UNION LOGISTICS BUDGET 2020

 Union Logistics Budget

Many Logistics companies are pleased with the logistics budget that was in line with their expectations. However, the industry is waiting to see the results of these measures in their field of work.

The union budget 2021-22 presented by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the parliament increased the infrastructure spending significantly with focus on New Economic Corridors, improved roads.

1. Existing Scenario of the Union Logistics Budget 2020 :

India ‘s Logistic sector is pegged at USD 215 billion and as per a study by the IBEF, the sector is expected to attract investments worth USD 500 Billion by 2025 . Having received the infrastructure status in 2017, the sector has also been a massive employment generator , estimated to employ up to 40 million people by the end of 2020.

The domestic sector is set to grow at 8-10 percent over the medium term with the outlook remaining largely stable, as per ratings agency ICRA.

2. Challenges in India’s Logistics sector :

Despite these encouraging numbers , Logistics still continues to be marred with challenges, the biggest among this being the cost for transportation.

After the Logistics Budget 2020 the Indian Logistics sector costs come to about 14% of GDP, which is considerably higher compared to logistics costs in developed countries.

Higher Logistics costs lead to higher export costs, which directly impacts the competitiveness of Indian goods in international markets.

3. Benefits of the Union budget 2021 for Indian logistics :

New economic corridors, better road infrastructure : Proposal to boost operational contingencies of road infrastructure and build more economic corridors have the potential to increase efficiencies across the logistics ecosystem.

More money for Dedicated Freight Corridors : Placing a priority on the commissioning of the eastern and western dedicated freight corridors has been one of the key highlights.

Digital technology got a push : The Continued focus of a digital India with the introduction of a RS.1,500 crore scheme on digital payment which will help smoothen the customer interface for logistics companies.

Support for more Indian flag ships : A new scheme announced to be launched for flagging of merchant ships in India by providing subsidy support to Indian ship owners.

Sustainability, green energy : Intention to increase the share of green energy in the national energy grid and transition to a zero carbon fuel regime is in line with its steadfast commitment to sustainability.

Logix platform is designed in such a way to support the operations of the logistics industry with the future proof technology and profit gainer in stand all the complications with ease. LogixGRID will create better connectivity for the global market and logistics sector and can benefit from every single port and investment.

MALAYSIA LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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The Malaysia logistics industry is set to witness CAGR of considerable rate, during 2020-2024. Coronavirus can influence the worldwide economy by influencing production and demand, by making supply chain and market disruption, and by its monetary effect on firms and financial sectors.

The Malaysia logistics sector is constantly progressing and with the ascent of online business in the nation, organizations are taking advantage of this developing trend. The interest of the organizations in evolving areas, e.g., cold chain logistics, last-mile delivery, etc. is developing, because of the high profits and raised demand. The economy of the nation is likely to raise somewhere between 5% and 6%, driving the development of the Malaysia logistics business further. As the progress of the logistics sector is likely to be positive later on, there is a lot of scope for improvement.

To empower the Malaysia logistics sector to deal with more prominent volumes of freight, to accelerate the time taken to deliver products, and to bring down the delivery cost, a few changes should be made. There is a requirement for constant investment into infrastructure, for example, port redesigns and area expansion, rail and road network, and advanced IT system.

Key Trends of Malaysia Logistics Market

Malaysia is on the 29 positions with the longest coastline on the planet. The noticeable ports in Malaysia, which holds the significant portion of products traded, are, to be specific, Port Klang, Johor Port, Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Kuantan Port, Penang Port, Bintulu Port, and Kemaman Port. The essential location of the ports of Malaysia, combined with the minimal effort for docking, acts as a prominent driver for the market. Notwithstanding its geological advantage, the help of various shipyards, ports, and terminals reflects occasions to additionally build up the maritime economy of the nation.

The nation’s key geographic location makes it a significant transhipment hub. Port Klang is the significant port of the nation, is the main hub, with practically 70% of the volume being transhipment. However, certain difficulties exist for the ports of Malaysia; the delay in cycles in cargo operations has been affecting the logistics process of the nation, bringing about Malaysian ports losing to their local rivals. Moreover, the change of the government in Malaysia is relied upon to significantly affect the nation’s logistics sector in the future.

Logix Platform is designed in a way to handle the complex business operations of the logistics industry. With the future-proof technology at its disposal, it can with stand all the complications with ease. Complex algorithms and AI helps the system to handle multiple operations single-handedly and projects everything on a single dashboard. It also comes up with e-commerce and carrier integrations to enhance your business experience.

APAC LOGISTICS MARKET

APAC Logistics Market

The Freight and Logistics Market are predicted to grow exponentially during the forthcoming future in spite of the ongoing pandemic as there is an expansion in the E-commerce sector and developing infrastructure over the Asia Pacific (APAC) province and other emergent nations would push the interest for the logistics and freight sector.

