Who Needs Luck When You Have Data? A Dive into Ziing's Data-Driven Approach
Can we all agree that the only way to see patterns and insights invisible to the naked eye is through the magic lens of data? Imagine navigating a maze blindfolded versus having a map that shows you the quickest and most efficient route. The latter is thanks to the power of data.
Data empowers you to detect issues, optimize processes, and improve outcomes. In the last mile, a data-driven approach can help solve issues like inefficient routing, missed deliveries, and unhappy customers.
Below, we’ll discuss why the data-driven approach is the most effective approach to solving many last-mile delivery problems and how Ziing does it so smoothly for our clients.
Crunch Numbers, Crush Deliveries
A data-driven approach leverages data to improve supply chain and logistical operations. The question is, how? It relies on data analysis to draw patterns and insights, predict effective routes, and make informed decisions.
The global logistics market is expected to grow from $4.92 trillion in 2021 to $6.55 Trillion by 2027. The need for better logistics drives the surge in demand for better logistics management, including the adoption of technologies such as IoT, AI, and Big Data.
At Ziing, we connect GPS devices to vehicles via their OBD2 port to ensure accurate GPS location tracking and monitoring. This capability helps them provide reliable tracking information to customers and ensures they can track and improve efficiency and safety in their fleets. Many clients also use this information to supply ESG-related metrics that support and execute their values.
This data is then analyzed to identify areas where improvements can be made, such as reducing idling time, optimizing routes, and providing driver training to improve safety and fuel efficiency. For example, we helped one of our clients develop 20 routing scenarios. We also provided them with the data they needed to make more informed decisions about their routes, helping them save money and reduce their carbon footprint.
Ziing's Data-driven Approach in Action
Asset tracking is just one of many things that Ziing does to put data at the forefront. Here are some other ways we use data to improve the delivery process for our clients:
Smart Sensors: Keeping the Temperature of Sensitive Items Safe and Sound
Our ambient monitoring IoT sensors ensure that pharmaceuticals and other temperature-sensitive products like beverages and groceries are kept in optimal conditions. We regularly test new sensor options and stay up-to-date with advancements in IoT technology to ensure our clients receive the most reliable and accurate data available.
Asset Tracking: From Point A to Ziing with Peace of Mind
We deploy GPS devices and vehicle monitoring technology to track the location of deliveries and collect valuable information on driver and vehicle performance. With access to real-time data, we can reroute deliveries and optimize schedules for maximum efficiency and on-time delivery.
KPI Reporting: Insight into Your Delivery Operations
Our informative, custom KPI reports providing clients with transparency and peace of mind. By sharing temperature information, scanning compliance, on-time delivery rates, and proof of delivery percentages, we also equip them with all the insights they need to make meaningful decisions about their business.
Reroute Scenarios: Optimizing Delivery Routes for Efficiency and Cost Savings
Diagnostic and prescriptive analytics allows us to analyze various reroute scenarios based on time, efficiency, and cost benchmarks. Optimizing delivery routes helps us ensure customers receive their products as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
Order Tracking: Updates Every Step of the Way
Our chain of custody tracking ensures that each parcel is accounted for at every stage of the delivery process. Clients have real-time access to order status through our tracking portal, which displays delivery times and visual proof of delivery.
Visual Proof of Delivery: Seeing is Believing
Our drivers take multiple pictures as proof of delivery to guarantee that all deliveries are completed accurately. With visual proof of delivery, clients can see exactly where their products were delivered and who signed for them.
Why Clients Love Our Data-driven Approach
Besides having a competitive advantage over all your competitors and staying ahead of the curve (who doesn’t love those things?), there are several other benefits of our data-driven approach:
- Enhanced Efficiency: Using real-time data and analytics to monitor delivery operations, we help you identify inefficiencies and make adjustments to improve delivery times, reduce costs, and increase productivity.
- Improved Security: IoT sensors and GPS tracking devices allow for constant monitoring of delivery vehicles and packages. Beyond ensuring products are kept at the appropriate temperature and delivered to the correct location, this level of monitoring helps prevent product theft, loss, and damage.
- More Transparency: We’re all about transparency and accountability. Clients can track deliveries and see how well we’re meeting our service level agreement, helping build confidence in our team and services.
Ready to Embrace the Power of Data?
We believe in going above and beyond for our clients, and our data-driven approach helps us do just that. We provide the best possible service to clients while maximizing their ROI and customer satisfaction levels.
Ready to join us in embracing the power of data to solve the last-mile delivery puzzle?
Contact us if you’re ready to work with a partner who can give you access to the last-mile insights you need and help you grow your business exponentially.