Logistics and transportation sector challenges

14 March 2019

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Effective fleet operators and logistics managers are increasingly reliant on AI (artificial intelligence) to monitor and improve the efficiency of their fleets. Real-time mobile tracking and fleet management solutions have transformed the logistics sector of today.

The ever-growing requirement from manufacturers for “just-in-time” delivery of components and the rise of online shopping, so often requiring next day dispatch or delivery, combined with pressure on the UK transport infrastructure, is leaving many fleet managers and logistics operators feeling like they are playing a constant game of catch-up.

The additional pressure to ensure that drivers are operating safely and driving economically would be almost impossible to manage without modern vehicle technology.

Real-time location intelligence is critical for business operations to remain competitive, including road conditions data to calculate the most efficient routes from multiple start points and waypoints is invaluable.

Some mapping suppliers services allow your maps to automatically update with real-time route and traffic flow details updated based on what’s happening the roads.

Rokk understands the day-to-day and longer-term concerns affecting the transport and logistics sector and assist clients in the development of digital logistics and other business solutions that solve challenges. This includes streamlining business processes and empowering field service teams to meet their responsibilities using intuitive bespoke software and mobile applications whilst out of office and warehouse locations.

Rokk can develop GPS tracking mobile apps designed to be easy to use and functional for field workers or commercial drivers. Their team is experienced in discussing client challenges and working together to design bespoke software or mobile solutions such as, given the rise of electric vehicles, a map of charging points.

Large commercial vehicles need specially designed routes that take into account elements such as low bridges, weight restrictions, space for turning, speed limits and specific legal requirements, Rokk will design an app tailored to your specific requirements whatever the size and scale of your fleet.

Rokk’s tailored tracking solutions are hardware-agnostic, global, reliable and secure. This enables trackers and devices to report their location via IoT (Internet of Things) technology with minimal data and power consumption, increasing the reliability and practicality of mobile asset tracking. For example, taxi or delivery fleet managers can bring IoT and search capabilities together to direct GPS-enabled, connected vehicles to specific POIs (points of interest).

With a combination of Wi-Fi and cell signals, tracking can also work without satellite positioning to further increase dependability. The tracking easily integrates into existing cloud services via various APIs.

McKinsey research suggests, on average, companies that aggressively digitise their supply chains can expect to boost annual growth of earnings before interest and taxes by 3.2% and annual revenue growth by 2.3 %.

Working with Rokk to develop a digital logistics solution can lower your administrative costs and increase efficiency by reducing the complexity of fleet management allowing you to see a real return on your investment within months.

First published in Bristol Business Post 10th March 2019.

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