If considered geographically, Asia-Pacific (APAC) at present rules the market owing to the economic development and dynamic business environment. The expansion in retail sales in Asia-Pacific (APAC) is enhancing the development of the logistics market in the region along with the rapid growth in the e-commerce sector.

Right now, more than one-third of the market share is dominated by Asia Pacific (APAC) region inferable from the presence of solid manufacturing. China is driving the logistics market in the Asia-Pacific (APAC); however, rising economies like Malaysia, Vietnam, South Korea, and Indonesia are seeing momentous development in its logistics industry. Moreover, the huge government backing for the logistics sector in the respective regions is likewise a factor boosting the development of the industry.

Logistics industry majors over the value chain are relied upon to operational efficiencies, with growing investments in innovation technology implementation. Freight forwarders that offer a ground-breaking online solution in custom brokerage, freight matching and transportation management systems are likely to change the sector with upgraded client experience. The warehousing business is projected to change essentially with automated processes because of the development of cross-border eCommerce and expanding interest for integrated supply chain solutions.

1. E-Commerce will continue to drive the logistics Industry :

The ascent of e-commerce business and the digital marketplace has changed the conformation of consumer buying demands and behaviour, as buyers now anticipate quick, free shipping, and inexpensive pricing. This demand has built up challenges to conventional logistics and supply chain models, and organizations are now compelled to change their methodologies to give the low cost and on-demand delivery provision that customers now wish for.

E-commerce projects emerging share of the retail market; this dramatic development and demand will certainly affect the logistics and transportation industry as organizations should be equipped to oversee increased volume and delivery expectations.

Fast development in the eCommerce market is increasing competition among eCommerce logistics solution providers. Innovation in fulfilling orders, delivery models, and value-added services is required to reshape the last-mile delivery segment. Manufacturers and retailers have increased both the degree of worldwide sourcing and the extent of the markets that they supply. Numerous logistics organizations are globalizing their operations in accordance with the changing necessities of their customers.

2. Substantial Market Trend :

APAC holds the biggest market share in the region : Top nations in the region are witnessing faster innovation and technical integrations in the logistics process. In most regions, the vast majority of the freight moves by road, and the trucking business is embracing industry-driving tracking technology to help track and trace anticipated delivery timings.

Expanding the trade within the Asian province, alongside a growing expansion in imports not only for manufacturing units as well as consumer items, which concludes Asian logistics.

OMAN LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

OMAN Logistics

Logistics is an important industry in Oman and plays a critical role for many businesses in the sultanate. Oman logistics industry is competitive and is lead by multinational companies through to smaller national freight forwarders. Oman logistics industry is forecasted to grow by 7% by 2020.

The goal now is to leverage technology as a disruptive enabler, build human capacity across the public and private logistics industry, and drive operational efficiencies to build an integrated logistics business environment that is benchmarked against the world’s best. Oman’s 2,092-km coastline and strategic location have made it a key destination and transit point for trade for centuries. Situated on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, Muscat has historically been the first point of contact for traders travelling between Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and the Arab world.

Role of IIC in lifting Oman Logistics Industry

From the introduction of blockchain in international shipping operations and the use of big data in aviation through to the development of new transport solutions by local haulage companies, the Knowledge Economy and the new technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution offer incredible opportunities for innovatively-minded industries in the logistics sector,” he added. “IIC looks forward to working in this exciting and highly competitive business environment with the teams and companies powering OLC’s progress as well as the new businesses entering this fast-moving sector.

In order to build the innovation capacity of the logistics sector, in July 2019, the OLC signed an agreement with the Industrial Innovation Centre (IIC), Oman’s national organization for industrial innovation tasked with developing the Sultanate’s industrial innovation ecosystem and enabling the industry to capitalize on techno-entrepreneurship, innovation, technology transfer, and the knowledge economy.

Noting the importance of the logistics sector as a contributor to Oman’s GDP, source of job creation and investment opportunity, Dr. Abdulaziz Al Hashmi, director of the Linking & Building Capacity Program said: We’re delighted to be collaborating with Oman logistics industry in developing the innovative capacity of this key pillar of the Sultanate’s economic growth and success.

Use Case and Summary

LogixGrid has come up with a solution for one of our customers who is finding it challenging since there was a large network with multiple carriers across borders. We have offered a global customer portal and API integrations platform where this customer could easily route the shipments to the particular carrier, update tracking information and complete the process.

Logix Platform’s innovative cloud-based logistics software is capable of managing your whole logistics and supply chain operations with ease. LogixERP is fully capable of handling all aspects of your logistics business from automating operations to automating billings and accounting, invoicing and optimizing business workflows. It also comes up with e-commerce and carrier integrations to enhance your business experience.

