How to Select a Freight Forwarder Partner

How to Select a Freight Forwarder Partner You want to select a partner to carry out freight forwarding but you do not know where to start. However what you do know is that if you make the wrong choice and the service you receive is poor, it will impact upon your bottom line, and your…

The Power of Big Data in Logistics

The Power of Big Data in Logistics Big data is revolutionising many industries, and logistics is a perfect candidate due to its dynamic and complex nature. There are so many moving parts and opportunities for driving efficiencies such as optimised routing, track and trace, and streamlining factory operations.   Big Data Sources It is likely…

Logistics – Digital Data Entry Is The Future

Logistics – Digital Data Entry Is The Future   Data entry in the logistics industry is a gargantuan task. It requires teams of manual data entry operators who are taking various sources of information, and inputting them to retrieve customer shipment routes, and so on. Very often customers become frustrated as at busy times the…

Don’t Be Left in the Dust – Go Digital

Don’t Be Left in the Dust – Go Digital   You might be looking around and realise that most logistics business have either gone digital, or are on the road to saying goodbye to manual and labour intensive processes. If you have not made the transition yet and want to build a business case for…

RPA Shaking Up Freight Industry

RPA Shaking Up Freight Industry   RPA (robotic process automation) is transforming organisations in many industries. In fact a recent report claimed that 72% of companies will automate processes by 2019. But what is RPA? It uses technology to automate processes with a rule based approach – ultimately creating a virtual workforce. It is beginning…

How IoT is Moving Logistics Forward

How IoT is Moving Logistics Forward The Internet of Things (IoT) has been receiving a lot of airtime in almost every industry. It is a fundamental component of the digital revolution and is inextricably linked to a number of other technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning. However for now we are…

Logistics Trends for 2018

Logistics Trends for 2018 There is unlikely to be much dispute that the logistics industry has lagged behind many others from a technology perspective. There are specific pockets such as freight forwarding where this has quite dramatically been the case. Whereas the likes of Amazon has pushed product supply chains on leaps and bounds. The…

Secrets of High Performing Freight Forwarders

Secrets of High Performing Freight Forwarders When we look at the highest performing freight forwarders there are a number of common traits which seem to drive that success. We are going to take a closer look at the top 5.   Knowledgeable employees Within the logistics market there are a number of complexities relating to…

Should You Move Your Logistics Business to the Cloud?

The majority of modern day logistics businesses use some technology to run their operation – with most still having on-premises implementations. However many are now migrating to the cloud as they recognise the wide range of benefits available to them.   The Many Advantages In an industry where profit margins can be quite tight, cost…