than the optimum efficiency of the complete supply chain. The industry is pivoting itself to change the scenario with focussing on needed regulations. It is also implementing the regulations which ensure that the needed software for truck drivers takes place in the mainstream and are given equal importance to the other software solutions used in the supply chain. One of the biggest changes which are making a positive impact on the driver efficiency is enablement of ePOD by the organizations.

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