EGYPT LOGISTICS INDUSTRY AND FREIGHT MARKET

Egypt Logistics

Egypt logistics industry and its economy is evolving as one of the major trading nations and creates a wide range of opportunities for the logistics service providers. According to the World Bank, Egypt has witnessed a huge surge in the logistics performance index (LPI), which improved 13 spots in 2016, from 62nd position in 2014. Many companies plan to shift their production line or expand the existing production line in the country due to commendable transformations in Egypt logistics sector.

Further, the government aims to make the country a production and distribution hub to serve Europe and the Middle East and Africa, and Egypt Vision 2030 entitled economic development as a major segment, which includes the development of the transportation infrastructure. The increasing market penetration of companies and construction activities are expected to create a demand for project and contract logistics.

Government initiatives for Egypt Logistics Sector

Due to its strategic geographical location and proximity to Europe and the Middle East & Asia, Egypt has strong trade relations through its ports. For instance, 8%-10% of the global cargo passes through the Suez Canal, which creates a huge demand for logistics services, warehousing, and storage operations. The government of Egypt has been undertaking initiatives to make the country a global logistics hub and is encouraging foreign investments in various sectors most of the freight in Egypt logistics sector is carried through roads, which has driven the government to focus on the maintenance of road infrastructure.

The logistics sector is expected to benefit from the transport infrastructure projects proposed by the government. Egypt logistics & transport infrastructure is in relatively good condition when compared to its neighbouring countries. Most of the transport routes are concentrated in Cairo and follow settlement patterns along the Nile. The transport network is supported to a great extent by inland water connections and a comparatively good rail network. The geographical location of Egypt’s ports lends it an importance in the maritime shipping sector. Moreover, the Suez Canal, which is one of the world’s five strategic chokepoints defined as a narrow strait through which an overwhelming amount of the world’s oil flows, is driving the export of oil and raw materials of Egypt. The growth of the tourism sector led to the development of several airports in Egypt in recent years.

Frequent flights within the country and ongoing improvements to the air infrastructure are expected to increase the capacity and efficiency of cargo. This is expected to drive the transport and logistics sector. Roads in Egypt carry the highest amount of freight (more than 50%), which have been maintained well. This allowed the freight and logistics market to remain profitable in the country. Though Egypt logistics & transportation infrastructure is better than most of the rest of North Africa (and Africa in general), it still suffers from high logistics costs. For example, according to industry sources, the logistics costs account for 33% of the total retail price of a product on average. This share is very high when compared to developed countries, such as the United States.

For example, in the United States, the transportation and logistics costs were valued at around 7.5%, which is more than four-fold lower expenditure than that of Egypt. The lack of proper visibility into the supply chain, improper asset utilization, and inefficiency in logistics operations are contributing to the high logistics costs in the country. Egypt logistics along with major industries are expanding healthily, along with rising domestic confidence, as seen from the increasing sales of fast-moving consumer goods. While there is a growth trend for exports of chemicals, textiles, and food products, particularly to East and Southern Africa, the businesses are still eager to witness significant growth.

The 3PL market in the country is witnessing steady growth, with increasing demand for logistics outsourcing. However, as the requirements from customers are increasing, the 3PL service providers in the country are facing challenges in their operating environments. Supply chain visibility, supply chain collaboration, and supply chain optimization are some of the important issues being faced by 3PL companies.

Use Case and Summary

Logix Platform’s innovative cloud-based logistics software is capable of managing your whole logistics and supply chain operations with ease. LogixERP is fully capable of handling all aspects of your logistics business from automating operations to automating billings and accounting, invoicing and optimizing business workflows. It also comes up with e-commerce and carrier integrations to enhance your business experience.

Freight Book Privacy Policy

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Introduction

 

The Mobile Marketing Association is the premier, global not-for-profit trade association that works to promote, educate, measure, guide and protect the mobile marketing industry worldwide. In this capacity, we are pleased to introduce the attached Freight Book Privacy Policy, authored and prepared by LogixGRID.

 

The intent of this privacy policy is to provide the Freight Book developer with

policy language that can be quickly and completely understood by the consumer.

 

Goal for the Privacy Policy

 

LogixGRID intends for this Freight Book privacy policy to be used as a starting point for most Freight Book. There are many areas where many in the mobile marketplace are experimenting with privacy enhancing technologies, and we applaud those efforts. The core goal for this privacy policy framework is to encourage the Freight Book developer community to continue to move consumer privacy interests forward.

 

We strongly encourage those using this model policy to consult an attorney and/or privacy professional when crafting your own policy.

