The last mile logistics landscape is littered with complex challenges. Here’s how situational awareness technologies can streamline the supply chain for efficiency and customer satisfaction.
A popular donut sells out before 9 a.m. A brake pad flies off the shelves. Customers want more, now, but that’s easier said than done. Last mile delivery solutions are meant for situations like these, but currently require time-draining, ad hoc coordination across the supply chain. Here’s how implementing the right technologies could provide a better solution for transportation companies and their customers alike.
The Challenges of the Last Mile
Out-of-stock situations mean lost revenues in the short-term, and lost customers in the long run. In these situations, customers turn to last mile delivery solutions — but the solutions of yesterday leave much to be desired:
Technology Brings Solutions for Last Mile Delivery
Luckily, there’s a better way. With low-cost IoT sensors, plus the powerful capabilities of a situational awareness platform, all parties across the supply chain can participate in a more streamlined operation and overcome last mile delivery challenges. The following IoT capabilities are just a few examples of how last mile delivery technology can benefit the supply chain:
Why the Last Mile Needs Situational Awareness
Of course, all the information being generated by these IoT technologies needs to be actionable — otherwise, it will only be a burden. To deliver actionability, a situational awareness platform can integrate real-time data with transportation management software and other systems. Giving stakeholders throughout the supply chain the ability to work from a common operational picture, situational awareness platforms can transform last mile delivery with:
For more information on how situational awareness technology can solve common last mile issues for retailers, suppliers, and truck drivers, download our infographic: Situational Awareness Technology Brings Agility to the Last Mile.