Inefficiency in the last mile risks both customer satisfaction and product freshness, which can ultimately harm your reputation and take a toll on your profit. Here are measures you and your cold chain partners should take to maximize efficiency of the last mile.
Employ Proactive, Real-Time Temperature Recorders
Real Time temperature recorders not only help you comply with food safety standards, but they also save money and hassle by preventing spoilage. Plus, they can be used to settle costly disputes between suppliers and receivers. With this in mind, being prepared and ensuring proper temperatures will increase the efficiency of your entire cold chain.
Plan Delivery Windows
Proper planning and routing tools can provide more accurate arrival times and save you thousands of dollars in redelivery fees and spoilage claims. We recommend offering delivery time slots for customer satisfaction. Having orders delivered exactly when and where your customers choose will increase the chances of first-time delivery success.
To be further maximize efficiency in your cold chain’s last mile, you’ll need to implement a paperless, greener system. This will allow you to quickly access required documentation and collect electronic signatures. At Cargo Data, we offer a free, user-friendly online portals and software where users can view, analyze, and print detailed reports. With our useful online UpLink portal, there is no need to keep hard copies of temperature data.
Use Navigation Tools
Getting your shipment from Point A to Point B is a lot easier with the help of navigation tools. Plus, these beneficial tools can improve driver safety and boost accuracy.
Contact Cargo Data for Real-Time Temperature Monitoring
Keep in mind that the logistics providers who are able to perform last-mile deliveries in the smartest, most efficient way will have a significant advantage. If you’d like to know more about our real time temperature monitoring and how it can maximize your cold chain’s efficiency in the last mile, give us a call. We offer free consultations and can be reached at (800) 338-8134.