Month: July 2020

Logistics eCommerce store

Selling online in logistics

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eCommerce in logistics?

In the post Covid19 new normal, we see that consumer behaviour has changed drastically for the better. Lockdowns have made citizens more aware of health, online purchases have increased beyond expectations, although consumption is limited to essential goods alone. This trend is going to have an impact on freight forwarding & construction logistics companies as well. The writing on the wall is clear. Adopt digital technologies, pivot, or perish.

Managing mining, construction logistics equipment

Logistics equipment rental & eCommerce. We are in the midst of another disruption this time due to the pandemic. Companies globally are trying to get on the digital bandwagon to reach out to customers  and that trend is no different in the logistics eCommerce industry 

The world is moving towards the OPEX model as far as capital expenses are concerned. In the consumer space, companies such as Airbnb, Uber, etc have made their mark in providing high quality, affordable services with the help of digital media technologies. In the mining & construction logistics eCommerce industry, managing rental equipment is a big challenge. Apart from tracking the mining logistics rented machines, the solution should measure utilization and have an alerting mechanism that helps in reducing theft of the equipment. 

eCommerce in the logistics industry
  • Offer logistics & mining equipment on rental
  • Online payment methods such as m-Pesa, Paypal, etc
  • Schedule equipment pickup and delivery slots
  • Customer order fulfilment procedures
  • Tax & statutory compliance
  • Booking of warehouse space online
  • Access to inventory levels in warehouses

In recent times, we are witnessing 3PL operators also providing smart warehousing facilities, whereby customers can utilize the storage facilities on a need basis, thereby eliminating huge expenses on setting up warehouses and related infrastructure. These facilities also have implemented smart logistics for indoor tracking of cargo inventory.  Construction logistics equipment rental made easy. Now it is possible to easily track the location, utilization, movement, working environment and staff information, besides fuel management of trucks

Equipment rental in the mining logistics industry is gaining momentum, thanks to eCommerce software for, companies can hire for short term to eliminate the need to spend on capital equipment, reduce manpower, totally do away with repair and maintenance aspects for specialized equipment such and cranes, forklifts, trailers, etc.

For mining logistics rental companies,  and freight forwarders in Africa, it is important to have integrated software that will provide the following information such as 

  • The current GPS location of the rented equipment for reducing theft
  • The manpower supplied along with rented equipment
  • Measure utilization hours of the rented equipment
  • The operating environment of the logistics equipment rented out
  • The movement of the equipment within the rented premises
  • Information on potential abuse of rented logistics equipment
  • Workshop & Maintenance of equipment
  • Reducing theft of equipment
  • Manage equipment operator training & document uploads

Our mining & construction logistics rental & eCommerce solution includes both hardware and software components that provide an integrated view for improved measurement and control of high-value capital equipment. The browser enabled software has the required functions to track the location and other parameters at intervals of 10 minutes.

managing rental equipment, logistics ecommerce, e-commerce software

Ripples-FMS logistics platform and portal software is used by leading transport logistics companies in the Asia Pacific & Africa region. Our eCommerce solutions for Rwanda is apt for modern logistics companies.

Call us to know how our logistic eCommerce solutions can help in managing rental equipment & improve your rental billing by measure utilization, reducing theft, abuse, and increase the longevity of your capital equipment.

Warehouse Management System

Managing a warehouse has always been challenging, and trends in logistics management continue to make it harder every day especially in the current uncertain times. Adopting new normal warehouse management practices and solutions help keep products flowing efficiently through the system, which is a critical factor in serving customers and securing increasing operating margins.

Smart warehouse management system, logistics

Warehouse automation solutions

Inaccurate inventory counts and poor inventory control is the most common issue facing warehouse managers. Over the period, these errors can accumulate, leaving puzzling gaps in the inventory. Inventory location problems generally develop over time, as new products are added to the inventory and tracking of goods become difficult. Inability to integrate your current warehouse management system with logistic and supply chain partners leads to manual tasks and redundancies that cost time and money and leads to inaccuracies. Suboptimal picking happens most often due to process inefficiencies in receiving or put-away tasks. Inappropriate warehouse billing systems fail to incorporate demurrage charges and track customer payments.

Warehouse Management System efficiencies.

Adopting an efficient Warehouse management system like Ripples WMS helps warehouse managers to implement industry best practices and adopt process automation within their warehouse. Moreover, Ripples-FMS  warehouse suite accompanies smart solutions for inventory tracking, condition and climatic monitoring, production planning and real-time customer communication mechanisms for enhanced process efficiency and customer experience.

Ripples WMS – Features & Benefits

End to end warehouse order mapping

WMS system tracks complete warehouse order processing details like cargo type, fleet selection, container management, warehouse storage and invoicing. Relevant documents such as POD and shipping documents can be managed online.

Warehouse zone allocation

Automatically allocates storage locations based on the characteristics of the goods to be stored. This allows the warehouse staff to know where the items will be stored and help in easy pick and packing. Indoor positioning module with bluetooth tags attached to crates and pallets can improve efficiency.

Warehouse Inventory management, tracking & control

Ripples WMS accurately records and monitor the inventory stored avoiding human errors. Inventory movements can be effectively tracked along with condition and environment monitoring of cargo that avoids misplacement /theft and damage to goods.

Cargo transportation management

Trip creation feature enables to create trips directly from the stock management screen. Own truck and customer-owned truck transportation details can be effectively managed and the WMS can be easily integrated with the Ripples freight management system.

Accurate warehouse management & Invoicing

Automatically calculate the invoice details per order with complete accuracy based on the defined warehouse invoicing parameters. Demurrage and additional warehouse charges can be effectively captured avoiding any kind of financial loss.

Smart warehouse management system

Real-time customer communications

Offer a Ripples-FMS self-service portal for your customers to monitor their cargo in real-time with regards to goods location, physical and climatic conditions and tracking goods in transit. Customers can submit online orders, upload logistics documents and monitor their invoices online that bring more visibility and transparency in your operations.

A successfully managed warehouse, one that performs reliably and efficiently, is a huge asset to any freight forwarding company. Our warehouse specialists also offer warehouse consultation services to help logistic warehouses adapt to new normal and to adopt industry best solutions and standards. 

Contact our experts to know more on Ripples-FMS Warehouse Management Systems…