Technological Concepts Trending in Delivery Management Industry
With the advancement in technology, each and every sector is finding out new ways of simplifying work with the help of digitization and automation. It is adding an altogether different angle to the business world. And same is the case in the delivery management industry. With the customers becoming more and more fussy about the time that is taken in delivery and with them demanding faster and quicker deliveries it becomes utmost important to improvise on the delivery system and make it even more efficient and quick. Along with this, going by the trends it becomes very important to also have transparency in the delivery process, right from the dispatch of the product to its delivery to the customer.
In a race to improve the last mile delivery and stay a step ahead of the competitors, here is a list of the concepts that the brands are making use of and following:
1. Quicker deliveries:
One thing is for sure, the moment you lag behind even by a single step, you have earned your competitors a potential customer. You can not be let loose at even a single point. You have to be the fastest in order to make sure you are a step ahead. Fastest delivery even to the extent of the same deliveries should be adapted to leave the customers satisfied.
2. Traceability is the key:
Along with faster deliveries customers like to be well informed at every stage of the delivery process. From dispatching of the product to its delivery they like to be well informed at each step of the process. With the advancement in GPS technology, it is possible for delivery agents can collect electronic proof of delivery when the delivery is completed.
3. Automated and unmanned deliveries:
Unmanned deliveries are the future of the last mile delivery industry. Many technologies which include the drone delivery, robot delivery, etc are being tested. This will remove all limitations that are due to the labor costs and shifts whereas with robots we will be able to make deliveries 24*7.
4. Insourcing delivery:
Outsourcing of delivery has been the recent talk of the town. There has been an upsurge in the number of people opting for third-party deliveries.
It helps cut on a lot of expenses.
5. Internet of things integrated planning:
Gone are the days when traditional methods were the only ways of delivery. Integrating the internet of things into last mile delivery helps reduce costs and monitor behavior, predict the time of delivery and much more. Modern delivery management solutions are developed using big data to forecast delivery routes, real-time traffic information, and predictive measures of the vehicle.
With the following trends and upgradation in technologies the last mile delivery set to undergo a major transformation.