Landside Logistics

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Landside Logistics involves rail, road, and intermodal transport, addressing complexities like load management, cross-docking, full and less-than-full truck loads, first/last mile planning, and route optimization. Our industry-specific solutions offer end-to-end visibility across diverse modalities, tailored to meet your business objectives. 

Challenges in Landside Logistics

Landside logistics, referring to the movement of goods and materials on land, faces various challenges that can impact the efficiency and effectiveness of the supply chain. Some key challenges include:

Infrastructure Limitations: Inadequate or outdated transportation infrastructure, such as roads, railways, and ports, can hinder the smooth flow of goods, leading to delays and increased costs.

 Traffic Congestion: High traffic volumes in urban areas and transportation hubs can result in significant delays and unpredictability in delivery times. This congestion can also increase fuel consumption and emissions.

Regulatory Compliance: Adhering to complex and evolving transportation regulations, including safety standards, environmental requirements, and customs procedures, poses a challenge for logistics operators.

Last-Mile Delivery: Delivering goods to the final destination, especially in urban areas, presents challenges due to limited access, parking restrictions, and the need for precise and timely deliveries.

Supply Chain Visibility: Limited real-time visibility into the entire supply chain can lead to inefficiencies, making it difficult to anticipate and respond to disruptions promptly.

Technology Integration: The adoption and integration of advanced technologies such as GPS tracking, RFID, and data analytics can be challenging for some logistics providers, impacting their ability to optimize operations.

 Labor Shortages: A shortage of skilled labor, particularly truck drivers and warehouse staff, can lead to delays and increased costs for landside logistics operations.

Environmental Impact: Increasing awareness of environmental sustainability requires logistics companies to address the carbon footprint of their operations, necessitating the adoption of eco-friendly practices and technologies.

Weather and Natural Disasters: Unpredictable weather conditions and natural disasters can disrupt landside logistics, causing delays, damage to goods, and safety concerns for personnel.

Successfully addressing these challenges often requires a holistic approach involving collaboration between stakeholders, leveraging technology, and adapting to evolving regulatory and environmental standards.

Let Ab Ovo help you create sustainable IT solutions to your challenges, planning, digitization, calculate different planning scenario’s and provide insights into your logistics. We will help you solve these puzzles and ensure you take the right decisions.

Logistics Solutions Made for You

We enable you to optimize your supply chain in the dynamic world of complex (intermodal) planning puzzles.  Our solutions provide the answer to many of your challenges such as the need for optimal route & load/unload planning or optimizing outbound planning. 

We have developed solutions supporting you with special requirements in the supply chain – which are not covered by traditional optimization tools. With our industry knowledge and best practices, we ensure business value by reducing costs and increasing profit margins. We dare to say that we stimulate growth and sustainability with our strong predictive and prescriptive analytics capabilities. Our solutions include: 

  • Operations ERP
  • Route Planning Optimization
  • Driver planning
  • Load Planning
  • Last Mile optimization
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Transport Margin Dashboard
  • Distribution Network Planning
  • Depot to store planning 
  • Container repositioning 
  • Cross-docking 

Our Solutions – Your Benefits

We begin each project by defining the strategy for the value we can bring to our customers. For landside logistics, the benefits include: 

  • Reduction of carbon footprint: Optimal route planning and load consolidation minimize unnecessary miles traveled and emissions, contributing to environmental sustainability efforts. 
  • Decrease transport costs: Optimize routes and modes to reduce expenses. 
  • Faster delivery of products: Streamline processes for quicker shipments. 
  • Reduction of delivery costs: Minimize delays and errors to cut overall expenses. 
  • Better utilization of workforce: Optimize labor resources for efficiency. 
  • Optimized asset utilization: Efficient planning maximizes the use of transportation assets such as trucks and warehouses, reducing idle time and improving overall asset productivity. 
  • Improvement of planning quality, transparency, and reliability: Enhance accuracy and communication for better logistics planning. 

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