 

Instructions for using this Privacy Policy

 

The policy that follows contains two kinds of annotated instructions. The first, in italics, provide the app developer specific advice on the use of the core principles contained herein. The second sections that need to be uniquely tailored by the app developer to the specifics of their Freight Book and its use of consumer information.

In all cases, the app developer should consult with legal counsel or privacy professionals to ensure that your policy and compliance procedures are in alignment.

 

 

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The policy is designed to address the core privacy issues and data processes of many Freight Book, but should not be considered sufficient by itself to cover all types of Freight Book. We strongly encourage those using this model policy to consult an attorney and/or privacy professional when crafting your own policy.

This privacy policy governs your use of a software Freight Book (“Freight Book”) on a mobile device that was created by The Freight Book includes.

 

What information does the Freight Book obtain and how is it used?

 

This section is designed to inform Users of the types of data that the app obtains and how that information is used. While we’ve provided several types of data that are often obtained by apps, the App Developer should make a reasonable attempt to ensure to provide Users with a clear, illustrative list of the most important data points obtained by each app. Moreover, the model policy attempts to draw a distinction between data that is provided directly by a User (“User Provided Information”) and data that is collected automatically by the Freight Book (“Automatically Collected Information”). The LogixGRID recognizes that this distinction may not be in harmony with the data privacy practices of all Freight Book, and therefore encourages App Developers to work to an attorney and/or privacy professional to ensure that the information they provide in this section is in line with the actual data flows for each Freight Book(s).

User Provided Information – The Freight Book obtains the information you provide when you download and register the Freight Book. Registration with us is optional. However, please keep in mind that you may not be able to use some of the features offered by the Freight Book unless you register with us.

 

Registration with us is mandatory in order to be able to use the basic features of the Freight Book.

 

Freight Book developers should be aware that certain types of data, for example, medical records and certain types of financial information may be subject to existing privacy law.

 

Freight Book developers creating apps that collect potentially sensitive information are encouraged to obtain counsel to ensure that their data collection policies are in line with current law in the jurisdiction(s) where the app may be used.

 

When you register with us and use the Freight Book, you generally provide:

 

(a) Your name, email address, age, user name, password and other registration information.

(b) Transaction-related information, such as when you make purchases, respond to any offers, or download or use Freight Book from us.

(c) Information you provide us when you contact us for help; (d) credit card information for purchase and use of the Freight Book, and; (e) information you enter into our system, when using the Freight Book, such as contact information and project management information. We may also use the information you provided us to contact your from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and marketing promotions.

 

If the Freight Book collects information from and/or for social networking platforms (e.g., pulling contact information, friends lists, login information, photos or check-ins) the Freight Book should ensure that the prior consent of the user is obtained.

 

Automatically Collected Information – In addition, the Freight Book may collect certain information automatically, such as the type of mobile device you use,

your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Freight Book. See “Automatic Data Collection and Advertising” section for examples.

 

Does the Freight Book collect precise real time location information of the device?

 

This section is only applicable if the Freight Book collects precise, real-time location information. Non-precise location information such as geo-targeting (e.g., zip code or city) data is typically addressed elsewhere in the privacy policy (e.g., the section entitled “automatic data collection

and advertising.”)

 

This Freight Book does not collect precise information about the location of your mobile device.

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This Freight Book does collect precise information about the location of your Device.

 

 

We use your location information to Provide requested location services, and You may at any time opt-out from further allowing us to have access to your location data by [state how user can manage their location preferences either from the app or device level]. For more information, please see the section below entitled “opt-out rights.”

 

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the

Freight Book?

 

Generally, app developers will want to have the right to transfer information collected by the app under certain circumstances. For example, if the app developer sells the app, the developer may want that information collected by the Freight Book transferred as part of the sale.

 

While we’ve provided some of the more common examples of data transfer to third parties, app developers are encouraged to work with counsel and/or privacy professional to determine if other examples should be included in their policy.

 

Yes. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are

described in this privacy statement.

 

We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:

As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process; when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.

 

If LogixGRID is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or aportion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.

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Automatic Data Collection and Advertising

 

Freight Book developers should be aware of which mobile advertising networks and other third parties they are working with in order to determine if that ad network or other third part is offering an opt-out. At a minimum, Freight Book developers should take into account whether the app is advertising supported and whether data is obtained by an ad network or other third party for the purpose of ad targeting.

 

We may work with analytics companies to help us understand how the Freight Book is being used, such as the frequency and duration of usage. We work with advertisers and third party advertising networks, who need to know how you interact with advertising provided in the Freight Book which helps us keep the cost of the Freight Book low.

