Every transport logistics chain is different even within the same industry. Each chain is shaped by many different factors, such as the field of operation of the involved parties, location, and the features of transported products. Rarely will you encounter an entity that would be an exact replica of another. Therefore, the solution need to be fitted for the exact purpose by means of data, processes, ways of working, operators, and (information) systems.
It is still very common to do a lot of manual work to find out the status of transportation. This is a reactive and inefficient way of working. Instead, you should monitor the whole transportation network digitally and receive automatic alerts on deviations in your process. This will lead to improved planning of your operations in inbound logistics and better customer experience in outbound logistics.
There are ways to digitalize your transportation network and integrate it to your operations. Once this is in place, it is important to measure the whole, and to verify the success rate. Monitoring the transportation performance is different than reporting the performance. The traditional report-based monitoring – that is, looking in the rearview mirror – is reacting to problems that have already occurred. It is important to detect deviations and problems at an early stage or even before they occur. That is why you need to have the alerting information available immediately once deviations to your metric occur. This way you can take actions to correct your operations and communicate early on to manage expectations. Better responsiveness in transportation logistics management improves the performance of your supply chain, leading to increased customer satisfaction.
Roima’s ROIWalk concept is a cost-efficient, fast way to start developing your logistics operations from the basics up. This only requires one efficient day of collecting data, after which our experts will compile a report providing a description of the current state along with observations, and suggestions for both quick-win initiatives and long-term development. Based on the report, it is easy for the customer to take the needed next steps at their convenience.
By investing in the development of your transport logistics operations, you will face fewer surprises and enjoy improved security provided by better control, benefiting both you and your customers.