How Technology is Helping Logistics Managers Overcome Their Biggest Challenges
Logistics managers face a host of challenges that can eat away at efficiency and diminish returns. In order to overcome the most costly and complex obstacles to optimal operations, high-performing logistics companies rely on emerging software, predictive analytics, and augmented intelligence.
Complex Regulatory Compliance Issues
Transportation and logistics regulations can vary from one zip code to the next, and for global operations, regulatory compliance becomes even more complex. To make matters more complicated for logistics managers, the modern regulatory framework is in a state of constant flux, making compliance more challenging. Pioneering new software solutions allow logistics managers to monitor regulatory changes in real time, automate compliance efforts, and optimize your supply chain audit program.
Shifting Customer Expectations
Customer expectations have shifted dramatically with the emergence of new technologies that simplify the customization of services and products. The growing demand for personalization of services creates a burden on logistics management to offer custom tailored client packaging and prices. Fortunately, the technology that has created these inflated expectations is capable of meeting them. Predictive analytics software and intelligent customer service via AI equip logistics managers to satisfy segmented customer demands without putting a strain on budgets or operations.
In order to maintain regulatory compliance, satisfy customer demands, and coordinate operations, logistics managers must tangle with mountains of data. From managing inventory to assessing global trends, custom software solutions improve data transparency while predicting potential problems and optimizing operations. Predictive analytics and machine learning are capable of detecting patterns in data that even experts might miss, allowing logistics managers to fully utilize the data available to them.
Rising Transportation Costs
As fuel and labor costs rise, logistics managers are faced with finding innovative ways to increase the efficiency of their transportation operations. Through augmented supply chain analytics, logistics companies can more accurately measure and improve the performance of vehicles, streamline routes and deliveries, and eliminate costly gridlock.
The drivers, staff, and contractors employed by logistics companies are generally spread out geographically, making management more challenging than other industries. Last minute changes to routes create further complications. A customized workforce management software solution offers logistics companies the ability to easily manage schedules and routes while making real-time changes that can be coordinated among distant branches immediately.
Antares creates technologies that solve supply chain challenges
Logistics companies that invest in custom software are already leading their industry, and the software experts at Antares are helping. By developing software to the exact specifications of logistics companies, we equip managers to provide customized client pricing and packaging options; confront complex regulations; meet customer expectations; and deftly manage a decentralized workforce effectively and efficiently.
To learn more about how custom software is meeting the challenges of the supply chain industry, contact our software specialists today.