Current tracking options don’t really let us track anything
With so little knowledge currently available it is clear that using ParceLive for just a small sample of your daily shipments will greatly increase the knowledge on which you are able to base decisions about your supply chain. While factors such as location, shipper and time of year are all relevant variables it is clear that by adding ParceLive trackers to less than 20% of shipments will increase efficiency by more than 90% where the current knowledge is close to 0.
By taking the Pareto principle and applying it to logistics we can surmise that a large number of problems that arise are being caused by a small number of inputs. But how to fix these issues if we cannot identify what they are? By using sampling in order to increase efficiency, identifying and fixing these key network “black holes” could lead to the drastic reduction of the small number of issues that account for most of the problems.
Taking all of the above into account adding ParceLive to just a sample of your shipments creates the ability to understand almost all of what is happening across your network. The tracking of individual or valuable parcels stands to be effective in the case of ensuring that one parcel arrives in a timely and safe manner. However in an industry focused on volume of speed the safe delivery of all parcels is far more important and, therefore, understanding your network is vital. Ensuring that you understand 100% of what is happening in your supply chain would require adding ParceLive to each and every parcel. While the law of diminishing returns would suggest that by adding ParceLive to under 20% of your shipments you stand to gain knowledge on what is happening across more than 90% of your supply chain. Sampling in this way also ensures that the cost of creating greater network efficiency is spread across your supply chain and reduced to just pennies per shipment. Who doesn’t want to get more than 90% of the results for less than 20% of the work?
ParceLive’s unique use, return and reuse model ensures that the service is primed to work at a volume that allows for full network optimisation. This is the Truth At Scale that is promised.
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