Surely the name Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan tells you little (or nothing). Well, that's how the oldest business/hotel in history was called.
It was a building in Yamanashi (Japan), which was founded in 705 by Emperor Tanji. As incredible as it may seem, it is still in operation, and despite the dozens of generations that have passed through it, each one has the same goal: to make the business profitable.
In the case of motor transport and logistics, the profitability factor is even more accentuated. Times, costs, and punctual compliance are the main triggers in the management of operations.
From the control of deliveries, payments in time and form, and/or the location of the fleets, carriers face a series of variables that put the profitability of their business at stake.
If we add to this the lack of coordination between actors in the logistics chain and the constant need to depend on manual processes that only delay operations, then we will understand your constant concern.
Profitability in a transport company
Having a transport company represents a large amount of money invested in trucks, which must be sufficiently equipped to accommodate the different types of cargo, in addition to receiving adequate maintenance.
At the same time, an increasingly advanced logistics strategy is needed to meet all the demands of the current client (mainly regarding the digital sector).
The problem is that, as incredible as it may seem, large corporations today still resort to manual processes in their operations (including large self-service companies), which increase downtime to a superlative level.
For example, manual load assignment processes mean that operators have to stay up to a week in another city to carry it out.
In other cases, manual billing operations make them wait up to a day for the merchandise and/or cargo to be loaded or unloaded since the customer takes too long to receive the invoice.
In addition, this type of practice increases the empty kilometers, which generates a serious problem to achieve the objectives set by any company.
In Mexico, it is estimated that the excess cost for the existence of empty vehicles can reach up to 60%, even reach 90%, if a defective load distribution is added.
Likewise, the lack of a transport management system (TMS) does not allow better control of the preventive maintenance of the units, which increases their wear and tear and decreases their profitability.
Correct preventive maintenance lowers repair costs, prevents the truck from being inoperative for long periods, and can prevent fatal accidents.
TrackChain revolutionizes traditional logistics
In such a scenario, the pandemic only accelerated what we already knew, the relevance of transport companies, which need to draw logistics strategies to optimize their operations and achieve profitability.
In this sense, the speed of services, personalization, and efficiency in the management of the supply chain will enhance profitability in the operations of transport companies.
New digital tools can develop intelligent logistics, to the detriment of manual processes that only result in hundreds of phone calls a day and countless emails, time lost that will never be recovered.
TrackChain is revolutionizing all of this with a strategic operating model that drives more transparent, more agile, more efficient, and more profitable global supply chains.
The platform offers an automatic billing tool, forget about generating your invoice in the SAT and sending it by mail! With TrackChain it is done automatically with the trip data, in addition to appearing instantly on your client's portal.
That is, a process that would have taken you 3 hours will now be done in a few seconds and automatically.
All invoices are organized and digitized in a control panel for the generation of instant account statements. At the same time, users can track detailed bulk payments already made or pending.
All this will prevent you from wasting useful time on calls and emails, which will considerably increase your productivity and therefore your profitability.
Goodbye empty kilometers!
Through our patented intelligent routing algorithm, you can reduce your returns and empty kilometers. Thanks to this, you will be able to move your load once or throughout the season.
By having a more predictable volume, you can plan the availability of the equipment to avoid last-minute riots and the empty kilometers associated mainly with repositioning.
By decreasing empty kilometers, carriers can reduce shipper rates, but without spending more and with a higher profit margin.
On the other hand, TrackChain's free TMS allows you to manage your fleet, no matter how small it may be. Like large corporations, you will be able to have better control of the preventive and corrective maintenance of your units, and in this way optimize time and money.
By monitoring and providing more detailed information on the status and maintenance of the units, it will be possible to prevent irregularities and optimize delivery times.
Do not hesitate and join TrackChain right now to improve profitability in your transport company and increase profits. For your peace of mind, you can request a free demo.
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