Why Logistics Companies Need Mobile Application?
These technologies allow them to improve the supply chain mechanisms, increase productivity, lower the expenses and improve clients' satisfaction level.
In this article, we are going to introduce you to must-have modules of logistics mobile applications and how they can benefit your business.
MUST-HAVE MODULES OF A MOBILE LOGISTICS APP:
1. Daily log
- Driver's personal information;
- Plate number and model of the vehicle;
- Hours of work;
- Passed mileage;
- Detailed cargo description.
2. Location tracking
Cellular data tracking is great in urban areas. There are many cell towers to keep the device connected and send coordinates of the vehicle's whereabouts to the server. However, when the network is not available, the data is stored in the internal phone memory and will be transmitted to the server only after the connection is restored.
Satellite tracking, on the contrary, is supported by the GPS module. GPS tracker receives the information about the vehicle's exact location and transfers it to the server through a satellite modem or any available network connection
(cellular or Wi-Fi). The application can use the data from the one that is already on the driver's smartphone or the one that is connected to the application through Bluetooth.
Find out more about methods of location tracking in our article:
If the driver has been found, the manager will assign the task to him over the admin panel, and the driver will get informed about the new task with a push notification.
3. Cargo tracking
There are two ways to implement the system for inventory management:
- RFDI or NFT technologies
4. Information on Driver's behavior
5. Vehicle inspection
The manager will be able to revise the results of the inspection and schedule necessary repairs. It will allow eliminating the possibility of a sudden break-down or accident that may occur due to some parts giving away.