International or Indian freight forwarding companies should understand that many a time carriers charge for the weight of the package as well as the dimensional weight.
With more technological innovations churning the sea, logistics is not what it used to be. Innovative technology is poised to disrupt supply chain logistics around the world.
With efficiency and accuracy being the by words of logistics industry, there are two focal areas where predictive analysis plays a vital role encompassing in-depth analysis of business processes influencing business decisions and ultimately customer experience even in initiating digital content based on customer engagement whilst going beyond mainstream uses into value-added services and assessment of new functionality model.
In the otherwise buoyant e-commerce scenario of India, a bump in the road is the problem of issues with the states’ sales tax department. The repercussions include failure of product delivery to the specific states or “stuck in transit” which eventually results in dissatisfied customers. The solution for this impasse between state governments and retailers, both online and offline, is the introduction of Goods and Service Tax (GST).
The advent of e-commerce in India has revolutionized the approach towards running a business for best customer satisfaction and at scale. From fashion to travel, from utility to luxury, from e-wallets to e-cabs everything is available at a click or a press. This ease and accessibility is accelerating the consumers shift in the socio-economic ladder making on-line shopping a preferred means of shopping due to its convenience and wider options.
E-commerce has seen an unprecedented growth and this trend is likely to boom in the coming years with the advent of mobile commerce. Consumers today are purchasing nearly everything online, from antiques to furnishings and grocery to electronics. Gone are those days when the retailers used to directly source goods from suppliers and manufacturers. Today, there are e-commerce fulfilment distribution centres for distributing the products..
Logistic is a dynamic industry involving planning and preparing resources. Software for key categories like freighting, inventory management, transportation and storage are critical for automating manual processes, boosting data entry and online tracking.
Cloud computing, has been changing the operating model for almost all the industries in recent years. The initial doubts about security have been addressed now and with technologies that are much advanced than they were a few years ago, every industry from ecommerce to healthcare to high-end robotic automation, are increasingly leveraging the benefits of the cloud. Any logistics unit worth its salt also needs to keep a tab on the millions of transactions that happen at any given period of time. This is where the importance of the cloud comes to the fore.
In recent times the logistics industry has gone through a paradigm shift. The demand for fast and seamless delivery between different physical points have increased manifold and to meet these new demands the approach to the practices of logistics, distribution, and delivery has changed.
The business landscape in India is changing at a rate that is faster than ever before. To keep in tune with that, the logistics industry has also evolved at a pretty fast clip. In particular, the industry has seen the rise of quality software and better operation models that are designed to deliver your goods and produces seamlessly.