Mobile applications opened up avenues for new SME counterparts.

The mobility solutions offered through mobile apps have transformed businesses across every vertical in the industry. Apps provide unprecedented portability and flexibility to the businesses. The logistic providers are taking leverage of mobile applications for tracking inventory and shipments, to execute procurement transactions and reordering process, real-time collaboration with internal and external supplier partners. The apps are even helping logistic brands to know about what customers are posting about your company or brand on social media.

Logistic Management

The supply chain mobile apps can help in tracking drivers, vehicles, shipments, and clients. Mobile apps can be used to monitor the movement of the shipment across the supply chain. Mobility solutions offer efficient interaction and collaboration among warehouses.

Workforce Management

Mobile apps can help logistic provider to manage their day to day operations. The apps can be used for creating a mobile workforce. The operations manager can handle entire field operation in real time through apps. This can help logistic brands to improve productivity and efficiency of the field operations.

Inventory Optimization

For a logistics provider brand, one of the biggest challenges could be bad inventory levels which could lead to loss of revenues and maintaining inventory levels beyond the need may incur a cost. Apps can help inventory managers to automate procurement and replenishment process. Mobile apps can assist in forecasting and inventory planning.

Barcode Scanning

The mobile apps aid inventory managers to scan barcodes on the go. The advanced QR code scanners are helping in accessing data and share across platforms such as Smartphone, tablets, and computers. With the help of mobile apps, any android or iOS device can be converted into an advanced barcode scanner.

Delivery Receipt

One of the key benefits of applying mobility solutions in the logistic industry is invoicing. The mobile apps can help in generating service invoices which include shipping information, itemized list of the goods delivered. With the help of apps a centralized record of all shipping receipts, return receipts and retail details can be maintained.

Proof of Delivery

The delivery confirmation facilitated by mobile apps can help recording individual delivery assignments such as name, phone, address, parcel tracking, delivery receipt, electronic signature capture, return receipt and date of delivery.

Conclusion

Mobile applications have opened up avenues for new logistic players with restricted budgets to compete with established SME players. With a considerable low investment, mobile apps are bringing about revolutionary changes in the supply chain management. Mobility solutions help logistics players to get a competitive edge over their SME counterparts and make them run for their money.

Also read: New Era of Transportation with Embedded IoT tracking


Originally published at www.mobiloitte.com on October 19, 2016.

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