Increasing challenges constitute a substantial part of a logistics manager’s daily routine. We can never quite emphasise enough how much multitasking is involved in a logistics manager’s role and just how many problems they are expected to deal with daily.
Logistics managers have to deal with a wide range of responsibilities, ranging from the health and safety of employees and other road users to managing fuel costs, creating shortest routes, maximizing fleet capacity load —the list could go on and on… Fleets can be big or small, but they all share similar issues and points of concern; some of which are quite typical for all Logistics Managers. Throughout this blog, I will talk about the most common challenges logistics managers face every day.
Route optimization and fleet management have changed. To be successful at the job it is no longer about just delivering goods. It is about deliverying goods, in the shortest time, at the lowest cost, with the best service quality. Those in the industry are turning to fleet management systems, in order to acheive the goal of keeping the client happy, and standing out from the competition.
In logistics departments, planning; examining procedures and processes to find better ways to positively impact the bottom line of your business can be very challenging. When business is booming, fleet managements are usually forced to react to growth, this means in many cases, squeezing their current resources to meet the new needs. Why not use this time looking for new ways to improve the way you manage your fleets?
Successful warehouse and logistics management leadership is not a result of personality traits or instincts, it has more to do with continuous attempts to optimize processes.
Company budgets for 2016 will be tight. This means you are going to need to squeeze budgets in all departments while maintaining or even improving customer service. While this is not an easy equation to reach, it’s also not impossible, due to transportation management systems (TMS) such as route optimizers.
Fleet tracking services have been a reliable cost-cutting effort for companies of all sizes for years. Fleet tracking systems have been used to reduce fuel costs; extend vehicle life spans; and improve efficiency among drivers. One of the less talked about benefits of fleet tracking, however, is an implicit improvement in customer service, satisfaction and retention.
Some of the words that we commonly hear in meetings are KPI´s, Metrics and Indicators. But I am not so sure if people understand the real significance that they have and how crucial they are for the success of a company.
Los días 30 y 31 de marzo, como parte de su programa de difusión internacional, Drivin participará como expositor en el Home Delivery World 2016 de Atlanta, un encuentro mundial sobre estrategias y tecnologías para optimizar los cumplimientos de productos, entregas y satisfacción al cliente en la cadena de suministro, logística, bodegaje y empresas de transportes.
In 2014, a survey done by BVL International interviewing 62 international supply chain executives as well as over 1800 respondents from the logistics and manufacturing industry found that the top priority for logistics managers was “meeting customer expectations” followed by “on-time delivery”.
A successful CEO knows that a company’s strength doesn’t rely only on its present capacity to deliver goods and services, but on its ability to come back from difficult situations. In the logistics business, it is not uncommon for a logistics manager to have situations such as power shortages, adverse weather, data breaches or third party issues in the rest of the transport network, which cannot only impact their present deliveries but can threaten their future productivity and insurance premiums.