The logistics industry has traditionally been a very significant contributor to the national GDPs of almost every country in existence, in addition to being a prime enabler of the continuous and smooth flow of goods across the world. At the same time, the fortunes of this sector are also constantly exposed to a certain level of volatility, risks and changes in operating costs, routes and regions of service brought about by developments in geopolitics, climate, security and regulation.
Logistics companies generate and handle tremendous volumes of data, both transactional as well as reference. This data involves a great deal of variety, and may be related to the status of goods, passengers and livestock being transported, and also operational data relating to logistics vehicles and their movement, and staff data pertaining to their scheduling and availability, asset data pertaining to maintenance and failures, commercial data relating to procurement, invoicing, payments, etc, and regulatory data as well. Some of it is produced and distributed at high velocity, while some of it is much less frequent.
Regardless of geography, logistics companies operate within highly competitive environments and are therefore constantly trying to improve their operating costs, profitability and customer satisfaction levels.
Through the application of it’s capabilities in both business technology and analytics, Sciente Consulting is able to offer effective and holistic solutions to the multitude of challenges that the logistics sector faces. Whether it is the implementation of new IT systems to support optimized business processes, or the application of analytics to mine insights and provide prescriptive solutions, Sciente Consulting’s perspectives cover:
- Customer Analytics
- Operational Analytics
- Risk Analytics
- Network analysis and optimization
- Material and load planning
- Fleet Scheduling