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A “Crate” Effort: Tackling Logistical Business Problems.

February 6, 2020 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

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(ThySistas.com) In any industry where you are starting a business, you’ve got to consider the importance of logistics. When there are considerable changes afoot, either in terms of technology or with regards to the wellbeing of your employees, these things can have an almighty effect on how you tackle specific issues. The transportation industry is somewhere that requires a lot of upgrading. And while there are many components that are changing, when we start to look at it from the perspective of an entrepreneur and how logistics need fixing to improve the overall efficiency and morale of a company, what are the ways to go about this?

Focusing On Employee Safety

As a business starts to prioritize workloads it can be to the detriment of our employees. In the haulage industry, it’s carefully monitored because employees cannot do over a certain amount of hours or drive more than a specific number of miles. There is technology like a GPS tracking camera that can help with this but when we start to focus on employee safety in the round the technology like cameras and tachographs can provide tangible data, but we’ve also got to speak to the employees directly. The wellbeing of truck drivers and people in the haulage industries can be at an all-time low due to the unsociable hours and stress of the job. As soon as you start to focus on employee safety this is when you can get a better idea of improving morale across the board.

Looking At Automating Manual Tasks

Manual tasks like administration can benefit from being automated. These days there are so many different aspects of the business that can be automated, from its marketing to its relationships with the customers but in the logistics industry once you start to automate specific inbound and outbound processes this gives everybody a far better opportunity to focus on the overall efficiency of the company. You can also automate certain tasks with regard to security tools. There are plenty of logistics apps that can be used on a smartphone as well. And with all of this working in tandem you can guarantee a far better line of security as well as an efficient business.

Improving Coordination Between Sites

Internal communications can suffer. We’ve got to remember that employees need to stay loyal but they also need to work efficiently. By improving coordination between the sites and focusing on how each separate entity coordinates activities, this means the logistics problems in the logistics industry can be greatly reduced. Software solutions can help to create synchronicity between numerous sites but from the perspective of external entities, like truck drivers, you can work on improving the in-cab technology.

Logistics prove frustrating in every aspect of any industry and this is why we have to figure out the major hurdles that we suffer from on a unique level. In haulage companies there is the debate as to the efficacy of human workers because of the nature of the job but because so many areas of a supply chain are dispersed this is when we have to focus on creating a sense of unity between sites. Party this could be to do with incorporating a better company culture but the tools will also work wonders as well.

Staff Writer; Paula James


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