Archive for July, 2017

According to a November 2016 report by McKinsey & Co on The Changing Market for Food Delivery, the worldwide market for food delivery is estimated to be worth €83 billion, accounting for 1% of the total food market and 4% of the food sold through both fast-food chains and restaurants. The report went on to predict that the global food market was expected to witness an overall annual growth of 3.5% over the next five years.

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With our lives getting busier by the day, giving us less and less time to cook at home, Americans are increasingly using food delivery services. According to a November 2016 Statista survey, 20% of Americans use food delivery services at least once a week, with consumer spending on food delivery standing at about $30 billion in 2015.

With more and more consumers looking for food delivered to their doorstep, is your restaurant ready to take on the challenges of last mile delivery?

DELIVERY MANAGEMENT IS THE SOLUTION

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Yes, technology comes to the rescue once again. The consumer today is very tech-savvy, has higher expectations from any service delivery and does not hesitate to shift loyalties. Of course, there are options like GrubHub that ease the process for small restaurants, offering crucial services such as OrderHub, DeliveryHub and more. So, you, as a restaurant owner, are freed from the trouble of having to find solutions for food ordering and delivery. In fact, in an article on “The GrubHub Effect,” business loan provider, Fundera, estimated that as of December 2016, GrubHub had expanded across 900 cities, working with 35,000 restaurants and taking 220,000 orders per day.

On the other hand, even with a little awareness of the delivery management software solutions available today, small restaurants need not depend on a third party to ensure business success and efficient last mile delivery. There are excellent delivery management solutions that are comprehensive and powerful, allowing a business to streamline its communication across its mobile workforce. A spokesperson for KeySoftwareSystems explained that it is possible to find software that worked across all the major mobile platforms, including Android, iOS and Windows.

Such solutions are not only easy to use, they are simple to deploy and customizable to the specific needs of your business. You then get the benefits of real-time data synchronization, asset tracking, regular reports that help you monitor process and modify where needed; along with capabilities such as barcode scanning, signature capture, shared stops, GPS tracking and much more.

The key to success when it comes to food delivery is to get the logistics right. The way to make logistics seamless, efficient and cost-effective is to use technology to your advantage.

 

As much as we may enjoy seeing certain supply chain myths pop up time and time again, we feel that it’s time we address them once and for all. With that in mind, here’s a look at five of the most popular supply chain myths, as well as a quick overview of why they’re completely wrong.

1. A GOOD STRATEGY MEANS LOWERING COSTS

While it sounds good in theory to constantly be looking at the bottom line, the truth is that the effectiveness of a supply chain extends beyond its total cost. Although there are certainly smart ways to lower costs and improve efficiency, there are also plenty of ways that will only serve to hurt your business in the long run. That’s why we put so much effort into designing our delivery software, as it can ensure that businesses don’t cut costs in other important areas.

2. A GOOD STRATEGY IS ALWAYS APPLICABLE

As tempting as it may be to try and develop a singular strategy for all of your supply chain needs, the truth is that different products demand different strategies. This is why a courier management software is so important, as it can help bolster communication and ensure that everyone is on the same page at all times. By developing different strategies for different products, each strategy will be able to react and adapt to changing needs as necessary. This is especially true for companies that regularly deal with a variety of products.

3. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS MUST BE TECH EXPERTS

“Strong functional and technical experience required,” a requirement found on many supply chain manager job postings. While having technical skills is important, software has become user-friendly, and skills like communication, leadership and cross-functional awareness are important as well. Nowadays, the idea of supply chain has broadened to include more areas; therefore, a more broad range of skills is required to be a successful supply chain manager. Skills from understanding business strategy and people skills in combination with technical knowledge is required to be successful supply chain leaders. While it is always great to be an expert in one specific area, it is more beneficial to have a wider range of skills.

4. A GOOD STRATEGY DOESN’T NEED THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY

There are many businesses that are stuck in the past and think this whole technology thing is just a very resilient fad. We understand the value in sticking with what’s comfortable, but the key is to find a balance between efficiency and comfort. If your business hasn’t invested in a dispatch management software yet, then that might be the reason for your drop in overall performance. Although not everything needs to be automated, there are still plenty of tools available right now that can help streamline your existing process.

5. A GOOD STRATEGY DOESN’T CARE ABOUT CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

CSR may seem unnecessary, and perhaps even costly, but it can have a positive impact on not just your local community, but your business as well. When companies start thinking creatively about how to improve their supply chain and make it environmentally conscious, unexpected benefits can develop. If you want to create a truly sustainable supply chain system, then you’ll want to also think long and hard about the social responsibility of your business.

July 7, 2017

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As much as we may enjoy seeing certain supply chain myths pop up time and time again, we feel that it’s time we address them once and for all. With that in mind, here’s a look at five of the most popular supply chain myths, as well as a quick overview of why they’re completely wrong.

1. A GOOD STRATEGY MEANS LOWERING COSTS

While it sounds good in theory to constantly be looking at the bottom line, the truth is that the effectiveness of a supply chain extends beyond its total cost. Although there are certainly smart ways to lower costs and improve efficiency, there are also plenty of ways that will only serve to hurt your business in the long run. That’s why we put so much effort into designing our delivery software, as it can ensure that businesses don’t cut costs in other important areas.

2. A GOOD STRATEGY IS ALWAYS APPLICABLE

As tempting as it may be to try and develop a singular strategy for all of your supply chain needs, the truth is that different products demand different strategies. This is why a courier management software is so important, as it can help bolster communication and ensure that everyone is on the same page at all times. By developing different strategies for different products, each strategy will be able to react and adapt to changing needs as necessary. This is especially true for companies that regularly deal with a variety of products.

3. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS MUST BE TECH EXPERTS

“Strong functional and technical experience required,” a requirement found on many supply chain manager job postings. While having technical skills is important, software has become user-friendly, and skills like communication, leadership and cross-functional awareness are important as well. Nowadays, the idea of supply chain has broadened to include more areas; therefore, a more broad range of skills is required to be a successful supply chain manager. Skills from understanding business strategy and people skills in combination with technical knowledge is required to be successful supply chain leaders. While it is always great to be an expert in one specific area, it is more beneficial to have a wider range of skills.

4. A GOOD STRATEGY DOESN’T NEED THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY

There are many businesses that are stuck in the past and think this whole technology thing is just a very resilient fad. We understand the value in sticking with what’s comfortable, but the key is to find a balance between efficiency and comfort. If your business hasn’t invested in a dispatch management software yet, then that might be the reason for your drop in overall performance. Although not everything needs to be automated, there are still plenty of tools available right now that can help streamline your existing process.

5. A GOOD STRATEGY DOESN’T CARE ABOUT CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

CSR may seem unnecessary, and perhaps even costly, but it can have a positive impact on not just your local community, but your business as well. When companies start thinking creatively about how to improve their supply chain and make it environmentally conscious, unexpected benefits can develop. If you want to create a truly sustainable supply chain system, then you’ll want to also think long and hard about the social responsibility of your business.

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