To win market share and remain profitable in a growing competitive environment, efficiently managing driver performance and customer service demands is paramount. Here are 5 ways to help ensure you improve performance.
Intelligent AVL provides a Web-based view of real-time information on delivery arrivals at distribution centers or hubs, enabling dispatchers to adapt routes quickly and efficiently according to exceptions.
Integrating a cloud-based logistics software solution is a cost-effective method for improving shipment visibility and reducing operational costs. Shipment management systems offer many benefits to streamline the logistics process and can often be highly tailored to meet the specific needs of a certain business or industry.
More onerous regulations and the desire to improve safety and regulatory compliance are driving increased adoption of telemetry. Implement mobile and on-board computer systems to enable real-time data exchange with the driver.
FMCSA's updated Electronic On-board Recording devices (EOBR) requirements were published in April 2010. Section 395.16 Electronic on-board recording devices examines the technical requirements for electronic on-board recording devices (EOBRs) used to record the driver’s hours of service including GPS data, wireless capabilities, and Hours of Service (HOS) tracking.
Estimate how much money you can save your company annually by decreasing miles/kilometers traveled, minimizing idling and reducing fuel usage. We will also show you how much you can reduce your company’s carbon emissions, enabling a positive impact on the environment.
An overview of why retailers are turning to a comprehensive multi-party solution that spans the entire purchase order to warehouse receipt process that collaboratively brings together all of the parties – retailer, suppliers, 3PLs, transportation services providers, and brokers to simultaneously manage commercial, logistics and customs inbound processes.
FMCSA guide to the 2010 HOS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking including: off-duty period, maximum on-duty within the driving window, limits on consecutive hours of driving, maximum on-duty hours per week, definition of on-duty time, and more information for the transportation industry.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a regulatory proposal that would revise hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers. In this FAQ, FMCSA examines common questions about driving time, breaks, on-duty-limits and other regulatory requirements.
This video recording provides an update on several important cargo security and customs compliance initiatives, such as the Import Security Filing (ISF) and Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program, along with some recommendations for shippers, freight forwarders, and 3PLs on how to create best-in-class cargo security and customs compliance processes.
Service demands involved in delivering to the customer’s home, the “last mile” of the supply chain, contribute to higher costs. This post outlines the necessary steps to deliver customer service efficiently and profitably.
Logistics management & supply chain operations often involve more mobile resources than any other business function while needing to integrate with a wide range of other workforce and business processes.
Logistics organizations desire to have pre-integrated solutions that combine the diversity of communications and wireless mobile technologies. It is essential to ensure that programs are in place to bring together software, hardware and wireless network partners in a unified solution.
A comprehensive MRM solution meets the needs of manufacturers, retailers, distributors and their logistics services providers by managing the entire delivery process, and enabling them to optimize and gain real-time control over their logistics assets and mobile workforce.
When your business is electronically connected to your suppliers, via a collaborative purchase order management software solution, supply chain management becomes a lot less complicated. Descartes Purchase Order Direct™ (Descartes P.O. Direct™) Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a unique combination of technology and information services that can improve the performance of your import supply chain by giving you real-time, continuous visibility into inventory, even before it reaches your warehouse.
Crate and Barrel has implemented 3PL route optimization & delivery performance best practices with real time visibility into the status of its deliveries anywhere in the country. How each route is progressing; how many drivers are on the road; how many deliveries each driver is doing; where their last stop was, and more.
Mobile Resource Management is the process of tracking, planning, dispatching and optimizing the use of assets and people that are involved in the movement of goods. For organizations with delivery fleets, mobile resource management is critical, yet poses some significant challenges.
For many companies the ability to optimize transportation planning and consolidation for shipments is a key part of an efficient logistics operation. Here are four key planning and optimization approaches you should consider for your shipping process.
The benefits of real-time wireless communication for fleet operators are many, from greater visibility for better decision-making, to lower cost of operations. Here are a 9 ways fleet operators can improve service with real-time visibility.
The details of how to plan and execute across private fleet and for-hire operations is complex and requires the combined capabilities of a fully-featured route planning and dispatch solution and a transportation management system.
Understanding and adopting the on-going advances in wireless technology are key for fleet operators especially in managing last mile delivery. This whitepaper will help outline the main advantages of wireless technology as a key to maintaining efficient operations on the road and controlling costs with the ability to access and communicate relevant and timely information.