What is intermodal freight transport? Types and advantages

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El transporte intermodal de mercancías desempeña un papel importante en la logística al garantizar el movimiento eficiente de mercancías utilizando una variedad de modos de transporte. En el siguiente artículo veremos su definición, diferencias con el transporte multimodal, características, tipos, ventajas, desventajas y ejemplos para comprender mejor su funcionamiento y beneficios. ¿Qué es el transporte … Read more

What is the Packing List and how to do it correctly?

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En logística, el packing list es el documento básico que acompaña a la entrega de mercancías. Este documento contiene información clara y concisa sobre los productos incluidos en la entrega, sus cantidades y otras especificaciones relevantes. Su importancia radica en su capacidad para facilitar procesos logísticos eficientes y libres de errores que aseguren que tanto los transportistas como los consignatarios reciban y manipulen la carga correctamente. La importancia del packing list en … Read more

What is Integrated Logistics? Objectives and examples

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¿Qué es la logística integral? La logística integral, que surgió como un paradigma revolucionario en la gestión empresarial, ha experimentado un desarrollo notable desde su primera aparición en la década de los 50. Inicialmente centrada en la logística y el transporte, la globalización y la complejidad de las cadenas de suministro han llevado a una clara transición hacia una estrategia integral. La década de los 80 marcó un punto … Read more

What is Picking and Packing in Logistics? Key differences

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¿Qué es el picking y packing en logística? La logística juega un papel fundamental en la eficiencia de las operaciones empresariales, y los dos conceptos clave en este campo son el «picking» y el «packing». El picking y el packing son dos procesos fundamentales en la cadena de suministro y la gestión logística, especialmente en almacenes y centros de distribución. Estos términos se refieren a actividades específicas realizadas para preparar y entregar productos a … Read more

¿Qué es el transporte multimodal y cuál es su importancia?

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El transporte multimodal representa un pilar fundamental de la logística moderna al ofrecer un enfoque integrado al movimiento de mercancías. Su importancia radica en su capacidad para mejorar la eficiencia, reducir costos y mejorar la velocidad de entrega combinando estratégicamente diferentes modos de transporte. ¿Qué es el transporte multimodal? El transporte multimodal se define como la coordinación y utilización de dos o más modos de transporte diferentes en un único contrato de transporte, proporcionando una … Read more

What is a Logistics Operator? Types and characteristics

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Los operadores logísticos se han convertido en un pilar básico para la eficiencia y la competitividad del negocio. Estas figuras importantes proporcionan soluciones especializadas para optimizar y acelerar las líneas y servicios de productos en la gestión efectiva de la cadena de suministro. Exploraremos la definición de operador logístico y las diferentes categorías que existen, destacando su impacto en la eficiencia operativa y la puntualidad en la entrega en el mundo empresarial. ¿Qué es … Read more

What is reverse logistics and what types are there?

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En el mundo de las empresas de distribución nos encontramos muchas veces con preguntas que nos interesan y nos hacen pensar. ¿Qué es la logística inversa? En un entorno donde la logística tradicional gestiona el flujo eficiente de productos desde el origen hasta el cliente final, la logística inversa se mueve en la dirección opuesta a las rutas de carga tradicionales. La integración de un software de logística se ha … Read more

Logistics Software Integrations for Sustainable Success

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En el vertiginoso panorama empresarial actual, la optimización operativa se presenta como un factor crucial para el éxito sostenible. En este contexto, las integraciones de software logístico destacan como una herramienta esencial para potenciar la eficiencia y competitividad de las empresas, estableciendo conexiones fluidas entre sistemas empresariales y desencadenando una serie de beneficios clave. 1. … Read more

7 Answers to your questions about our TMS for carriers

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En el dinámico mundo de la logística, cada detalle cuenta. En Hedyla, entendemos las complejidades a las que los transportistas se enfrentan diariamente, y por eso hemos desarrollado un potente TMS  (Sistema de Gestión de Transporte) para transportistas diseñado para responder a las preguntas más frecuentes de nuestros clientes en el sector de transporte. Asignación … Read more

