|Deliver Goods without Guzzling Gas
Near $5 a gallon gas prices have pushed business owners to evaluate transportation and delivery costs to eliminate wasteful habits. Tools like sophisticated tracking technologies and specialized logistics software are key to saving money for distributors.
According to an article by Fox Business, many companies provide GPS tracking that evaluates routes, driving speed, and stops to increase productivity and efficiency.
UPS, the international package delivery service, is no stranger to the need to reduce transportation costs. UPS Roadnet technologies are designed to reduce miles driven and driver overtime, as well as improve driver performance and accountability. UPS even offers an ROI calculator to estimate savings.
For greater value, a wholesalers' in-house distribution software should work hand-in-hand with their logistics provider's technology just like ADS Solutions' Advantage software does with UPS Roadnet. Combining these tools results in added savings. For example, with Advantage and Roadnet, pick tickets can be sorted by delivery route so goods are loaded in the reverse order that they will be delivered making deliveries quicker and easier. When logistics influences business practices distributors benefit with fewer mistakes and increased fuel savings.