"In real time" is a concept that frequently accompanies logistics services and, at the same time, represents a series of challenges that have forced organizations to acquire new software to respond to this new demand that users demand with the rise of e-commerce. Keep reading and learn about the evolution of these new technological tools that continue to adapt in order to provide a great digital experience.
The logistics industry has gone through challenging moments due to the many obstacles that the pandemic brought with it, and regardless of the new strategies that it has implemented, there is a factor that cannot go unnoticed, on the contrary, it is the tip of the iceberg: we are talking about technology and digitization of processes.
As supply chains overcame one challenge after another, the adoption of technology that simplified tasks and operations remained a compelling need and as well as making better decisions that could translate into long-term business success.
Within this need for operational optimization, real-time visibility became the main axis for problem solving, both for decision makers and for the final consumer so, thanks to this aspect, organizations put to the test its ability to adjust its procedures in order to gain customer loyalty and, at the same time, optimize resources.
Visibility is competitiveness
Based on the results obtained so far, it is clear that predictive logistics continues to gain relevance in this sector, as it highlights the importance of anticipating possible situations that could endanger the operation, as well as the worth of generating an analysis of the data collected to make more accurate and intelligent decisions. In this sense, visibility in the supply chain assumes a primary role because it responds to the need of tracing and monitoring each procedure to increase operational capabilities and anticipate unexpected setbacks.
But how to achieve this capacity without interrupting or endangering the continuity of the organization? It is simple, it is about having adequate and tailored technology, that is, it must be totally scalable and high performance to be able to respond to the needs and particularities of each operation.
According to Gartner's Smart Insights for Real Transportation Visibility and Monitoring Solutions Market, visibility was one of the top three funded supply chain initiatives in 2019 with 46% of logistics leaders indicating it is an investment priority. This firm also points out that end-to-end visibility can result in:
Up to date and regardless of the company's line of business, these priorities and needs prevail in logistics operations, since the optimization of resources continues to be the main axis to mark the future of an organization.
GPS and mobile transport tracking software: the future of logistics
The value of knowing the status of the operation in real time is irreplaceable. Thanks to visibility it is possible to draw routes that indicate a solution to problems that can occur more than once.
It is worth mentioning what happened in 2020: the most important commercial hubs were affected by the restrictions and the increase in cargo in ports, which generated delays in imports and exports. In these critical moments, being able to anticipate these events to draw new routes and avoid bottling and operational expenses became a competitive advantage for those who had technologies such as GPS in their fleets or follow-up softwares in mobile transport to make decisions in real time, a benefit that only visibility can provide.
The truth is that visibility in the supply chain is giving organizations a competitive advantage, but it must go beyond having a complete view of shipments, orders and tracking that offer predictive delivery and receipt dates; this technology advances by leaps and bounds to the point of knowing the behavior of operators and drivers to increase their productivity to monitor their activities in real time.
It is about having innovation in operational and business life, which is essential when we talk about customer loyalty and the efficiency of logistics activity.
Having technology that is capable of offering complete knowledge about the work carried out directly impacts the agility to draw up a plan to strengthen the supply chain in an intelligent way, however, the data should not be taken lightly. It must be reviewed and analyzed to ensure that visibility is complete and to establish parameters that drive the growth of the organization in question.
In this sense, the digital transformation of the supply chain includes everything from the fleet to the inventory to achieve intelligent logistics, and at Icalia Labs we understand the challenge that this statement implies.
Throughout our history, we have learned that an innovation strategy and technology must come together at a specific moment, so we are ready to create digital solutions and change the destiny of our clients, regardless of their line of business.
Our team is made up of experts in technological innovation, and creating tailored solutions is our specialty. We focus on streamlining the operations of organizations and giving them a competitive advantage in the market without putting their operations at risk along the way, since we have highly qualified specialists to evaluate the real software platform that each of our clients deserves and requires.
Enter here to find out about our digital transformation services, and convince yourself that we are the best option. Together we can draw your roadmap towards the long-term success of your business.