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Automating Logistics

How Does Your Next Flight Out Provider Notify You?

For years the status quo of the logistics industry has been compiled of many large Freight Forwarders who excel at one specific sector or another. Through tribal knowledge of knowing popular flight options, reliable service partners, and knowing what routing worked on the previous shipment, they have built the playbook of logistics world. However, in today’s world, the status quo is not enough.

How To Improve Your Time-Critical Supply Chain

A critical component of any successful business depends on its ability to source and transport services or products. Guaranteeing a customer, the precise moment a product will arrive is crucial to customer success. Since spontaneously filling out orders is not practical, organizations will need to focus on two key areas to enhance their values: real-time visibility and improved velocity of delivery. Organizations that offer their customers frequent and accurate status updates on their shipments will continue into the future.

IATA World Cargo Symposium: Building Better Communication In Logistics

You request a ride through your favorite ridesharing app. Do you close your eyes and hope that your driver arrives in 7 minutes, or do you pull up your app to watch them move down the street? Maybe you check it once, twice, three or four times. Do you even put your phone down? Now you’re obsessive, its a car, it will get there, and when it does, you’ll be alive, and well, at worst you’ll have lost 4 minutes.

'Call The Ball' How is Your Logistics Communication?

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to listen to the succinct communication between carrier operations and the aircraft in flight, it’s quite an experience. When a fighter jet is on approach and “in the groove” (i.e., 15-18 seconds to touchdown) to an aircraft carrier the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) onboard will say to the approaching aircraft, “Call the ball.”

Do you have visibility into your shipment's location?

The vast majority of Internet surveys surrounding supply chain and logistics report that visibility is an essential aspect for stakeholders. However, we continue to accept the industry’s antiquated response to our most crucial need. Even in the most time critical logistics situations (next flight out and on-demand), shippers endure the fact the vast majority of forwarders only provide two data points: when the shipment is picked up and when it has been delivered. This might be acceptable if the delivery is on time (and if it’s the 90s). But, what happens during transport? And, what about the stakeholders who need visibility into their shipment during transit?

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