The percentage of commercial freight
tonnage transported by road in South Africa has steadily increased over the
last ten years to approximately 89%
today. This statement reflects the growing need for reliable freight
services in South African, as the population and economy of the country
continues to grow.
Constant changes in the global reach and
growing engagement have customers demanding higher levels of consistency and
faster service from their freight and logistics companies. Freight
software could be the answer.
Having software that incorporates modern
technology will help you to electronically exchange information with multiple
organizations and industry bodies, including customs and port authorities,
airlines and shipping lines, transport providers, depots, industry
facilitators, agents and your customers and clients.
Creating your own workflow and having a
system that will manage both global and internal operations faster and more
accurately will ensure you maximize your productivity and help for you to stay
ahead of your competitors.
As a freight forwarder, you want to focus
freight rather than to repeat routine procedures. Global forwarders require
an integrated single-platform management solution to organize and co-ordinate
every part of their shipments, imports, exports and transshipment.
In addition, digitization and consumerism
have also caused the concept of on-time delivery to take on a more literal
meaning and consumers can now actually track whether a delivery is really on
time. When ordering goods online, consumers expect an estimated time of
delivery from the retailer and will hold them to it.
So what’s in our way?
As the bulk of South Africa’s goods are transported
by road, many challenges make it difficult for courier and transport companies
to ensure on-time deliveries. Distribution channels are faced with increasing
pressure to ensure efficient supply chains. Labour challenges also creates a
threat to the realization of capable supply chains as strikes and demands for
increased wages place more pressure on the logistics industry.
Logistics software will forever, play a crucial
role in the realization of efficient supply chains. While certain challenges,
such as labour strikes and costs, will only be managed with the realisation of
economic growth, logistics software spurs economic growth by enabling logistics
providers to manage, implement and maintain logistics
A controlling presence in key growth
markets and the flexibility to respond swiftly and innovatively to customers’
evolving needs distinguish the high performers in freight forwarding and
contract logistics. In the future, expertise in customers’ industries and in
the discipline of cost control will be more critical than ever.
The freight industry continues to play a
vital role in the growth of South Africa’s economy. If you have experience in
this industry and is in the market for a new Freight job or Supply Chain job,
we can help!
We have various vacancies listing from Courier
and Sales, Procurement, Clearing and Forwarding, Road Freight, Export
Controller and so much more. Visit our website and apply now!
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