SMART LOGISTICS

smart logistics next Generation

Smart logistics is the patented solution involving automating the transshipment process and hub operation. Which defines various aspects of logistics activities such as inbound process, allocation in the warehouse, scanning and loading for outbound process.

  • Tractability of transactions
  • Better collaboration
  • Increased efficiency
  • Improved resource usage

Smart logistics make logistics activities possible in such way that each and every information starting to end can be traceable, multiple technology like Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, radio frequency identification, block chain technology can be used for different purpose. However basic concept of scanning the whole vehicle in the hub and vehicle wise shipments verification while inbound shipment process and once vehicle is identified with all the shipment.

INTERNATIONAL MESSAGING SYSTEM

international messaging Sysytem

LogixGRID has integrated with Infobip messaging system for faster and clear communication among logistic business coordinates which is enabling international logistics and shipping business in today’s scenario. eCommerce business is growing and it would not be possible without such robust messaging system.

What benefits LogixGRID offers with such pre-integrated international messaging system?

TURNKEY OPT-IN, OPT-OUT SOLUTION : Customizable, automated opt-in, opt-out implementation, you’ll never have to worry about backend logic.

AUTO-RESPONSES : Easily configure auto-responses for your 2-Way SMS campaigns on both the keyword and number level.

Integration with BhashSMS

INTEGRATION WITH BhashSMS

integration with Bhahmas

In this age of mobile revolution, it is extremely important to stay in touch with technology at all times. Indian logistics industry has been very competitive and everyone looks about giving value added or other better technological services, operational transparency is highly needed in this competitive market, letting customer know about each and every logistics activity seemed to be a revolutionary move and LogixGRID made it simpler with messaging service provider BhashSMS integration.

Bulk SMS are the fastest way for conveying information within groups to several members, just within seconds. However, with the ever so strict rules and limitations on messaging services, online bulk SMS service comes as a boon to all tech savvy individuals. With Bhashsms you can easily send SMS online to any mobile number in India using a very simple procedure.

How it can help you in LogixERP to improve communication with customer?

LogixERP is pre-configured with BhashSMS and Some of the main features are as follows:

  • Instant messaging to customer on Shipment Booking.
  • Delivery messages to clients.
  • Delivery scheduling to clients by messaging.
  • Promotional messages for offers.
  • Informative messages through LogixERP.
  • Multiple tracking status of shipment.

LOGISTICS SOFTWARE WITH GPS

Integrated Logistics Software

Logistics industry- nowadays have been a rise demand of automated transport system to monitor and better organize huge number of vehicles. Organizations are likely to opt for GPS tracking to have minute to minute information of their vehicle moving to keep a trace of their drivers and shipments in the vehicle.

There are few key points where GPS system greatly reinforce the transport and logistics business –

  • Minimizing the risk of stealing or loss of shipments.
  • Reducing the fleet cost due to driving speed.
  • Instant assigning the vehicle.

Eg: LogixGRID offers GPS services which allow to grouping various types of vehicle separately and helps to sthe job tracke the nearby vehicle which covers closest distance and other such aspects. With this proper schedules can be made and transportation will be done on-time, leads to maintain business reputation among customers, also tracks and maintains every record which helps for future reference.

With GPS vehicle tracking system they can save huge money on fleet’s operating costs, replace erratic drivers and also they can reduce their overhead cost by eliminating under-utilized vehicle etc.

LogixGRID has integrated with Map My India to offer substantial features to the transport industry and vehicle owners. Now while tracking a shipment in LogixERP logistics companies can track the vehicle too and specifically can determine a shipment exist in which respective vehicle. LogixERP is able to generate report with most transparent data and ensure a real time delivery or movement of shipments.

Embracing Innovation: What3Words at LogixGRID

LOGISTICS BUSINESS USING What3Words

In the dynamic landscape of logistics technology, staying at the forefront is not just an option; it’s a necessity. That’s why we’ve integrated What3Words into LogixPlatform—a revolutionary step that speaks volumes about our commitment to simplifying and streamlining logistics operations.

What is What3Words

Ever wished for an addressing system that’s more intuitive and human-friendly than traditional longitude and latitude coordinates?

Enter What3Words—a game-changing solution that divides the world into 3m x 3m squares and assigns each square a unique combination of three words. This simple yet brilliant concept eliminates the need for complex strings of coordinates. Instead, you can share three easy-to-remember words that pinpoint a location with remarkable accuracy. This approach capitalises on human cognition, making it easier to remember and communicate precise locations. Particularly valuable in regions with inadequate addressing systems, What3Words empowers logistics operations in urban landscapes and remote corners alike.

