ROBUST TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS ARE KEY TO GAINING AND MAINTAINING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN THE TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS INDUSTRY
Did you know that the trucking industry will grow an average of 3% over the next 5 years?
As of August 2017, American Trucking Associations reported that almost $676.2 billion in revenue was generated in 2016 by the transportation industry in the United States. However, a large portion of the market is led by large players such as;
UPS ($61 billion),
Union Pacific ($20 billion), and
Delta Airlines ($10 billion).
The common thread among these large transportation companies is their advanced technology platforms. As a result, the importance of having a robust technology platform cannot be overstated.
ShipTrack, a technology leader in the transportation industry, empowers transportation companies and couriers to ensure fast delivery by focusing on three core areas:
PROPER HANDLING AND CHAIN OF CUSTODY
ShipTrack’s mobile app provides drivers all the information they need at their fingertips. This ranges from the ability to add special comments to turn-by-turn directions. The use of barcode scanning ensures fast accurate, error-free data collection and processing to support workflows. Additionally, ShipTrack provides a digital trail of every exchange of possession that a package goes through. This increases accountability within the supply chain and ensures proper handling of packages, including proper environmental control over packages.
VISIBILITY AND REAL-TIME UPDATES
Without a doubt, all packages must be delivered to the correct location in a timely manner, however in some cases it is absolutely vital that deliveries occur without mistakes. Knowing when something critical, like blood, is arriving with automatic notifications, lets hospitals prepare in advance. Shipments that are time-sensitive require live tracking technology to ensure they are delivered in an efficient and timely fashion. ShipTrack provides increased visibility to everyone involved in the supply chain, and real-time tracking updates benefit your company by ensuring customer satisfaction. Thus, whether a shipment could save a life or simply provide the best possible customer experience, ShipTrack offers the visibility and real-time tracking necessary to set yourself ahead of your competition.
INTEGRATIONS TO EXISTING SYSTEMS
Electronic Data Interchange (known as EDI) reduces dispatch time and therefore increases communication between various locations, customers and consignees. ShipTrack provides an easy to implement solution to many unnecessary mistakes within your company, which can be configured around existing environments. ShipTrack’s user-friendly, intuitive experience decreases training times and allows drivers to be more productive immediately, which results in more productivity within your company.
For a courier company using ShipTrack, operations staff have the necessary chain of custody, integrations and invoicing with automated routing for any delivery. With the ability to send information between systems, each order can be sent to your accounting system and invoiced to your client automatically.
Would you like your piece of the $676.2 billion transportation industry’s pie?