Hedyla: The modular logistics solution to optimize your business

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En un mundo empresarial en constante evolución, la capacidad de adaptación y flexibilidad son esenciales para mantenerse competitivo. En este contexto, Hedyla se presenta como una solución logística que no solo es modular, sino que también se adapta perfectamente a las necesidades cambiantes de tu empresa. Modular y personalizable Una de las principales ventajas de … Read more

Navigating the perfect storm in the age of digitalization in the large operator industry

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La industria de los grandes operadores se enfrenta a una compleja realidad marcada por la intersección de múltiples factores, como la pandemia de COVID-19, la crisis en Ucrania y la creciente digitalización, entre otros. Estos acontecimientos han dado lugar a lo que algunos llaman una «tormenta perfecta», una situación en la que la incertidumbre y … Read more

Route optimization in healthcare and pharmaceutical logistics: An artificial intelligence-based approach.

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La logística desempeña un papel fundamental en el sector sanitario y farmacéutico, donde la entrega puntual de medicamentos y suministros médicos es crucial. Con el avance de la inteligencia artificial, la combinación de la optimización de rutas dinámicas y estáticas se ha convertido en una solución eficiente para mejorar la eficiencia y la precisión en … Read more

The evolution of logistics from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day

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La evolución de la logística en los últimos 100 años ha sido muy significativa. Ha transformado la manera en que se gestionan las operaciones comerciales y se mueven los bienes en todo el mundo. Principios del siglo XX La logística y el transporte a principios del siglo XX estaban dominados principalmente por medios de transporte … Read more

How packaging and logistics software can become great allies for business improvement

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Logistics and packaging are known to be key elements in the supply chain, especially if their design and management are well optimized for success. As the logistics industry has become more competitive, more solutions have come to market such as logistics software and new packaging designs that make the difference to be more efficient.

That said, what elements do packaging and logistics software have in common to improve the supply chain? How can they be combined to be more efficient and provide better customer service?

The following points will explain how packaging and logistics software can become great allies in improving profitability and customer satisfaction.

Load optimization

Load optimization is one of the key aspects in the improvement of freight transport, as non-optimized planning can lead to loss of profitability due to the costs involved in transport. Both logistics software and packaging play an important role in this improvement.

It is known that one of the most common bad practices is the inappropriate use of larger packaging than necessary, which leads to more space being taken up in the load and has an impact on optimal load planning. Therefore, the application of more packaging types that cover the usual order range is indispensable for optimal load planning.

In addition, properly sized packaging gives a true picture of the capacity of the vehicle fleet, avoiding empty spaces that could be used. As a result, logistics software focused on route optimization and fleet management does a better job of planning the transportation of goods, helping to reduce costs and resources.

Applying sustainability in logistics operations

Nowadays, there is greater awareness on the part of companies regarding the environmental impact generated by the logistics sector, such as waste generation and CO₂ emissions. As a result, innovative solutions have been created in packaging and logistics software that aim to be sustainable.

For example, in the case of packaging, apart from using the right size, the aim is to use recycled and/or biodegradable materials and reduce the use of plastic in packaging in order to generate less waste. On the other hand, logistics software can have built-in modules specialized in emissions control that help calculate the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and make better decisions to reduce them.

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How to manage the logistics of an omnichannel industry

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Las estrategias de gestión omnicanal están a la orden del día, ya que ofrecen una experiencia de compra más completa a través de los canales como las tiendas físicas, tienda online, apps, entre otros. Además de que, según la Confederación Española del Comercio (CEC), más del 50% de los consumidores han visitado tanto canales físicos … Read more

4 ways to deal with stock-outs

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There is no doubt that one of the most difficult and essential processes in all logistics is to maintain "perfect" inventory levels so that the entire distribution and, therefore, supply chain runs smoothly. Among the various factors that can cause stock-outs are external factors that often come unexpectedly, such as transportation strikes.

So, once it happens... What can you do about it? If you want to know the ways in which you can maintain an optimal availability rate and cope with a stock out, take a look!

Assess breakpoints

Once a stockout has occurred, it is advisable to analyze the points that have led to the depletion of safety stock. The main causes are poor sales forecasts and lack of internal and external communication, but external factors such as delayed shipments from suppliers or difficult-to-prevent changes in market trends also play a part.

To do this, you need to communicate with the rest of the staff to understand what happened. In this way, you will get a clearer picture about the causes of the stockout and can start taking action as soon as possible to avoid being out of stock for a longer period of time. 

Establishing a good replenishment policy

If it has been shown that the current replenishment policy is not sufficient to ensure optimal availability rates, it is best to employ the necessary improvements to start stocking the inventory as soon as possible. The measures to be reviewed to avoid stock-outs are as follows:

Inventory forecast

Undoubtedly, not making a good demand forecast is one of the most common causes that leads to stock-outs, especially if there are sudden peaks in demand, even if they are not seasonal. For this, you should study the inventory distribution data to detect its growth and adjust the stock to it with reliable suppliers.

Define rotation type

Along with demand forecasting, it is necessary to analyze how much time the goods spend in the warehouse until they are shipped, particularly if the product needs to be shipped well in advance. It is classified as high, medium and low.

Calcular plazos de entrega

Los plazos de entrega deben de ser los más cortos posibles para poder cubrir la demanda. Para conseguirlo, se debe mantener una comunicación eficaz con los proveedores, informando cualquier incidente presente y asegurando de que los pedidos lleguen a su destino.

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Why is the cold chain so challenging?

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Cada tipo de producto acorde con el sector y las necesidades que posee tiene sus desafíos específicos en el momento de planificar sus rutas y transportarlos.  Uno de los más prominentes son los retos de la cadena de frío, de la cual es necesaria para abastecer y distribuir productos que suelen ser imprescindibles como alimentos … Read more

Logistics KPIs and the importance of analyzing them

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In many professional fields, especially in business, it is of utmost importance to collect data and organize it into performance measures, better known as KPIs. Because you can analyze performance with numbers, either a quantitative or qualitative value, you have clearer information about the progress of your objectives.

It is very important to establish logistics KPIs because they have one of the highest costs along with manufacturing and marketing expenses. This would result in huge losses if they are not properly monitored. This is when we ask ourselves, what are the essential KPIs to accurately measure your logistics objectives?

If you want to learn more about the different areas of logistics where the logistics KPIs cannot be missing in the dashboard, take a look!

Storage

It should be noted that warehousing should not be confused with inventory or stock because these indicators do not indicate the stock itself. KPIs are about analyzing the internal processes that take place in warehouses, such as picking and order preparation.

An example of logistics KPIs used in warehousing is the unit cost of warehousing which calculates their respective expenses. Apart from that, to analyze warehouse performance and productivity there are the KPIs of on-time complete delivery rate and internal cycle time that serve to calculate the time elapsed between the order request and the dispatch of the order itself.

Inventory

This is, of course, one of the most important sections of logistics because it deals with the products themselves and the stock that circulates through the supply chain. In addition to the fact that classifying and sorting the different types of stock is paramount to its proper functioning, so is assigning objectives and their respective logistics KPIs.

For that, the KPIs to be commonly taken into account are the following: Stock Breakage to analyze how many times the inventory has been emptied and what can be improved, Stock Turnover to estimate how many times the inventory needs to be renewed and, of course, inventory costs. It is worth mentioning that a high Inventory Turnover means that profits are being made on sales.

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Do you know how to manage your fleet and get the most out of it with a TMS?

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Fleet management is an arduous and tedious task in which it is easier than we would like to admit to make mistakes and pay for it with poor performance and loss of time and money. For this, there is the option of managing your fleet with a TMS to assist, optimize and automate operations.

