To permit wholesalers to offer daily delivery to retail customers at specified times, the Atlanta-based carrier has established an array of services and pricing. The rates are based on guaranteed delivery, at a fixed charge, to the retailer of whatever product quantity is required. The charge is based on average shipment weight at a rate negotiated in advance of each 30-day planning period.

1. Increased Focus on Optimization Tools: The logistic network is driven by short-term forecasting and faces constraints such as capacity issues and network reliability. In this scenario, the need of predictability is exceeding. Some key trends that are witnessed in this field include- Network Simulation and Optimization, Predictive Analytics derived from booking velocity or booking demand data, empty asset simulation and optimization and mobile asset management.

POS system of logistics enables the managers to carry out the project management tasks efficiently by helping them to figure out the required information based on the raw data.

Logistic solutions are especially needed by militaries, which rely heavily on maintaining their line of supply, who have developed implementations that are quite advanced. Integrated Logistics Support, ILS, is used in this industry to ensure a supportable system with a strong customer service element at the lowest possible cost and still in line with maintainability, availability, reliability and other requirements. Logistics officers in the military are responsible for managing how and when resources are moved to the places needed.

Delivering the products at the right time and to the right destination requires meticulous monitoring. The tracking of cartons, pallets that are constantly loaded in and out of trains, trucks and even airplanes has to be maintained thoroughly. It is here that mobile applications enable remote access to logistics database that can simplify the task and ensure timely delivery of the products. For drivers, the GSM or the GPRS technology gives them remote access to the database while on road and they can easily find the particular goods in their trucks and update the delivery status. This enables the managers to remain well informed and provide accurate delivery status to the customers.

Modern logistics should cover more transportation means, including trucks, trains, ferry and Courier etc. Modern logistics should cover more cities besides those first-tier cities.

Retail POS may be installed without difficulty in the already existing computer that in turn put aside the expenses of buying a new PC. It assists in calculating the stock by keeping it under close watch easily and also offers security from burglary of commodities.

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