 

Advertisers and advertising networks use some of the information collected by the Freight Book, including the unique identification ID of your mobile device and your mobile telephone number. To protect the anonymity of this information, we use an encryption technology to help ensure that these third parties can’t identify you personally. These third parties may also obtain information about other Freight Book you’ve downloaded to your mobile device, the mobile websites you visit, your non-precise location information (e.g., your zip code), and other non-precise location information in order to help analyse and serve anonymous targeted advertising on the Freight Book and elsewhere. We may also share encrypted versions of information you have provided in order to enable our partners to append other available information about you for analysis or advertising related use.

 

If you’d like to opt-out from third party use of this type of information to help serve targeted advertising, please visit the section entitled “Opt-out” below.

What are my opt-out rights?

 

Freight Book developers should be aware of which mobile advertising networks and other third parties they are working with in order to determine if that ad network or other third party is offering an opt-out. We recognize that the mobile marketplace continues to experiment with different types of opt-out mechanisms – and strongly encourage the Freight Book developer community to participate in these experiments to the benefit of consumer privacy interests.

 

There are multiple opt-out options for users of this Freight Book:

 

Opt-out of all information collection by uninstalling the Freight Book – You can stop all collection of information by the Freight Book easily by uninstalling the Freight Book. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the Freight Book marketplace or network.

 

Opt-out from the use of information to serve targeted advertising by advertisers and/or third party network advertisers.

 

You may at any time opt-out from further allowing us to have access to your location data by Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information We will retain User Provided data for as long as you use the Freight Book and for a reasonable time thereafter. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Freight Book, please contact us at sales@logixgrid.com and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Freight Book to function properly, and we may be required to retain certain information by law.

 

Children

 

Freight Book developers should be aware of and ensure that the app and the app developer’s privacy practices are in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Developers should pay particular attention to COPPA when creating apps that contain cartoon characters or other features that may cause the app to be perceived as being directed towards children under 13. Freight Book developers creating apps that might be governed under COPPA or similar laws are encouraged to obtain counsel to ensure that their data collection policies are in line with current law in the jurisdiction(s) where the app may be used.

 

We do not use the Freight Book to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at sales@logixgrid.com. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

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Security

 

Freight Book developers should ensure that their security procedures are reasonable, and should provide an overview of their security procedures below.

 

We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Freight Book. Please be aware that, although we endeavour to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

 

Changes

Freight Book Developers should be aware that retroactive, material changes to privacy practices generally require the prior consent of the User.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy and informing you via email or text message. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.

 

Your Consent

 

By using the Services, you are consenting to our processing of User Provided and

Automatically Collection information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as

amended by us. “Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United States. If you reside outside the U.S. your information will be transferred to the U.S., and processed and stored there under U.S. privacy standards. By using the Freight Book and providing information to us, you consent to such transfer to, and processing in, the US.

 

Contact us –

 

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Freight Book, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at sales@logixgrid.com

E-COMMERCE LOGISTICS 2020

Top eCommerce Logistics

Regardless of whether an e-Commerce business is simply just beginning or growing, there can be a number of variables to consider. When Amazon started offering faster deliveries the new eCommerce logistics concerns raised. Customers now generally expect the deliveries to be free that too in a day or two without any disruption to quality and precision to their deliveries.

There are main eCommerce logistics concerns that e-commerce businesses should take note of to ensure they are heading in the right direction.

Important eCommerce Logistics Competencies :

For e-Commerce businesses, logistics is a vital aspect to achieve growth and give your customers the best experience. For a successful eCommerce logistics operations the businesses should look for these important aspects:

Coordination with multiple warehouses : While dealing with multiple warehouses and deliveries in various geographies, coordination and integration is important. To meet customer expectations and needs, every component of the supply chain needs to be in sync with one another. As a business expands, businesses often include logistics capacity in an ad hoc manner. To enhance and promote the growth of eCommerce logistics it is important for organizations to put resources into synchronizing and establish a connection between their different platforms.

Technology: Big data, Analytics & Automation : Big data & Analytics, can have a distinct advantage in eCommerce logistics concerns. For instance, big data can help identify demand patterns & trends that were undetectable earlier. The software can now make a prediction based on big data which help in inventory planning with active trends and online product interests’ Big data also plays a crucial function in augmenting product travel by using data analytics and real-time information. The system gathers and evaluates information from a wide range of sources like internet, GPS trackers, climate forecasting, etc. to foresee the ideal course from pickup to the delivery point.

Localization of Inventory : In early days, retailers used to fulfill orders from small local warehouses but in present times the shorter delivery cycle has driven dealers to distribute their inventories and keep their inventories in small warehouses which close to populated areas to reduce the delivery duration. It similarly allows them to utilize local transporters which is less expensive and help minimize expenses.

