Last mile is a supply chain and transportation management term used to describe the movement of goods from a distribution center to a final destination.
This infographic enlists the top strategies for achieving excellence in last-mile delivery.
The incredible pace of adoption of internet retail and omnichannel is not only changing consumer purchasing behaviour, it is triggering fundamental operational changes for companies.
How do you succeed in this new economy where retailer and wholesalers need to reinvent themselves to compete (or comply) with giants like Walmart and Amazon? You need the right business processes and solutions that will support and scale with your company’s growth.
In the past routing focused on moving drivers from point A to point B. Now businesses have grown to understand that routing affects several aspects of an operation including safety, customer service and ultimately, profitability. Read the article to find out how a sophisticated Route Optimisation solution allows you to leverage your freight network to its utmost potential!
Choosing the right TMS solution can be an extensive process, and there are a number of factors to consider. As one of your business's most important systems, it's critical to weigh all variables to make an educated decision. The solution must have the flexibility to adapt to your unique business complexities and enable you to work creatively to achieve company objectives.
This article enlists the key operational functions a TMS can improve:
Access to information is the driving force of business today. Information allows us to make better strategic plans, educated business decisions, and to forecast more accurately.
The HighJump platform offers custom-designed technology that allows 3PLs to maximise their fleet utilization. This is how:
The rise of eCommerce and increasing demands of its customers has put pressure on warehouse and supply chain leaders to revolutionise their operations. Retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are pushed to broaden offerings and shorten delivery timeframe in order to remain competitive.
By engaging the right cloud supply chain partner, you’ll enable your organization to focus on your business without the burden of servers, networking, database, and other routine maintenance tasks.
The ability to meet customers’ needs all year long is crucial to a business’ success. However, purchasing inventory is a constant risk that companies undertake, as seasonal demands fluctuate and play havoc with stock levels.
In order to prepare for that, a business must carefully and effectively manage its inventory levels observing seasonal variations to avoid storing unnecessary items as well as running out of popular ones, especially if they’re promising next-day or same-day delivery!
Third party logistics (3PL) providers are organizations that offer warehousing, fulfilment and distribution services to businesses in a variety of industries including retail, wholesale and manufacturing. These companies face very unique operational challenges. They need to work as an extension of their customers, whilst keeping full control of their internal systems and processes to ensure maximum efficiency and profitability. They must balance conflicting factors such as cost, flexibility and productivity to sustain the value they offer to their customers.
This article discusses some of the main operational obstacles 3PL businesses face and how a Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) can help with overcoming all of them: