The 1ShiftLogistics platform enables an ecosystem of shippers, 3PLs, carriers and truckers to contract loads, track shipments in real-time, proactively manage jeopardies for on-time delivery, and pay for shipments improving end-to-end efficiency.
Shippers/brokers can manage their shipments end to end and gain valuable insights into their shipment issues in real-time, provide their customers with a white-glove concierge service, and get a system generated notices at pick-up/drop-off with the platforms geo-fence features.
The 1ShiftLogistics IOT device offers the ability to capture GPS, temperature, humidity, tilt, light (capture when a door is open), and much more. This also includes a full offline mode to record data for a long period of time while there is no connectivity to a network.
This is driven by the “Amazon effect” and is valid for any organization, regardless of size, geography or industry. It is applicable across all regions with North America and Europe leading the adoption.
These solutions began being predominantly focused on domestic road requirements. Visibility is a core part of logistics and transportation technology and plays a complementary function to transportation management, warehouse management, yard management and fleet management.
Key features of Real-time transportation visibility platforms (RTTVPs) combine a strong carrier network with real-time tracking of shipments, analytics and reporting as well as integration to core business systems. They provide a multitude of benefits in the areas of customer service, carrier management and transportation processes, enabling higher service levels and/or order fulfilment rates and efficiency gains for all (e.g., brand owners, logistic service providers and carriers). These solutions provide the parties with location and condition monitoring and provide capabilities such as: Real-time tracking, Status updates, Exception management, ETA calculation, Analytics and reporting Business system integration
To get a better insight into the industry, we decided to speak to and send out a survey to all small, medium and large operators.
Q: What are your most important, supply chain initiatives for 2019?
Here are the results
Overall challenges and trends that the transportation market experiences include:
Increased demand into real-time insights of orders and shipments to overcome internal and external inefficiencies.
Insights requested from all stakeholders involved in supply chain operations, independent of type, size and geography.
Shortage of transportation capacity or difficulties securing that capacity. Decreased tender acceptance rates from contracted carriers.
Aside from solution providers, logistic service providers are also developing their own visibility tools and marketing them as differentiating capabilities.
Technology solutions being positioned as competitive differentiators.
The growing last-mile delivery market is impacting the need for better visibility. Continued investment from private equity into this area bringing new vendors to the market and allowing existing vendors to expand their footprints.
In addressing those trends, solution providers are enhancing their offerings through:
Moving from domestic road transportation insights into multimode insights along the extended value chain.
Expanding regional coverage (one region to multiregion)
Partnering with other types of networks for enhanced data capture (aka “network of networks”) Multichannel integration to allow any format or method. Partnerships with planning and executional transportation systems and fleet management systems (e.g., TMS, VRS, YMS)
Expansion of capabilities into predictive capacity solutions, dynamic appointment scheduling.
The pain of manual processing, phone calls, endless paper trails, and lack of visibility into shipment status is leaving many supply chain participants starving for process and technology improvements to manage their bottom line and grow their business.
Have extensive overhead of manual routing and dispatch?
Have trouble pin-pointing inefficiencies in your supply chain?
Have low or no visibility in where spoilage or breakage occurred in your freight?
Have gaps in your freight visibility?
Pay late fees without sufficient proof?
Have customers consistently calling you for shipment updates?
Automate & optimize routing & dispatch
Eliminate the overhead of manual routing and dispatch with a Route Optimizing algorithm.
See where inefficiencies & issues are happening
Pinpoint inefficiencies in supply chain operations with a intuitive Dashboard.
Receive automatic notifications when Shipment are at risk
With the 1SHIFT IOT device, it is possible to gain complete visibility & be alerted about temperature/humidity fluctuations.
Track & see everything in realtime
Zero gaps in your freight visibility. See exceptions in real-time.
Eliminate paperwork dispute & claims
Bulletproof audit that accelerates insurance claim payouts and provides data to eliminate late fees.
Create and customise Customer View Tracker
Give customers complete visibility into their shipments.
Geo-Fencing for Smart Alerts
Block-Chain for Documents
GPS for Visibility