Benefits to the Changing World of Logistics
From pillar to post and everything in between, and why it works for you
Transportation is the mode of moving items from one destination to the next by way of land, air or sea. Logistics is the art/science of managing and implementing how these items get to their destination.
The logistical beast has drastically evolved and now drives the world of transport. It’s the most crucial step to managing the expectations of local and international clients who send and receive anything and everything; from a pair of shoes bought online from a retailer in the same city, to a shipping container filled with Australian items set for 5th Avenue, New York, USA.
Here are a few points about how logistics has changed the world of transportation and delivery:
Tracking drivers and deliveries
Gone are the days when drivers would take a detour to visit a friend for tea before delivering packages a few hours behind schedule. Or, wondering why a driver has not returned from a shift.
Transportation management allows a logistics company to plan efficient travelling schedules, assess their drivers and monitor it all with real-time tracking software. Now you can work out the quickest delivery routes, who are the most reliable/unreliable drivers, and keep an eye on your team when they’re out on the road. The correct tracking and monitoring of your team is not only convenient, but financially prudent.
Cut costly mistakes
Manual entry is a hotbed for incorrectly calculated inventory and data, both of which can cost a company a fortune. This is the catalyst that drastically revolutionised the way internal processes work, and why companies turn to specialists and technology to do it right and help them save money.
Logistics systems track every shipment, the route, the amount of time it took, the fuel consumption, and drivers’ overtime; it also digitally calculates the invoicing and payments of each shipment. Each of these exercises, when not managed correctly, can cut into company profits and become a cash hole for bad decisions. Now; thanks to dynamic logistics, this can be avoided.
Stay one step ahead
Efficient logistics systems allow businesses to compete effectively with their competitors. These systems capture real-time data, allowing clients to see up-and-coming transportation trends. The resulting insights provide the opportunity to modify and change processes for additional streamlining and efficiency when transporting and managing inventory.
Businesses that move products quickly are using logistics companies to inventory all their items, fulfil orders and control the product volumes. Now, when companies are running low on items, their logistics provider advises them before the time so the line can be restocked. This has boosted the efficiency of many businesses that have fast-moving items and demanding clients.
From the moment products enter the warehouse, they are tracked, invoiced and monitored. Their place in the warehouse, their unique barcodes, movement within the premises, when they are sold, which truck they were loaded onto, where they were delivered, to whom and when, all form part of inventory management. This has made it possible for clients to maintain efficiency and stay on top of their stock production and sales.
Outsourcing logistics to specialist providers has proved that innovative logistics gives companies the freedom to focus on their businesses, while the experts distribute, sell, and manage their products.
It’s critical to partner with the right logistics company. You need a company that understands your business and its requirements, and will smooth the way for your business’s operations, transport and service delivery.
For innovative logistics solutions that are designed for the commercial and industrial transportation industries, contact AMCAP Distributors.
Warehouse digital deliveries
AMCAP is constantly looking at ways to improve processes, increase efficiencies and optimise its supply chain operations.
Over the past 12 months, the AMCAP warehouse and logistics team has been working hard to upgrade its PDA’s to ‘sign on glass’ technology. We are now pleased to advise that the testing process is complete and the technology is now live and in full operation. By fully integrating our warehouse management system with Ontime Delivery Group, AMCAP now provides a paperless track and trace delivery service option for its customers.
There are a host of other benefits to implementing the new technology including:
• Efficient and accurate collection of data
• Precise reporting
• Electronic customer notifications
• Additional order information available to customers
Customers will soon no longer need to call customer service as they will receive electronic notifications providing details of items on orders, run time and an estimated delivery time.
Car Craft Members Incentive 2016/2017
Between October 2016 and January 2017, AHG and AMCAP ran an exciting sales incentive for all Car Craft members with the opportunity to win either a Leeuwin Estate wine and food experience or a day trip to Rottnest including 18 holes of golf.
Winners of the Leeuwin Estate wine and food experience (pictured) including return flights are:
- Bowra Panel & Paint
- Lombardi Group
- Maddington Smash Repairs
- Mandurah Panel & Paint
- Mirage Spray Painters & Panel
- Peter Wilkinson & Co
- T&R’s Prestige Accident
Winners of the charter boat trip to Rottnest, gourmet luncheon and 18 holes of golf are:
- Allens Vehicle Refinishers
- AUS Smash
- Balcatta Panel & Paint
- Como Panel & Paint
- Dalco’s Accident Repair
- Damage Control
- Duracraft Accident Repair
- Gino’s Panel & Paint
- Greive Panel Beaters
- Ian Guppy & Co Smash Repairs
- J&W Zarb Car Craft
- Jandakot Accident Repair
- Karratha Panel
- McCarthy Panel & Paint
- Meltham Motors Accident
- Midland Smash Repairs
- Modern Collision Repairs
- Otto’s Accident Repair
- Rockingham Accident Repair
- Stokes & Renk Panel & Paint
- Uneeda Tyre & Smash
- Wanneroo Smash Repairs
- Wayne Phipps Smash Repairs
- West Perth Panel & Paint
We appreciate all of the Car Craft members who participated in this promotion and hope that each of the winners thoroughly enjoy their experience.
McCann Racing update
At the end of last season McCann Racing chose to sell their big 430 cubic inch motor and replace it with a GM crate motor. Despite having a winter series win over the off season, the team were still quite anxious as to how they would perform at some of the bigger tracks in Australia’s toughest Dirt Late Model series.
The Pro Dirt Series season is currently underway with six rounds down and Veronica and her team currently sit comfortably in 9th position in the championship standings.
Mid-January saw the Perth Motorplex hold the inaugural Late Model Nationals, a new blue ribbon event that drew competition from the USA and East Coast. After two nights of qualifying events, team McCann were sitting 10th highest on points which put them out of the starting position for the main event. After a gruelling 40 laps of racing, the AMCAP sponsored #50 crossed the line in 7th place, the 4th Australian across the line.
The team is very happy with its current position at this stage of the competition and are looking forward to learning more about the car and motor combination throughout the season with a view to further improve their rankings.
The coming weeks will be the busiest of the season as the USA invasion tour gets underway in Collie and Albany. The West Australian state title is next up and will be held at the Perth Motorplex on January 28. The very next week the racing season returns to the Pro Dirt Series in Manjimup and then the team will regroup in Perth and load up to head over to Warrnambool, Victoria to compete in the Australian Late Model title.