Suomen Kaukokiito Oy is Finland’s leading private logistics company. It manages 3.5 million shipments annually.
It’s out with the old and in with the new. Logistics companies need to adopt new technologies to ensure their delivery operations meet future demand.
In a business world defined by connectivity, speed of service and quality customer care, the pressure to deliver the goods is mounting. The fast-changing and demanding nature of transport and logistics means your teams need the right equipment to successfully fulfil customers’ requests.
The time was when buying mobile devices for drivers and warehouse teams, you faced a tricky decision. Your users almost certainly wanted a consumer device. However, your procurement team may have worried that the devices would be too fragile to work all day everyday indoors, let alone on the road with drivers; fragility that could lead to a high degree of failures. But now, things are easier.
With online sales projected to top $20 trillion by 2020 , demand for delivery services is rising. Growth comes with challenges – customers are pressing for ever faster delivery, environmental and compliance legislation are changing constantly, automation is set to radically disrupt things and agile competitors are circling. With a greater need to help teams and drivers work more effectively mobile devices, that were initially rolled out to provide proof of delivery (PoD), could be doing much more.
Are you exposed to security risks?
Security has never been a bigger priority.
As we’ve seen all too vividly of late, a cyberattack can cause major damage to reputation, customer trust, and, your bottom line. Outdated IT systems leave the door open for hackers and cyber criminals. And the mobile space could be the next target.
Enterprises need to be proactive to understand the security risk and take the appropriate proactive and defensive measures that protect your data, your devices and gives you peace of mind.
LifeGuard™ for Android™ is Zebra’s software security solution that extends the lifecycle of Zebra Android enterprise mobile computers. It adds years of OS security support to bring your devices into line with the enterprise hardware lifecycle, helping your business significantly lower total cost of ownership.
In professional sport, things are so tight between top athletes that organizations such as British Cycling have created a science around the theory of marginal gains. Technology in some ways is like this too. When there’s a plateau in innovation, companies rely on tweaks to workflows to look for small efficiency gains. But where business can differ from sport is that we see periodic bursts of innovation – innovation that can offer big advantages.
Ever paused to think about how supermarket shelves are stocked and the army of unseen logistics firms that make sure everything we need is there when we want it? Palmer and Harvey in the UK is one such hero business.
Zebra’s solutions are deployed worldwide. And, while many customers focus on one market, others cover multiple countries. One thing they all have in common is that all are individual, all are complex and all require robust solutions. One such company is DB Schenker Logistics, a global leader in transportation and logistics. With annual revenues of around €15bn, it employs 65,000 people across 2,000 locations worldwide.
Efficiency, productivity and accuracy – the 3 main goals in the warehouse have changed little over the years. But now, more than ever, there’s a need to find new ways to boost performance with 76% of warehouses planning to have more locations and be shipping more items by 2020 and the move to same-day deliveries gaining pace.