Courier tracking solutions
The Courier industry forms the backbone of global supply chains. Postal operators as well as large logistics providers play a dominant role as key stakeholders in the Transportation & Logistics industry. In recent years some former national Posts have undergone an extensive transformation to emerge as multinational providers of complex logistics and financial services. These evolved entities face new competition in their core markets of mail delivery through the liberalisation of markets and privatisation.
At the same time, former Posts may be able to leverage their years of experience in collecting, processing, transporting and delivering national and international mail in order to develop and provide a broader palette of logistics based services, upstream with direct mail activities and downstream with package delivery and payment services. Further, many existing logistics and express companies have expanded well beyond simple delivery services and are now managing all aspects of the supply chain. These ongoing trends have changed the face of an industry which has become increasingly focused on serving customers in all parts of the world.
The Courier industry sector comprises a wide range of service providers, covering all modes of transport: air freight, road hauliers, railways, Shipping as well as related services, such as: warehousing, handling & sorting, and finally, value added services like packaging, labelling, assembling and IT. In addition to these "physical" services, Courier includes all kinds of planning, organisational and management services.
Over the past few years with the emergence of Web Based Businesses and the ease in which companies can now order has meant there has been an increase in Recorded Delivery services. Proof of delivery is essential for businesses to have recorded details of items sent out, especially if the items have value to them. With the Emergence of Scanners and Mobile devices and satellite mapping the logistics industry once again undergoing change and embracing these new technologies. Trackaparcel is spearheading this revolution through expertise logistic knowledge gained through experience.
Finding a solution to this is fundamental to logistic companies’ longevity depends on the development or embrace of good IT. Those who don’t will have a distinct disadvantage and many will lose out to those who do.
Ironically the larger couriers have been the ones who are driving the track and trace knowing smaller couriers have a disadvantage with investment in IT. However this is no longer the case as logistic companies are now able to use of an Independent system geared up to bring all couriers under 1 roof thus spreading the costs.