It is an obvious fact that automation of processes (considering any industry) has led towards companies saving big bucks along with the time involved that can be spent on more tasks and most importantly – human intervention being kept at a minimum, while there’s more focusing towards priority tasks.
Think of it this way, the logistics industry comprises of repeated functions. On an average day for a logistics management company, you’ll have:
- Order placements & processing
- Vehicle allocation
- Information exchange (Cargo volume, ETA, etc.)
- Choosing routes
- Transportation of goods (Pickup, Choosing routes, Offloading + Drop off)
- Feedback Allocation
Again, we’re talking about an average day here. There are always customized orders that require its own set of time and special attention.
If even half of the aforementioned tasks are automated, companies save a lot of time, so much that they are able to cater to a larger number of clients instantly. More time equals in accommodating more clients with dedicated staff. The administrative side of freight logistics can be easily automated, with information allocation via online forms this has been made pretty simple.
Speaking of which: did you know that Lorryz has a dedicated logistics management App, catering to both Cargo and Fleet owners? All you have to do is download the App and punch in your details, one of our agents will reach out to you and fulfill your logistic management needs right away!
Second, an interactive website just does the job, potential clients are able to share their details via chat, without having to make the call. The transportation industry has advanced to a greater extent with this as well, everything is on the tip of your hands from booking a vehicle to getting your goods delivered right away, saving them the research to find a reliable transporter and for the company – the time to spend on sales and get leads by investing in online marketing. Time is definitely money.
Furthermore, interactive websites do include tracking shipments for a safer experience, saving clients and drivers the hassle of reaching out via phone, losing mobile minutes, energy and again, time.
Softwares help employees to get the exact information without having any possible mix-ups with the client information and the constant back and forth requiring endless calls for confirmation or any sort of logistics delays also get eradicated. With the involvement of EDI (Electronic Data interchange) which has initiated electronic communication amongst the stakeholders in the supply chain as well as for the client. Just think of the many uses of these systems and the positive effects on the overall quality of processes. It is crucial that each step of the process is carefully analyzed and executed, that’s what makes good logistics management happen!
All of this adds towards the end goal, yes, you got it right – instant transportation.
With there being more automations for repetitive tasks that can be easily replaced with machines, the transportation and logistics industries are able to deliver the end client with more convenience, autonomy through tracing their goods and making the calls for their shipment needs at any given time.
Compared to the traditional methods of transportation and handling logistics, the industry has surely come a long way to handle it more proficiently with digital resources and make instant transportation a reality.
So then, what do you think? Does faster freight transportation make a difference for your business? How so? Share with us your experience on our socials!
To read up on the latest trends in the logistics industry, click here.