Labor costs is one of the most substantial costs of doing business, and in the face of rising costs, it’s understandable that companies are looking to reduce their labor spending. One way to do that is to cut out unproductive time.
Supply chain planners usually rely on forecasts from outdated spreadsheets to perform their daily decision making, and the forecast is oftentimes out of alignment.
Which is unfortunate, considering hauling accounts for an estimated 15% to 20% of total material costs for materials that may or may not even be needed. Innovations to better route trucks, automate processes, improve driver safety, and eliminate empty miles can result in getting more done in less time.
Technology solutions can maximize efficiencies and reduce wasted man hours through real-time data and improved communication between partners.
Unnecessary work processes are eliminated with a supply chain visibility solution that allows all partners to view in real time what materials are needed, when they need to be ordered/delivered, and when they will arrive. The tool can help minimize empty miles, underutilization of assets, and misallocation of resources to maximize your profit.
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