Last-mile : Allegedly the last-mile can be labelled as one of the most complex segments of eCommerce logistics. This is the phase where a package reaches the last journey of the delivery process to the customer. The last mile is commonly executed by a postal or transporter. The complexity of last-mile is because of the challenge of getting the package to a customer in the estimated time. As the last-mile is the last contact between the brand and customer in the eCommerce logistics chain, and it is a crucial opportunity to make a lasting impression and its significance to do it right.

Return Processes : So, there are instances where customers are not happy with a purchase and willing to return or replace them this a process which comes under reverse logistics. Returns and replace accounts for over 25% of sales in e-commerce, where customers make purchasing decisions only by seeing but can feel or try once it is delivered. The expenses and components for taking care of reverse logistics also need to be considered in eCommerce logistics plans and their budget.

3PL Provider : A good 3PL partner can help e-Commerce business achieve success and growth with their services. It is a must for businesses to realize the importance of a 3PL partner as they have plenty of abilities, for example, manpower, technology, labor, geographic expertise and skills. Significantly allowing retailers and sellers to emphasize their main business areas by offering scalability as the business grows.

Logix ECOM helps companies manage their eCommerce logistics with multiple support modules which can be used not only by 3PLs but for e-commerce companies who have in-house logistics capacity as well. With Logix ECOM companies can manage business operations on a single dashboard from receiving the order to delivering it to the doorstep of customers.

Logix Platform offers a global customer portal and API integrations platform where this customer could easily route the shipments to the particular carrier, update tracking information and complete the process.

It also comes up with e-commerce and carrier integrations to enhance your business experience.

AUTOMATION & SMART LOGISTICS SYSTEM

Automation & Smart Logistics

Looking at the industry leaders, the speculation for the logistics industry is pretty clear. E-commerce giants like Amazon’s achievement at omnichannel delivery and fulfillment, has burdened retailers and transporters to give quicker, lower estimated, more convenient delivery and fulfillment. And they expect all of it from their 3PLs, transporters and logistics providers as key accomplices to meet these expectations. The increased expectations, combined with the current demand for deliveries, is driving innovation across the market and that is where smart logistics system is required to be adopted by the logistics businesses.

Simultaneously, these innovations can’t come at the cost of your long-term growth and benefit. And if you have to oversee more drivers or contractors guarantee the noteworthy delivery quantity or quicker delivery duration – a difficult process in any case – these progressions must be overseen so they improve the main concern, and not simply of the shippers. As a 3PL or logistics provider, if you are struggling with the help to provide better services to customers in the competitive delivery world then the answer is Automation Software to manage all Logistics Providers & 3PL Operations.

1. Increase business efficiency across the entire supply chain using smart logistics system :

Each business needs data to manage their deliveries, however, some will need updates every 30 minutes, others at regular intervals or in real-time. Some will integrate to move data across systems, while conventionally others will need a 3PL to physically enter information into portal, which is more inefficient and costly with scalability issues. That’s where automation comes in, every logistics provider and 3PL can improve efficiency by utilizing a smart logistics system that can automate and speed up their logistics processes. Likewise, working with contractors may grow your geographic reach or delivery capacity, yet training them takes quite a while which is a very tiring process.

That is where the automation comes in the role. Each logistics provider and 3PL can improve proficiency by using a smart logistics system or software that can accelerate & automate their logistics operations.

2. Fleet Management :

Are you handling drivers and vehicles in the most efficient and cost-effective way? Well, to deliver more – and smartly, you must take into account the best use of contractors, drivers and vehicles, as well as your own fleet with a smart logistics system.

3. Staging and loading :

The experience of efficiency and superb deliveries start in the warehouse, even before the orders are stacked into the truck. Are drivers in sync with the distribution center, or do they sit till an accessible loading dock? It is safe to say that you are stacking every vehicle to the full limit and in the right order? How long does it take to load every vehicle? How long do drivers spend in the distribution center, before starting their routes?

Aligning your staging, deliveries and stacking processes can accelerate loading and unloading times and can assist drivers to deliver more in a similar amount of time. Utilizing automated devices for quick scanning of multiple orders simultaneously can likewise accelerate the loading cycle. Essentially the optimization of vehicle loading and dispatching orders depends on most maximum vehicle weight or volume which will guarantee you to fulfill many orders out in small time hence saving cost.

4. Route planning and scheduling :

The automated route and driver planning, scheduling and dispatch system enable you to plan and dispatch requests to fleets with the delivery cost, distance, time, and so forth. Such driver management applications should take administrative prerequisites and driver breaks into thought for dispatching and directing.

5. Ability to adapt to change and meet shipper needs :

Giving an extraordinary customer experience is a key component of business success, a similar consideration is the ease of doing business with your company. And how easily do you integrate with your transporters’ systems, giving real-time data information? Or your ability to offer and meet quicker deliveries with restricted delivery windows?

