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Logistics Apps: Potential To Mobilize The Entire Industry
16. April 2020 at 00:02
Uber-like app solutions are already popular in the transportation and cab industry with growing number of taxi businesses investing in their own white label taxi app to stay competitive and grow their businesses. Not to be left behind, the logistics industry that covers trucking and freight businesses, cargo delivery companies, pickup and delivery services, etc., are also embracing mobile apps like never before. The driving force is clear.

2016 and 2017 have seen a lot of dynamic activity in the logistics and transportation industry. Some interesting industry trends are being witnessed at a global level. Interested to check what these trends are? Then read on


  1. Traditional supply chains are being fragmented into smaller manageable parts – including nearshore and offshore locations. Also, the number of connections within the route is increasing to cater to the growing popularity of on-demand delivery services marked by shorter delivery time and significantly better overall experience.
  2. Shipping and transportation of goods have moved from being a tactical choice to a strategic choice with massive business critical ramifications. One key reason behind this rationale is that players are increasingly recognizing the immense revenue generation capabilities this industry offers.
  3. Another trend that we are seeing is the dramatic increase in the number of shipments of high-value items, fragile devices, oLogistics Appsr sensitive equipment like pharmaceutical goods that demand a superior level of packaging and transportation/ warehousing care.
  4. The tranIt is apparent that with shifting preferences, challenges facing supply chain management, mobile workforce management, spikes in demand and supply and more, there is a pressing need to embrace mobile technology to address the challenges and tap into the opportunities being created. Mobile apps for logistics and transportation industry can improve productivity, optimize processes, reduce costs, increase profitability and improve customer satisfaction.sportation industry is seeing a massive influx in the business to business niche, primarily driven by the online retail boom. As a result, there is a greater emphasis now on transparency, location/ asset tracking, and efficient logistics management.

It is apparent that with shifting preferences, challenges facing supply chain management, mobile workforce management, spikes in demand and supply and more, there is a pressing need to embrace mobile technology to address the challenges and tap into the opportunities being created. Mobile apps for logistics and transportation industry can improve productivity, optimize processes, reduce costs, increase profitability and improve customer satisfaction.


The dual good news of increasing value and shrinking costs have made it possible for mobile technology to penetrate the transportation and logistics industry. The advantages offered by embracing app based mobility in the ironically mobile logistics industry can be a transformative force.



What can mobile apps for logistics do?

Uber-like app solutions are already popular in the transportation and cab industry with growing number of taxi businesses investing in their own white label taxi app to stay competitive and grow their businesses. Not to be left behind, the logistics industry that covers trucking and freight businesses, cargo delivery companies, pickup and delivery services, etc., are also embracing mobile apps like never before. The driving force is clear. Benefits include cost decline, enhanced operational efficiency, increased productivity, and incredible user experience in the overall supply chain management and package delivery process. A well-functioning and feature-rich logistics app can help eliminate complex logistics problems and solutions easily.


Here are some avenues that face challenges in the logistics industry where using a mobile app can be the right solution.

Management of warehouse and yard

With scanning of goods arriving and going out of the warehouse, it becomes easier and error-free to track the products, equipment, good, storage etc. Supervisors get quick access to up-to-date data on automated logging of ids of these goods and avoid human errors and sync quickly with the main database.


Flexibility to optimize routes and delivery schedules

The ability to get insights on transportation routes and optimize delivery schedules is a great asset in ensuring maximum business efficiency in supply chain management. Additionally, a good app for logistics creates new opportunities for a sustainable partnership between the logistics company and the customer, thus leading to enhanced customer loyalty.


While building digital products our teams focus on user-friendly flow, attractive visuals, and performance. Accessibility is overlooked in most of these scenarios and final product suffer from bad usability issues or no usability at all in some case for visually impaired people. 


We live in a world where approximately 1.3 billion people live with some form of visual impairment, out of these nearly 36 million people are blind and 217 million people are moderate to severe level visually impaired. Having such a huge number of visually impaired people is a big shout for the digital community for inclusiveness. It is not just our responsibility, but we are morally obligated to serve this big community.


What is Accessibility?

Accessibility in design allows people with diverse abilities to access, understand and perform the desired action with digital products. Improving the accessibility of product enhances the usability of the interface for people with low vision, blindness, hearing impairments, cognitive impairments, motor impairments, and all other users. It not only improves the usability of products for people with disability but makes a product much easier to use for the rest of all users. People with disabilities use assistive technologies, like screen readers, braille and assistive keyboards for navigating websites and applications.


Accessibility is for Inclusiveness

Often it is mistaken by product teams, design accessibility is only for visually impaired people, that is a half-truth. There are designs with bad usability, they suffer accessibility issues even when used by people with no disability. Imagine a digital interface, where reading is difficult because of low contrast or small type size. Now think how difficult would it be to read the same copy for people with weak eyesight.



Cite This Article As: Ritesh Patil. "Logistics Apps: Potential To Mobilize The Entire Industry." International Youth Journal, 16. April 2020.

Link To Article: https://youth-journal.org/logistics-apps-potential-to-mobilize-the-entire-industry





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