However, TMSs are thought to be a product exclusively for large companies with huge fleets because of their sophistication and complexity. But, nothing could be further from the truth, any company that manages its supply chain and operates with a transportation fleet has the need to install a digital control tower for cargo operations.

If you want to know the advantages of managing your fleet with a TMS, take note!

Allows you to organize the company and grow with it

Thanks to the ability of a TMS to collect all the necessary information about your fleet, your customers and your orders, it is now possible to unify all the data in one place. This eliminates the need to go through calls, messages, e-mails and paper documents to check the accuracy of accounts, which wastes too much time and resources.

Therefore, apart from the ease of successful operations, it is also much easier to collect the KPIs applied to your monthly, quarterly and even annual targets and act on them. In addition, thanks to better communication and customer satisfaction, it allows the company to grow and adapt to the volume of demand, because it takes just a few steps to add new vehicles and new hires to the TMS database.

Avoid unnecessary calls

Usually, to carry out the transportation of an order, either to get it to the distribution center or to the end customer, a team member is needed to make the calls to the shipper and the broker to check the availability of the freight and agree on a rate. With this action, too many time and financial resources have already been invested that may result in the freight not being available or not being dealt with by the people involved.

However, the TMS automates this entire process, as the system collects information about the available fleet and sends this data to customers in very few steps and time invested. In this way, time is spent on other tasks and relationships with shippers and intermediaries are improved, and they are eager to return to your services because of their effectiveness.

It is worth noting that shippers are looking for their automated processes to adapt to the automated processes of third parties, as they want to leverage their investment in a TMS and would be burdened by doing business with a logistics operator that does not have one.

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How vacations affect logistics and distribution

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El verano ya está aquí y sin duda, es la época del año en la que la mayoría de la gente tiene y/o decide coger sus vacaciones. Se conocía que tiempo atrás gran parte de las empresas, incluidas con logística, cerraba por descanso del personal durante el mes de agosto, con la excepción de sectores … Read more

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El SIL, feria líder de Logística, Transporte, Intralogística y Supply Chain del sur de Europa, ha vuelto con fuerza a Barcelona. Como eje principal, la feria ha contado con la digitalización e innovación 4.0, la sostenibilidad y el talento. Desde Hedyla no hemos querido dejar pasar la oportunidad para presentar nuestras soluciones para la optimización … Read more

4 warehouse location strategies

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Since the onset of the pandemic, it is clear that there has been considerable growth in the e-commerce sector. As a result, both online retailers and logistics operators have been working to improve and implement all the necessary changes in both warehouse management and last mile distribution. However, large retailers and distribution centers have gone a step further in the location of warehouses.

It is known that 82 logistics parks have been opened in Spain in the last 2 years, which is a remarkable number considering the impact of the e-commerce boom. However, what strategies are companies taking into account to locate their activities in certain logistics centers? If you want to know them, take a look!

Product features

This is one of the most important factors in warehouse location, as the product to be sold or distributed is at the heart of the business model, whether B2B or B2C. However, several components of the goods such as durability, intrinsic stability and manageability must also be taken into account.

Durability is a fundamental aspect when it comes to fresh goods where they are to be consumed soon after purchase such as foodstuffs. While intrinsic stability is a relevant factor for chemical products where mishandling can cause health problems, so they are safer, being stored only at their production plant and points of use. Handling is also an important point for bulk liquids and aggregates because it is not convenient to store them in many places and transfer them until they are already packaged. 

Production capacity

Another aspect to be taken into account in the location of warehouses is the storage capacity, which is in proportion to the amount of manufacturing and/or imports by suppliers. But it is not only a question of focusing on volume, but also of paying attention to other factors such as the degrees of transformation.

The degrees of transformation classify goods on the amount of processing required to become the manufactured product they distribute (which may not necessarily be destined to the final consumer depending on the business model). A product with a low degree of conversion is usually one that needs only to be packaged and/or processed such as fresh goods. While an item with a medium or high degree of modification are those that go through many or many developments and changes to make them suitable for sale such as industrial materials, so it might need several warehouses for the raw materials involved in manufacturing.