One should search for better software systems that expand your operational flexibility and offer easy integration options. This won’t just make it simpler for you to adjust to various customer’s needs, but in addition to reassuring transporters and their business to be future proof.

So, whenever another wave of innovation and technology enters the market, delivery trends change. And to include abilities based on what’s presumed in your market, transporters have perceived this for a while which is the reason why most of them accept that 3PL and logistics technology is vital to their success and growth.

The logistics business is changing and will appear to be totally unique in an additional five years. Since no one knows what those variations will be, Organizations need a solution that will permit them to develop effectively toward any path and modify their offerings to best help transporters as they compete in this new world. The greatest test is the way to future-proof your offerings by implementing smart logistics software that will grow and adapt with you, as swapping your technology partners at regular intervals is essentially impractical.

Logix platform Benefits :

1. Logix Platform is a comprehensive logistics management software that helps in managing global logistics operations and eCommerce logistics with future-proof technologies.

2. It comes up with e-commerce and carrier integrations to enhance your business experience.

3. Our major eCommerce business partners are Shopify, Magento, opencart, and woo commerce.

4. We also have more than 20+ major carrier partners like FedEx, Aramex, DHL, and UPS.

AFRICA’S BOOMING E-COMMERCE IN 2020

Africa Ecommerce

The fate of e-commerce is both thrilling and overwhelming for industry players in Africa especially for West Africa market, depending upon the fact that they are so responsive to the dynamic idea of the industry in Africa. The e-commerce market is developing quickly and there are changes that will assist organizations with development.

It is significant for retailers to remember that digitization is playing a huge role in customers purchasing choices and thinking. A noteworthy level of offline customers utilizes their cell phones in- store to look into products and their reviews. Customers thoroughly research the items online before making it into the real store and making purchase.

Shopping on the web is unquestionably more advantageous and speedier. There are more deals, no queues, and there is huge selection to choose from. Physical retail outlets will keep on contracting except if customers have fine reason to visit stores physically. E-commerce players require much higher levels of mainstream consumer adoption and retention to build viable businesses.

1. Africa eCommerce Business Insights :

Africa has a billion-dollar IPO for e-commerce company and smartphone penetration is growing, While the quantity of smart phone users is expanding year-on-year, its infiltration is still irrelevant. Web connectivity and the accessibility of reasonably priced smart phones keep on driving an expanding rise of online shopping. The government efforts to grow the reach of the internet through the different mobile service providers will only expand the online shopping.

2. West Africa Countries is putting much into eCommerce :

Jumia reported the rise in number of Nigerian consumers on the platform who shopped on their mobile devices via mobile web or Jumia mobile App as compared to previous years. Jumia has also reported a spike in both customer and seller interest as demand for groceries and essentials grew four-fold in the first quarter compared to last year. In Morocco and Tunisia, sales have also doubled at different times over the last month. Customers using their voice to browse and shop online is supposedly increasing in different markets of the world. The smart speaker owners are increasingly making their purchases with their voice using ALEXA or Google Home products.

Whereas in Nigeria this trend is not attracting the customers yet but the number of consumers orally describing the products they want to buy rather than browsing about the product has increased, and this is becoming a trend. It cannot be denied that other countries are expanding in this aspect is a major reason to catch up on this and e-commerce giants in Nigeria should figure out ways to integrate voice commerce in their platforms. With the rise in number of visitors on most e-commerce websites, numerous advertisers are looking for smart approaches to reach their intended interest group, and utilizing e-commerce platforms with reach over the globe will convey on such objective. Jumia recently reported that its platform will be accessible to organizations to advertise their products and services. While, infrastructure difficulties like logistics, rented warehouses, pick and drop stations for customers all this will form a trend in time. E-commerce platforms will plan to offer their services to third parties to help curb infrastructure challenges. Innovation, technology, partnership and cooperation will help overcome major logistics challenges to remain profitable and viable. Jumia is going beyond delivering and will open its door to general public for logistics services which will mark Jumia to offer its logistics and delivery services to general public other than the shoppers of its platform.

3. Customer’s Behavior :

Customer behavior is changing rapidly and their interest in online shopping is driving change in Africa eCommerce industry at a faster pace the companies like Jumia are working rigorously to enhance the user experience to increase customer retention and get more customers onboard simultaneously. Technology and innovation are the primary factors that will help companies across the globe to overcome the upcoming challenges and will direct the future growth of the e-commerce industry.

Logix platform Benefits :

LogixGRID is a technology-driven software provider which can help e-commerce companies across the globe to achieve growth and increase customer experience at the same time helping to stay a step ahead of the competitors and stay on the competitive grounds.

