Over the last decade, technology has changed the way people communicate with each other. Evolution has mostly occurred due to the full acceptance of mobile phone technology. Today almost everyone carries a smartphone in their pocket, and the best part is that this smartphone can do all the things that previously were considered tiring and time-taking. From payments to engagements, from the health sector to the entertainment industry, almost everyone has benefited from the advent of smartphones. Today mobile technology is an integral part of every business, from CEOs to CMO’s everyone is operating through mobile technology.
While every industry is fondly implementing mobile technology into their business, then how can the logistics management industry stay behind. Logistics Management is a complex process; it involves the complete flow of goods from the manufacturing unit to the point of sale. For the Logistics industry, mobile technology has created multiple new avenues that have made processes easy, simple, and useful.
Let’s look at some of the advantages of mobile logistics management:
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1. Accuracy & Transparency
The traditional method of recording inventory in paper files and documents was lengthy, tiring, and mostly inaccurate. However, mobile technology has ruled out the shortcomings of the previous process and have made inventory data easy to store, handle, and analyze. The inventory managers can now check the status of the stock with just a single click. Moreover, with the help of barcodes and QR codes, the data can be made available within seconds. All these features have brought in more accuracy and transparency to the entire inventory management process.
2. Real-Time Information Available
Traditionally data entry process for any task took days; it was collected, filed, and only then could it be made available to others. Moreover, one had to be physically present at the unit to view these data. Thanks, to mobile technology, now data is stored and made available in real-time, the best part is that this data can be accessed by technicians, managers, or others in the process from anywhere. They need to login to their mobile app and check the data. Real-time access to data has enabled inventory managers to make accurate and timely decisions.
Speed and agility are another USP of the mobile logistics system. Since the device is always in our pocket, it becomes easy to access data and perform the necessary actions immediately. Additionally, the process of approvals from higher management that would take the longest time can now be minimized as they too can use the mobile app to study requirements and provide instant approvals. Also, with the help of notifications, it is ensured that no tasks are missed.
4. Better customer service
There are various features of the mobile inventory management app; one of them is
Proof of Delivery App. Through this app feature, the delivery managers can ensure that the right product reaches the right customer at the right time. This app enables to delivery guy to capture photos or other pieces of evidence of the delivery along with the date and time and immediately upload it into the application, to notify successful delivery. This process brings more transparency into the system and avoids any customer conflicts.
By implementing the mobile logistics management system, the logistics managers can not only streamline their processes but bring more disciple, accuracy, and efficiency into the daily operations. It is one system that connects the entire organization and makes everybody accountable for their respective roles and responsibilities.