Finally, it is known that a distribution network is mainly composed of the following three characteristics of the warehouses: the number, location and types of warehouses. Keeping these aspects in balance in order to be as profitable as possible is not at all simple because of the tedious planning involved, apart from the fact that there are two important factors to take into account: the composition and the distribution in the marketing network.

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3 logistics solutions for the wine sector

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Two years after the beginning of the pandemic, we can confirm that the wine sector is gradually recovering. That is because its consumption is growing to pre-pandemic levels after the presence of really important stock problems derived from the lack of sales and reduction of production due to the pandemic.

On the other hand, we should not overlook the current threats to post-pandemic recovery that also affect the other sectors. From the increase in the price of supplies and their shortage to the political and economic tension caused by the invasion of Ukraine, which have left a difficult panorama for the restoration.

One solution for logistics in the wine sector to cope with the growing demand and cost savings has been digitization and with it, the use of digital tools to improve internal processes. In this case, the planning of e-commerce and in-store distribution routes and the tracking of deliveries through a mobile application have improved the quality of service. The customer is the most important thing and a mistake in delivery can be catastrophic for their confidence and satisfaction.

But let's go a step further and discover the ways in which logistics solutions for the wine industry can help in the supply chain. Here are some of them:

Transportation Management

An essential part of logistics in the wine sector is transportation. We are talking about a product that is sensitive not only to sudden temperature changes but also to the duration of the journey. To this must be added the weight of glass, which in some cases can exceed the maximum authorized weight and the consequent penalty that this entails.

With a transport management system we will be able to optimize not only the specific loads needed but also the routes. All this taking into account the necessary conditions to load wines safely without losing quality. This is undoubtedly one of the most important logistics solutions for the wine industry.

Traceability

Another problem faced by logistics in the wine sector is fraud caused by the lack of traceability of the origin of the products. To validate the quality of the wine, especially if it is a high-priced product distributed in bulk, it is very important to have the location of the components in hand. In this way, apart from fraud, we can avoid excessive costs for the recall of products in the market that are out of our control.

Among the logistics solutions for the wine sector, it is important to implement a warehouse management system or WMS, which has a good identification and coding system. That is because its correct labeling can unequivocally guarantee the origin of the products, particularly if they are high quality wines. Besides that a blockchain system is perfect in traceability. That is because such processes become more transparent for the consumer and more secure for producers thanks to its encrypted blockchain system.

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What are the most sought-after professional profiles in logistics?

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Currently, the logistics and transportation sector is becoming quite relevant due to the growth of e-commerce. In addition to the fact that in Spain it is one of the most important sectors of the economy for having a GDP of 10% and managing more than 500 thousand shipments per year.

Looking at this panorama, it can be stated that it is an industry that employs more than 950,000 people, a very attractive figure for people who wish to start or change their professional career. But, specifically, what are the professional profiles in logistics, and is any specific training required to be able to exercise these professions?

If you are interested in knowing the details of the most in-demand logistics professional profiles, take a look!

Warehouse handler

Undoubtedly, this is the most sought-after profile in the logistics sector. Their tasks are based on assisting in the loading and unloading of trucks, checking and ordering merchandise, controlling the stock of products, preparing them and keeping the warehouse register up to date.

These professional logistics profiles require a minimum of compulsory secondary education. However, there are specialized training courses such as forklift or warehouse handler that help to have a solid foundation for the job performance and improve the curriculum. Not to mention the physical ability to move heavy objects from one place to another. cursos de formación especializados como la de carretillero o la de mozo de almacén que ayuda a tener una base sólida para el desempeño del trabajo y mejoran el currículum. Sin olvidar que se debe poseer la capacidad física para mover objetos pesados de un lugar a otro.

Forklift operator

The second most sought-after profile in the sector is the warehouse foreman. These are people who handle forklifts and are responsible for receiving, placing heavy packages on pallets and preparing orders and packaging.