It comes up with e-commerce and carrier integrations to enhance your business experience. Our major eCommerce business partners are Shopify, Magento, opencart, and woo commerce. We also have more than 20+ major carrier partners like FedEx, Aramex, DHL, and UPS.

WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION AFTER COVID-19

Warehouse Automation

The push to automate warehouses and distribution centers is on ascend as more organizations search for ways to manage social distancing rules, remote workforce and other new difficulties.

A year that brought with it a whirlwind of uncertainty has likewise put a greater focus on the utilization of automation in warehouses around the world due to rising eCommerce transactions.

1. The technology valuation process :

While evaluating automation frameworks and solutions, organizations have some reasonable plans at the top of the priority list. Most need great durability and up-time, Others cautiously survey total expense of possession, return on investment (ROI) and maintenance costs, with extra contemplation including price tag, parts accessibility, risk of obsolescence and integration /compatibility with existing systems.

2. Dealing with disturbance :

Considering the coronavirus outbreak, organizations expect to change their plans for buying warehouse solutions, while some are uncertain of their way ahead though a few organizations despite everything intend to finish on their forthcoming buys, obviously Covid-19 has made a situation of uncertainty.

3. Rise in Order fulfillment trend :

Currently, order fulfillment operations are taken care of generally or totally manually, a number that tumbled from earlier. As far as to order fulfillment exercises, most organizations use warehousing and storage; full and mixed pallet load fulfillment; and individual pick, pack and ship wholesale distribution. Organizations presently need to execute or improve current individual pick, pack and ship e-commerce business fulfillment activities, while some are generally keen on upgrading their order customization, repacking and value-added services.

4. The quest for more data :

Inside the warehouse, the well-known data collection innovations by far are bar code scanners and mobile/wireless technologies. RF terminal technologies and pick-or put-to-light picking utilization remain modestly popular. Within the upcoming years, organizations intend to execute pick-or put-to-light technology. RFID is likewise expanding as a popular choice. Voice-directed picking technology and heads up display & vision innovations are additionally working their way into more warehouses. Organizations intend to implement mobile and wireless innovations.

For warehouses transportation management systems (TMS) saw the greatest increment in current use. Warehouse management systems (WMS) still remain the most mainstream software choice. More organizations are currently planning to implement WMS and need to add labor management system (LMS) and TMS. At present, numerous organizations utilize an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and are expanding quickly. The utilization of order management systems (OMS) additionally observed a critical raise. Other well-known supply chain management systems incorporate customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain planning (SCP) and distributed order management (DOM) are also in demand.

Facts to Know

1. Global e-Commerce sales have grown at a CAGR of 20% over the last decade, reaching ~$3.5 trillion worldwide in 2019 and expected to grow to ~$7.5 trillion by 2026. The share of online retail sales has gone from ~2% of the total to ~13% and is further expected to reach ~22% by 2026. Existing fully automated systems can reduce warehouse-related labor costs by up to 65% and logistics-related spatial use by up to 60% at the same time as it increases the maximum output capacity.

2. The adoption of technology is by no means uniform. While one-hour delivery is available when buying online in some parts of the U.S. and Europe, the average promised delivery time in Brazil is nine days. JD.com had a record-breaking Singles Day in 2019, with transaction volume exceeding CNY204 bn (US$29 bn), up by 27.9% on the previous year. Logistics played an important role, with 90% of areas achieving same-or next day delivery and a 108% YOY increase in the number of orders fulfilled by automated warehouses.

3. Amazon Robotics automates the company’s fulfillment centers using more than 200,000 autonomous mobile robots, up more than 600% from 30,000 at the end of 2015. Last year, DHL announced an investment of $300 million to modernize 60% of its warehouses in North America with IoT and autonomous robots. The company also committed deployment of 1,000 LocusBots for delivery fulfillment. The funds are earmarked to bring emerging technology to 350 of DHL Supply Chain’s 430 operating sites.

4. Warehouse labor shortages are also an issue with peak labor demands occurring around major shopping holidays viz. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Amazon Prime Day, Thanksgiving Day and Singles Day. Warehouses have to hire temporary labor around these peak times to meet the customer delivery schedules. Supply chain robotics company Cainiao has installed 700 robots at China’s largest robot-run warehouse to process orders on Singles Day.

Logix platform Benefits :

With LogixGRID’S smart logistics solutions companies can easily choose from vast range of supply chain management solutions to automate their warehousing. Multi integration and easy functionality make the solution renowned globally.

It comes up with e-commerce and carrier integrations to enhance your business experience. Our major eCommerce business partners are Shopify, Magento, opencart, and woo commerce. We also have more than 20+ major carrier partners like FedEx, Aramex, DHL, and UPS.