The technological advancements of the last decade mean that many industries are in the midst of, or preparing for, significant changes in the way they operate. This is perhaps most obvious in the logistics industry, where uptake has generally been slow and opportunities to capitalise on the latest technology have often been missed. As the world changes around them, logistics companies are now dealing with a new range of problems and a new wave of customers with vastly different expectations.
Each individual aspect of the supply chain, from warehouse to last-mile delivery, has inputs and outputs that can be collected, analysed and reported on. More often than not it is simply collected and then sat on. Each data set has stories to tell and secrets to unlock that have the power to transform the way the industry works. The pressures that logistics companies now face mean that this is no longer a choice, or an item on the wish-list, but a necessity. Those that fall behind in the uptake will fail to compete at the top level.
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Through working with DSCallards and SAP BusinessObjects, Agility Chemical Logistics has significantly improved customer service and business results in one year through enhanced procurement and a deeper and more intelligent customer engagement. This has shifted management time from repetitive tasks to strategy and is changing the way the business operates from reacting to events, to seeking enhanced solutions and service improvements.
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