Elevating Logistics Efficiency with What3Words

A delivery scenario with unclear addresses leading to wasted time and frustrated customers. What3Words sweeps away these challenges. By utilizing What3Words within our platform, we’re enhancing logistics efficiency and ensuring deliveries reach their destinations seamlessly. LogixGRID, in partnership with What3Words, has revolutionized addressing, making it easier than ever to navigate complex routes and locate customers. No longer will drivers struggle to decipher vague directions or landmarks; with What3Words, each delivery becomes a success story.

The What3Words Advantage in Logistics Solution

Imagine a Logistics Management system that not only simplifies operations but also enhances global addressing capabilities. Cloud-based LogixPlatform now incorporates the power of What3Words. This integration allows logistics stakeholders to generate concise geo-coordinates paired with What3Words addresses, ensuring unparalleled accuracy. What’s more, this innovation bridges gaps in rural addressing and extends reach to areas that conventional mapping tools might miss.

Redefining the Logistics Landscape

In an industry where time, accuracy, and customer satisfaction are paramount, What3Words sets a new standard. Logistics is no longer a puzzle to solve; it’s a seamless journey from start to finish. By embracing What3Words, LogixPlatform has unlocked the potential to transform deliveries into experiences of ease and efficiency. Our commitment to innovation continues to shape the logistics landscape, and What3Words is at the heart of this transformative journey.

Intrigued by the possibilities of What3Words in logistics? Join us on the path to redefining the future of address systems. Experience the impact of this revolutionary technology firsthand, only with LogixGRID

GST SOFTWARE FOR LOGISTICS

Impact of GST

IT solution is the main focus where businesses must have significant updates on its process. New GST compliant technology, such as an IT system for automation of tax calculation, will have to be purchased, tested and integrated with existing ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems well before the start date. Invoice-based taxation under GST will require tighter information system integration across the value chain from supplier to retailer.

Model of Logistics Industry after GST :

  • Abolishment of entry taxes
  • Standard tax rate computation
  • Consolidating indirect taxes
  • Reduce the duration of transportation cycles
  • Automating the accounting functions
  • Cumbersome inventory
  • Reporting based on GST

The logistics sector will have to to explore few other factors, there may have multiple type of logistics and supply chain models currently in practice. The reformed ERPs need not only to adhere the GST but also enhance and support the cumbrous inventory management.

Technology with GST compliance will assist business person to automate billing and reporting within the software, inter state – intra state rate calculation will be available which would be computed for every entity.

New System will enable efficient tax administration, data exchange, auditing returns filing, and performance analysis.

Software systems of today may further offer several user-friendly features, such as offline capabilities, alerts, mobile or tablet optimized interface, and additional mechanisms to avoid duplicity of data.

The implementation of GST will bring up lots of opportunity and sources to make money, especially for logistics and transport industry. Hence, enriched with tech solutions, SME and even big enterprises of today can run business swiftly and successfully.

FUTURE BUSINESS SOFTWARE

future of logistics

Apart from the preferred asset classes of office and residential, private equity firms have been taking greater interest in warehousing, logistics and retail real estate. Private equity investors and overseas developers are already looking at opportunities to enter India’s industrial and warehousing sector by investing in various development projects.

With the implementation of GST, warehousing and logistics spaces will start to see a consolidation of assets. Unlike earlier (small assets in various states), developers will focus on the development of large-scale, technologically advanced warehouses.

1. Logistics Rearrangement :

With technology uprising new concept of “shareconomy” will be introduced into the scenario, compelled by the idea of collaborative business, the “shareconomy” generate value by leveraging access to goods and services to allow suppliers and consumers for redistribute and reuse.

Sharing vehicles and routes will enable to move more freight for less money in a way that’s fast, convenient, and more environmentally friendly.

New collaborative synergies could create a rising tide that lifts all boats, generating new and potentially lucrative revenue streams in the process.

A shareconomy-style solution would be significantly more efficient and effective, eliminating the figurative middleman and enabling both sides of the logistics equation to connect directly.

2. Challenges & Opportunities :

Transparency should be a prerequisite for such a system to succeed. Assumed users would not view available drivers and vehicle/load, but review carrier ratings, certifications, and insurance.

If similar platforms in other industries are any indication, logistics transactions would be conducted with previously unheard of speed and flexibility. New tools, such as track-and-trace apps, will allow carriers and customers to receive real-time updates and understand where their loads are at all times.

Outside parties have yet to make this happen, and the competitive dynamic that currently exists between different carriers is a disincentive to action that discourages any meaningful movement in that direction. Moving past this sticking point will require someone willing and able to make the capital investment required to bring a paradigm-altering technology platform to the market. Given the high-profile success of shareconomy-based platforms in other industries and applications, it is only a matter of time before that happens.

PLAN TO REDUCE LOGISTICS COST

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India has initiated multi-modal program to reduce logistics costs and make the economy competitive. It has been the biggest and effective decision taken by the government towards transportation industry. This project covers all the aspects of improving logistics and transportation. After grave research on logistics Government has decided to transform the entire logistics business to reduce good’s price, speed up delivery and quality of life.

