7 Apr by Logistics

Logistics automation

Logistics management system

In a post Covid 19 era, it is important for warehousing, logistics, and freight forwarding companies to invest in technology, in order to gear up for the competitive new normal world, where efficiencies in internal processes, cost saving operational models and enhanced customer services will define the growth and survival of companies. Implementing a well thought Logistics Management System should be the need of the hour.

Freight logistics management system

Digital solutions play an important part in this new world, where the deployment of technology with new business models will enable customer acquisition at faster rates. Customer portals, online payment gateways, shared inventory storage, light picking are some examples. 

It is important to choose a freight logistics management software vendor who has expertise in the business models and implementation expertise in the Africa region. As we are aware, solutions built for European and American regions will not be suited for the African continent. Logistics companies in Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya, Botswana have different challenges and the nature of goods and model of transportation also varies.

The digital maturity assessment of your logistics organization will play an important role in crafting the success of your digital initiative. In countries such as Mozambique, the logistics movement happens from Beira port to the rest of the countries. In landlocked countries such as Botswana, the movement is entirely by air rail or road transportation.

Although cloud-based solutions are widely being adopted, the lack of local hosting facilities hinders quick adoption. Hybrid models of logistics management system ERP solutions are best suited for these regions, wherein the sensitive business information is stored on local serves, and customer centric functions such as logistics portal, etc can be deployed on the cloud. This site is for recommendations on logistics industry trends.

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