9 July 2020

From the warehouse to distribution: What does Data Analytics offer you?

65% of those responsible for logistics, supply chain and transportation recognise the need to reformulate existing models and add flexibility to business operations, to guarantee the entire omnichannel distribution, reduce costs and respond to the constantly changing consumer demand, according to a recent research conducted by Forbes Insights.

The complex and dynamic nature of the logistics and distribution department requires organizations to look closely at the technological solutions on the market. Presently, transparency, agility, and efficiency are added value that is imposed on any department of the organization, and of course, the logistics and distribution area is not superseded and only gains if you look at your data, and turn them into insights for higher efficiency and profitability.

Logistics is one of the most complexes areas and generates the most data within the organization. Customers and Partners continually demand improved operations management with efficient deliveries, at the best costs. Having a Data Analytics solution that allows you to take insights from this stored data will provide you with more accurate and appropriate decision-making.

Also, the use of accurate predictive analysis is now a necessity that will allow you to know the customers’ behaviour through historical data, make deliveries on time with more efficient routes and reduce inventory errors.

How to make deliveries faster and optimise delivery routes? How to reduce distribution costs and reduce errors? What complementary services gratify customers?

From orders to delivery consolidation, the entire chain can be optimised. With a focus on quality and process efficiency, the manager, through Data Analytics solutions, has at his disposal concrete and useful information that allows him to make the best decisions and identify the weak points to improve.

With an integrated view of the logistics chain, it is possible to optimise deliveries, understand the most efficient routes, accurately control delivery times and make effective order management. The technological solutions adjusted to your reality allows you to have these systems working in real-time for all operations, both nationally and globally.

A study by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals revealed that 93% of transporters and 98% of outsourced logistics companies feel that data-based decision-making is crucial for supply chain activities, and 71% believe that the big data improves quality and performance.

By having access to the principal indicators, Data Analytics will allow you to improve the entire logistics chain, make demand forecasts to make deliveries on time and thus reduce costs and waste, besides to enhancing the customer experience. By optimizing the most routine tasks, you will also gain in productivity and in all operational processes, which will directly impact distribution.

If internally, the entire organization gains in celerity, productivity and efficiency, Data Analytics solutions also allow you to increase the fluidity in the relationship with customers and suppliers, making operations faster and simpler.

Therefore, you gain absolute control from the moment you receive an order until delivered to your final customer. It also has efficient picking processes, transportation management systems to monitor and manage deliveries and deadlines, as well as more effective audits.

With the data at your fingertips, the entire logistics chain gains flexibility and agility that will bring added value to the business, differentiation and increased sales.

With the most disruptive solutions on the market at your disposal, delivery performance can be optimised by defining the best possible route, estimating the time needed and the type of conditions suitable for distribution.

Operations are optimised with complete control of the warehouse until delivery. With an excellent service at reduced costs allows an optimisation of the inventory with an accurate knowledge of the demand and the main market trends because by better knowing your customers and needs, you can manage the stock, adjust costs and increase profitability.

With a more transparent, automated and efficient supply chain, organizations can increase their profitability and responsiveness in the face of an increasingly demanding and competitive market.

Undoubtedly, Data Analytics has brought real competitive advantages to logistics and distribution organizations.

Are you ready to increase productivity, minimize errors and put your company one step ahead of the competition?