Mobile Technology in Today’s Supply Chain

Delmar has had a long history of innovation and commitment to technology and is proud to be on the forefront of the rise of mobile technology, which has been meteoric in the past five years. This can be attributed to several factors. For one, the cost of mobile technology has continued to drop dramatically.
comp2 At the same time, the functionality and durability of mobile devices, ranging from smartphones (iPhone, BlackBerrys, Androids), tablets to GPS devices, has improved dramatically. If you combine this with the dropping cost and increased accessibility of mobile data coverage (such as 3G, 4G, LTE, WiMAX), it’s easy to see why. In this Internet age, there is also a consensus that the hyper-informed consumer is leading the charge towards an accelerated rate of product development, specifically in the mobile sphere.

In the world of freight forwarding and transportation, the focus is clearly about getting goods from Point A to Point B in the fastest and most cost-effective manner. That’s why it’s no surprise that mobile devices and applications have become the go-to tools for not only customers but also industry professionals looking to stay connected and manage their supply chains from anywhere.

Cloud-based proprietary systems and applications, like the DCMS, have created new possibilities for mobile communications. These mobile technologies facilitate tracking, communication, and process execution for operational people who can now input data such as arrival times, bill of lading details, and the number of SKUs unloaded, in real time, from the field, explained Adrian Gonzalez, Director of the Logistics Viewpoints blog, in an ARC survey. Freight managers and Customer Service Representatives can now respond to shipment questions and concerns from anywhere in the world. The availability of this information improves supply chain visibility and control and in turn increases efficiency and productivity.

These mobile technologies facilitate tracking, communication, and process execution for operational people who can now input data such as arrival times, bill of lading details, and the number of SKUs unloaded, in real time, from the field”

From a consumer standpoint, Delmar’s mobile solutions provide anytime-access to information through almost any mobile device. The extensive dashboard offered by the DCMS allows customers to manage purchase orders, approve bookings, request modifications, track and trace shipments, receive shipment notifications and all the while, maintain constant communication with shippers and origin offices. This immediate insight into the status of a shipment can only help operations run faster and smoother. The ability for customers to tap into the cloud at anytime, anywhere, allows them to streamline their global supply chains. All in all, mobile makes it much easier and faster to share information for suppliers, transportation providers, agents, managers and end users with each other.

Delmar has always found it critical to embrace technological change and it’s potential. This is has allowed us to constantly add value for our customers and maintain an edge in terms of what we can offer compared to other providers. What do you think about the rise of mobile technology in our industry? Leave a comment and let us know your opinion! Are you currently in need of a provider for your importing and exporting needs? Get in touch with us now at info@delmar.ca for general questions or concerns or at rates@delmar.ca for more information on our rates. You can also call us by phone, toll free, at 1-888-4-DELMAR. Also, come visit us at http://www.delmarcargo.com and connect with us on our other social media platforms!

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