Despite what the name suggests, the professional is not only focused on a specific task. In the case of forklift operators, they perform other complementary tasks such as reviewing delivery notes. In order to access this position, it is required to have passed the ESO and to undergo forklift training to be able to handle the machinery.

Delivery person

This is probably one of the professional logistics profiles that has gained much relevance in recent years due to the considerable growth of e-commerce. The delivery driver is in charge of getting the goods to their destination, as well as planning the most efficient schedules and routes. This task can be much easier if a route optimizer is used.

In addition to that, he also organizes the merchandise in his van and communicates directly with customers, having a certain profile of a salesman. To be able to work as such, you need a type B driver's license, own your own van and have all the documentation in order to be self-employed.

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Keys to understand the rise in fuel prices

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La gran subida del precio del combustible es un hecho, ya que está presente en nuestro día a día, además de preocupante. La mayoría de las personas están comentando por su gran impacto tanto a particulares como a empresas. Pero, ¿cuáles son las causas principales que nos ha llevado a este punto? ¿Qué consecuencias va … Read more

5 ways to optimize your logistics nodes

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Logistics nodes are known to be a fundamental part of all the processes involved in logistics. They range from factories to last mile distribution centers in charge of receiving, storing and managing the entire distribution of goods.

However, these operations are often not optimized. Therefore, the quality of service to customers deteriorates considerably due to delays, reduced shelf life of perishable products, having a product out of stock for a prolonged period of time, among others.

For ways to get the most out of your logistics infrastructure, take a look at the following points:

Design distribution strategies

The company may already have its own distribution strategies for its own network of logistics nodes. However, given the constant changes that can affect all logistics, it may be necessary to update them according to current demands.

Para ello, recopilar la mayor cantidad de datos posibles es esencial para conocer los siguientes pasos que se tienen que dar. De esta manera, se pueden diseñar estrategias eficientes para cubrir las necesidades de la mercancía y la distribución.

Define management indicators

As it is often mentioned, the performance of an activity cannot be evaluated if we do not have key indicators assigned. In the management of a logistics infrastructure, this is no exception and KPIs must also be assigned in all operations to have their monitoring at hand.

It not only serves to measure the performance of merchandise management. It is also very useful for keeping logistics node costs and customer satisfaction in check, especially in the event of complaints and problems with products.

Perform inspection of the infrastructure

The inspection and maintenance of the infrastructure of the logistics nodes is essential both for the safety of the personnel and for the guarantee of the goods. Otherwise it can cause serious accidents in both situations.

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5 solutions for carriers to make their job easier

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One of the most critical moments in logistics is the transport of goods in which we try to operate with the least possible inconveniences to achieve the objectives successfully. Also carriers are a key part of this process with many setbacks, therefore, it is important to find solutions for carriers.

The most common problems drivers encounter are often beyond their control and their main causes are overwork and lack of proper management. If you want to know the keys to help carriers in their delivery and driving management, take note!

Optimize routes

Carriers often work against the clock to get deliveries to loading and unloading centers on time, especially those over long distances. It usually takes a lot of work to organize all the destination points to save time. In addition, both freight managers and carriers have strict work schedules and limits on their vehicles, making organization even more difficult.

Therefore, a route optimizer plays an important role in finding the most efficient route possible taking into account the various constraints and characteristics of the load, the vehicle and the driver himself. That is why it is one of the most useful solutions for carriers.

Communicate in real time

On the road and in cities, many types of mishaps can occur despite a well-defined route and optimized loading. All this work would be in vain if good real-time communication is not maintained.

Thanks to the digitization of the industry, more carrier solutions have been developed that keep staff in touch and can instantly send messages about the status of the delivery. From supply chain delays to traffic restrictions and outages, everyone involved in the process must be informed of any unforeseen events and create strategies to avoid them as much as possible.

Upgrade vehicles

Given the increasing restrictions in cities and on highways regarding the circulation of a certain number and type of vehicles, it is time to consider such solutions for carriers as alternatives that meet the requirements of the environmental label.

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