1. Significance of this strategy :

The strategy includes transformation of India’s logistics sector from “point-to-point” model to a “hub-and-spoke” model and can be implied in railways, highways, inland waterways and airports to put in place an effective transportation grid.

This model is called multi-modal transportation, this project is to simplify transportation operation between multiple region or across country.

Multi-modal transport plan includes 35 multi-modal logistics stations at an investment of Rs 50,000 crore. Multi-modal transport play to reduce logistics costs.

2. Implementation :

To implement this, the government is going to host summit show—India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit—in May.

35 logistics stations have been proposed and identified, they will be set up on railways, highways, inland waterways and airports transportation grid. Fifteen such logistics stations will be constructed in the next five years, and 20 more over the next 10 years. They will act as hubs for freight movement enabling freight aggregation and distribution with modern mechanized warehousing space.

This project will include pre-cooling plants, cold storage, storage facilities for agricultural produce, food grains, hardware, cement, steel, fertilizer. It will have fuel pumps and also truck maintenance shops. All of this will be at one place outside the city.

3. How it will work?

A joint venture will be set up between National Highways Authority of India (49% share) and the partner (51%) for the project which may be a state government or a private entity.

40% of acquired land will be developed and returned to the landowner. While 20% of the land will be sold to finance the project, the profit from the rest 40% of the land will go to National Highway Authority of India.

4. Benefits & Opportunities :

Its first impact will be that it will reduce pollution, traffic jam, create new employment opportunities and contribute towards increasing exports.

It is for the first time that gov has taken an integrated approach for the country’s transportation. This will increase India’s exports, provide employment opportunities, will be cost effective, and will make goods cheaper in the country.

KPIs for Warehouse Management                         

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant and
  • Time based.

KPIs also need to reflect what is important to your customers and secondly what is important to your own company.

Finally you don’t want to be in a situation where it costs you more to collect and analyse the data than you are likely to save through efficiency better utilization and improved productivity.

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SOUTH EAST ASIA LOGISTICS

South East Asia Logistics

Singapore has been placed as Asian’s logistic hub for the tenth consecutive year according to World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index report (LPI 2016 report) and seen ranking fall of Cambodia and Myanmar. It is to be believed that emerging economies that implement comprehensive initiatives continue to improve their performance.

Fall in global ranking of the south east Asia’s largest exporting and logistics business countries and economics – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – drop by between seven and 21 places.

At the mean time Cambodia and Myanmar, both countries seemed to be growing with respect to their foreign investment inflows and expansion of industrial experience.

Overall Logistics Performance Index

1. In 2016 SEA Countries recorded their lowest logistics performance, Why?

According to the 2016 LPI report countries characterised by low logistics performance face: High costs not merely because of transportation charges, but also because unreliable supply chains hamstring integration and participation in global value chains.

Poor system to provide information for policy makers, traders, and other stakeholders on the role of logistics for growth, and the policies needed to support logistics in areas such as infrastructure planning, service provision, and cross-border trade and transport facilitation.

Other challenges facing the logistics industry, the report found, was a global shortage of qualified staff in all four industry occupational levels – operations, administration, supervisory, and managerial – in both developed and developing countries.

Efficient logistics connects people and firms to markets and opportunities, and helps achieve higher levels of productivity and welfare. Unfortunately, the logistics performance gap between rich and poor countries continues.

Some 24.5 per cent of responses came from companies with more than 250 employees, while more than 50 per cent of responses were provided by senior executives. A further 16 per cent were answered by department managers, and 15 per cent from country managers. Two-thirds (43 per cent) of respondents were at corporate or regional headquarters and 22 per cent at country branch offices.

2. How this performance can be improved?

Requirement of at least a semi-automated warehouse and order fulfilment system integrated with conventional storage systems, designed to optimize order picking process, increase productivity, and improve efficiency of overall material handling and information technology.

All picking areas are connected with intelligent conveyor system in order to avoid or minimize any manual transport operation and needs for order consolidation due to pick-to-order concept.

Intelligent picking technologies improve the picking performance and allow flexibility for future growth of business, by separating fast, medium and slow moving items into different picking areas, namely goods-to-man picking with the Schaefer carousel system, pick-by-light and RF terminal picking.

Handling systems improve handling efficiency, such as label jet, inline weighing scale etc.

Ergonomic design of workstation improves overall working environment and modular design of key system component to ensure sustainable long-term usability.

Automation plays a big part in the eCom Logistics Hub – fully automated parcel sorting system combined with the warehousing and order fulfilment system results the entire eCom Logistics Hub being integrated end-to-end from the eCommerce front-end platform to delivery.