The transportation industry is a long-standing industry that deals with moving people from one place to another as well as the movement of container ships transporting goods from port to port all around the globe. This industry includes the railroads and trucking networks as well as the airlines and the express shipping companies delivering goods overnight.
Although often seen as non-glamorous, the industry pervades all aspects of human life. If not for an efficient transportation industry, economies, global and domestic, would collapse.
Traditionally, transportation companies are slower in adopting the latest trends in technology. Apart from this, the transportation industry is becoming extremely complex and global in nature as compared to years passed.
In comparison with truck transportation, the railroad industry is even more conservative and traditional. The adoption of the latest technological solutions is extremely slow, while elsewhere the technological landscape is evolving quickly.
Challenges to the trucking industry are:
Fluctuating fuel prices, labor rates and regulatory changes.
Lack of visibility into shipment performance or information pertaining to accidents, breakdowns or crew availability.
Inability to manage the increased maintenance cost of the fleet due to lack of maintenance planning.
For railroad companies, the major challenges are:
Inability to allocate crew and also adhere to the prevalent labor laws of the land.
Honoring the work-hour rule for different crew categories prior to allocation.
Lack of visibility regarding the training requirements for the crew.
Inability to ensure that crew shift roll-off order/sequence is honored during crew allocation.
Inability to split the allocations across different crew groups.
CloudMoyo’s transportation solutions work towards providing a solution to enable the following:
Leveraging cloud technology to drive faster and more economical adoption, quick time to value and mobile device support.
Efficient planning of movement of goods from one location to another to either maximize asset utilization across the trucks owned/deployed by the company or to reduce the overall time taken for the movement of goods.
Real-time visibility of the transported goods, enabling swift action in case of eventualities like delays due to accidents etc.
Vehicle lifecycle and workshop management to increase vehicle availability.
Efficient crew allocation keeping in mind labor laws, work hour rules and employee skill profile.
Efficient fleet maintenance to reduce the overall fleet management expenses and increase vehicle availability, thereby resulting in even more satisfied customers.