What is one of the worst things that could happen within your environment? Images of fire or flood may first come to mind; but in everyday business terms, what is the cost to your organization if you have people sitting idle? If you are paying your drivers a salary, you pay them whether they are driving or not. If they are not contributing to your bottom line by staying on the road and completing the task for which they were hired, they are merely an unnecessary cost. Why not make better use of their time by implementing a proven logistics management system?
The good news for you is that new logistics management releases hit the market all the time. The bad news for you is that new logistics management releases hit the market all the time. No, you don’t need to re-read that again – the availability of resources is a good thing; the abundance of resources can make it difficult to decide on the best option or make you doubt your implementation decisions. You truly need to have an effective needs identification, research and selection method in place or you will be overwhelmed with the variety of options available to you.
One recent release that may be worth consideration is from MAVES International Software, a provider of software solutions aimed for third party logistics operators. The company just announced the release of their Visible Logistics solution, which combines the advancements that MAVES builds into its multi-client warehouse management systems and transportation management systems functionality. The solution is designed to integrate your warehouse, transportation and financial systems so you have full visibility into every element that can have an effect on your ability to keep your drivers on the road. With this highly visible real-time information, you make changes on-the-fly to be sure your logistics management platform is maximized.
You know how difficult it can be to play the guessing game in your position. It is not something you want to have to do as errors are certain. You want to know what is going on throughout the organization to be sure the processes you have in place will support customer expectations. Your logistics management solution must cater to this need or you will make an investment in a piece of software that simply takes up room on your server and your network. Instead, take advantage of a logistics management platform that leverages core business intelligence captured with other systems you have in place. This full integration enables you to take full advantage of all solutions to gain the most value.
It is important to have a process in place that maximizes your drivers’ time, while also keeping them organized and working at a comfortable pace. At the same time, you have to be able to meet customer expectations. With the right logistics management solution in place, you can be sure you can meet expectations on both levels. After all, without satisfied customers, you won’t have a need for drivers.