Man vs Machine

By 17th February 2021 Articles No Comments

Many logistics companies fail to see the need to make changes to processes that have worked for them for years and years. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, right? But what if the way you’re currently doing things is limiting what your company can achieve?

By maintaining the same processes and doing things exactly the same way you did them 20+ years ago, you’ve unknowingly built a concrete box around your company, meaning that your company can’t grow any bigger than the boundaries you set all those years ago. Fast forward to today, and your company is at maximum capacity because you can only handle as much business as your outdated processes can, and if you try to exceed those boundaries, cracks appear and things start to fall apart… and we’ve all been there.

It’s a huge shift changing from a legacy, labour-intensive process to a shiny, new, semi or fully automated process – a lot of adaptation is required company wide, and it can be a steep learning curve if you don’t have intuitive systems. But by implementing new software and new processes, you could completely demolish that concrete box you’ve unknowingly built around your business for good.

A lot of the time, companies call on quick solutions and often end up throwing more resource at a problem rather than fixing the root of the problem itself, which is only going to cost you more time and money in the long run. Rather than employing more staff, especially during these tough times, why not introduce a cutting edge, semi-automated or fully automated software system? It’s becoming increasingly important for everybody to stay safe, and with so many individuals working on transport yards and busy warehouses it’s hard for staff to maintain distance and avoid close contact. Some companies also still have staff on standby, meaning that other team members are having to pick up the slack and work harder than ever before, not only putting strain on those individuals but on your outdated processes as well, limiting the quality and quantity of tasks your business can accept and successfully carry out.

The team here at Data Driven have spent years fine tuning and perfecting our software solutions to not only make sure that they are future-proof, affordable and scalable, but to make them user friendly, easy to set up, and easy to maintain. Our systems use simple yet effective logic and carry out predictive analysis to run your schedules and assign tasks. Our cutting-edge Yard Management Systems are able to automatically approve drivers and vehicles on site and direct them to an empty bay, which also notifies workers that a truck needs to be loaded or unloaded, negating the need for manual input and pacing the yard trying to find misplaced or late trailers.

If you’re wanting to take your company to the next level and are contemplating a new software solution to manage your day to day tasks, please don’t hesitate to have a chat with our team – simply send us a message via our contact page.

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