Transport Logistics cost savings

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Ripples-FMS transport logistics costs savings software

Transport logistics cost reduction ideas

With 2 decades of existence in the African markets, Ripples-FMS is a Transport logistics management Software that offers a measurable return for your investments in digital automation through effective optimization of your warehouse & back-office operations. The Ripples-FMS freight forwarding logistics savings model is already proven that the results are greater than the money invested by our clients.

That’s what it simply means that clients will have Return on Investment (ROI) within a short time after adopting Ripples-FMS for logistics cost management for their organization.

Ineffective utilization of transporting vehicles

How can logistics reduce costs? One of the primary concerns for most transporting organizations is a low rate of trips per month for their vehicles. This is due to a lack of route optimization systems and the inability to deploy cargo tracking technology across various locations. Potential logistic companies capable to operate more trips per month are unable to tap the opportunity with old manual processing and legacy logistics software systems. Most of this is due to poor logistics cost optimization models. Read about Teltonika cold chain traceability solutions.

Cost of freight forwarding business & customer growth

As per a recent survey, 60% of logistics companies find it very difficult to communicate real-time information such as inventory location, truck status, shipment status, delivery time, etc to their customers and maintain strong business relationships.

Many logistics companies in the African region lack proper customer relations management tools and logistics platform solutions that offer higher customer independence to access online information, This is going to become a key strategy to logistics business and customer growth in a post Covid19 era. Cross-border documentation works are reduced considerably after implementing Ripples-FMS.

Strategies to reduce freight logistics cost

Effective and real-time info is key to strategic decision-making for logistics operators and their clients. Most freight forwarding providers lack the right automation for logistics MIS, business analysis, customer self-service, logistics cost reduction ppt, etc.

Management reports are crucial to reduce operating expenses and unleash potential revenues in the business.

Purchase management, control & Theft

Ineffectiveness & revenue leakage in the following areas:

  • Misused consumption of vehicle spare parts
  • Theft of tires and spare parts 
  • Theft of cargo during the journey
  • Poor fuel management
  • Issue of wrong invoices

Empty running of trucks & truck delays

Each empty km run by the truck is an expense for the transporter. Most often trucks need to run empty kilometers as logistic companies are lacking proper info on goods pending to be transported from their branches to various locations. As per research, truck delays at various points (border clearance, workshop offloading, route optimization, documentation, etc.) result in a loss of US$ 240 per day. As a result, it is difficult to get a return on investment.

Lack of alerts, driver assessment & rating

Alerts w.r.t truck license expiry, export permits expiry, vehicle service due, and driver license expiry are most often absent in legacy manual and old software systems. Absence of driver performance rating systems to identify problematic and under-performing drivers are often absent which increases average driver expense per month. Optimization of logistics operations will help streamline processes and to improve customer experience.

Ripples-FMS being a standardized freight forwarding software comes with world-class product quality, robust architecture, and fail-safe technology. The solution is completely built from a customer-oriented perspective addressing the pain points of parcel operators, fleet owners, and giant cargo movers. 

Ripples-FMS transport logistics cost savings software
  • Ripples-FMS features a centralized online inquiry system, efficient tracking of consignments from any branch office, tracking of underutilized trucks, and a route planner facility that helps to increase the rate of trips per truck and avoid running of empty kilometers during round trips.
  • Online customer invoice portals and two-way SMS for customer interactions help to communicate real-time info and result in more customer transparency.
  • Management information system with dashboards, Branch wise revenue and expense analysis, stock analysis, traffic analysis, booking, and dispatch analysis backed by more than 200+ management reports help for real-time strategic information and decision making.
  • Centralized inventory monitoring module alerts misused consumption of spare parts and do accurate cost allocation and fuel issue to the fleet. Wrong invoices and malpractices in trip expense billing that forms a standard 1 % loss of total revenue in the industry are no more concern through Ripples-FMS logistics invoice template and expense configurations.
  • Ripples-FMS alerts users on fleet management and driver license expiry to avoid unnecessary fines during trips. It monitors annual maintenance contracts, tracks breakdown, and repair history, and thus ensures optimum asset utilization. Driver ranking and behavior tracking system in Ripples-FMS ranks drivers based on previous trips.
  • Ripples-FMS facilitates enhanced logistics document management that helps users to scan, index, store, retrieve and print important border and port documents, and dispatch documents that reduce delays at various process points.
  • Warehouse Inventory tracking, monitoring solutions to eliminate cargo theft during the journey, theft of tires, environment monitoring solutions to track temperature and humidity for perishable goods, tracking of spillage of hazardous chemicals, and so on.

Ripples-FMS transport logistics cost savings

The Ripples-FMS ROI benefits cover a wide breadth of parameters within the transportation and logistics management process. Our basic ROI calculations for logistic companies demonstrate that there is certainly a huge amount of money that can be saved through a software-enabled process and workflow automation. 

A sample benefit & cost savings ROI chart for transport logistic companies

Problem Scenario post Ripples-FMS implementation Cost savings
Empty km run by trucks X % of the average empty km per month has been reduced. 9999.99
Increased spare parts consumption X % of Avg Spares Issued per month has been reduced 9999.00
……….. ………………. xxxxx

Calculating return on investment can help you understand what’s working and not working in your business and bring significant changes. Like the above, Ripples-FMS is equipped with researched calculations that can demonstrate the benefits based on 10 + industry parameters once the Ripples-FMS software is deployed. 

Contact our experts to know more about Ripples-FMS Transport Logistics cost savings Software and understand your potential Freight forwarding & logistics cost savings through our well-researched and proven implementation models.

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