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Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics

Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Sector

The Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics sector is critical to today’s economy. Just-in-time deliveries, e-commerce, and a myriad of paradigm shifts over the last couple of decades have completely transformed the sector.  Changes affecting the Transport, Supply Chain, and Logistics companies include growing pressure for cost containment due to tighter and tighter margins and increasing customer expectations. Capacity management, needing to do more with less and implementing technology faster than competitors are all big concerns of companies in the space.  Risks and threats can only be avoided when Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics companies are ready and able to change and evolve.  Smart companies in this space are continually looking at process improvement and digital transformation to help them achieve their goals.  They also leverage staff augmentation to do more with less and to be more efficient. 

Valenta and the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Sector

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Fortune 1000 Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics companies and big multinationals have leveraged consulting services, digital transformation firms, and staffing providers for decades.  Many have been early adopters of AI and ML to define best business practices and logistics.  Many have also used RPA to transform their back offices and to get routine rules-based tasks done quickly and error-free.  Some have outsourced in an effort to drive costs down and have the capital for other large and important projects.  Regional logistics companies and midsized players in the space are increasingly looking to companies like Valenta for similar services.  Valenta has experience with all the technology and innovations needed in today’s evolving Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics sectors.  We have Managing Partners located in cities across the US, Canada, the UK, the EU, and Australia.  Many of our partners come from the Logistics space.  Our Managing Partners work with other in-region consultants, plus offshore consultants, developers, and managers of outsourced staff to deliver the best services to our clients. 

The Top Challenges for the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Sector

Based on our experience and conversations with clients.

Below are the top challenges faced by today’s Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics sectors.  Valenta can assist with all of these challenges through a combination of Process Consulting, Digital Transformation and Staff Augmentation :

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  • Cost containment
  • Keeping up with customer requirements
  • Capacity management
  • Sustainability
  • Keeping up with technology changes
  • Omnichannel customer support
  • Managing data, business intelligence
  • Supplier and partner relationship management
  • Robotics
  • Automation
  • Process Improvement
  • Digital Transformation
  • Staffing and labor shortages

How Valenta Assists the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Sector?

At Valenta, we can aid with today’s challenges and provide services that address rising costs and decreasing margins.  We can utilize AI and ML for logistics planning and simulations dramatically improving decision-making.  We can apply RPA to costing and procurement and provide data analysis and business intelligence solutions and services to our clients in the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics space. We can also assist Logistics companies when it comes to staffing. We provide new economy and information economy roles like Big Data Specialists, Python Developers, Cyber Security Engineers, Cloud Engineers, RPA Developers, DevOps Engineers, Data Security Analysts, and more.  Valenta also provides traditional BPO services like accounting, bookkeeping, administration, billing staff, digital marketers, IT staff, software administrators and more. 

Process

Process

Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics companies cannot afford to waste time or have inefficiencies in their organizations. Process issues appear frequently in companies that are undergoing change like the ones in Logistics.  We look for waste in all processes and have staff available for process mapping, task mapping and business optimization. 

Repeatability, Execution

Execution

Excellence in execution is essential.  Great ideas and goals are only the beginning.  Successfully implementing new strategies, projects, and plans is the difference between success and failure.  We help our Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics clients flawlessly execute. 

innovation

Innovation

Innovation is a key to success for all businesses.  The competition, customers, and the business environment are always changing. Innovation is how Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics companies can stay ahead of the competition and be where their customers will be.  We help our clients to be nimble and agile. 

strategy

Strategy

Developing and executing the right growth strategies is critical.  Our clients benefit from bringing in our expertise for hire. We can provide actionable strategies for our Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics clients plus detailed plans for how to get desired outcomes and results.

Digital-Transformation

Digital Transformation

There is a tremendous need for all companies to automate and adapt to new technologies and ways of doing business. Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics companies are no different.  Having skill sets inhouse to pull this off can be challenging. Valenta implements solutions such as RPA and Conversational-AI for businesses of all sizes at competitive pricing. Offloading this important function to us, helps Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics companies focus on their core business. 

Growth

Growth

In today’s environment a business must grow or die.  One of the most painful challenges is sustainable and profitable growth. Our team of partners, consultants, developers, and back office staff can implement a myriad of growth strategies for Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics companies to strike the right balance of growth and profits. 

Profits

Profits

The bottom line is crucial. Maintaining profitability and healthy cash flow is something every business must pay close attention to.  Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics companies are no different.  Valenta can identify opportunities for efficiency gains and can provide ROIs for all client projects. 

Support. Staffing

Staffing

If current employees are under-skilled or not able to fulfill the requirements of positions, Valenta’s team of skilled and fully trained individuals can meet requirements.  Hiring is time consuming and there are not always skills available within budget.  Staff Augmentation can bridge the gap of competencies and economics. 

Digital-Marketing

Digital Marketing

Marketing in the digital age is constantly changing and evolving and it can be hard to keep up.  Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics companies need to get the word out and address their prospects and customers.  Lack of expertise or lack of budget is not an issue with Valenta’s fractional full stack marketing services.  There are a multitude of economical marketing options that are effective when implemented correctly.

Services Valenta Provides for the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Sector

Consulting

Consulting

An end-to-end solution, from strategy to implementation. Specializing in turning strategies into measurable and sustainable results.

Valenta provides Consulting services that can be of great value to the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics segment.  We can assist companies in this space streamline their front end, their back office, supply chain management, order entry, billing, customer support, accounting, finance and HR processes for peak efficiency and lowest cost.  Savings generated can be devoted to enhancing infrastructure or upgrading fleets and warehouses.  Valenta can also look for ways to use AI and ML to streamline procurement, billing, order intake, and customer interactions.

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Digital-Transformation

Digital Transformation

Streamline workflows and improve productivity across business units. Implementing powerful tools to provide businesses with an unparalleled competitive edge.

Valenta Digital Transformation services can streamline customer facing and back office processes by leveraging RPA and Conversational AI for Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics companies.  We can also leverage RPA and AI for critical procurement, finance, and accounting workflows.  ML and AI can be deployed as a service with flexible SaaS models.  Conversational AI solutions can be deployed to make Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics customer support agents and sales staff more efficient and better informed.  All Valenta services are easy to scale up and ramp down which can be of great value to Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics companies.

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Support. Staffing

Staff Augmentation

Focus on growing your business, let us take care of the rest and save up to 60% on staffing costs.

Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics companies can also benefit from Valenta Staff Augmentation services.  Hard to fill Software Developers, Data Analysts and Big Data Specialists can be supplied for better operations and decision making.  Back office roles like accountants, bookkeepers, IT staff, and more can be filled quickly and cost effectively so that the maximum amount of resources can be dedicated to the frontline, customer facing positions and other strategic roles.

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Heat Maps for Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Sector Processes

Many processes lend themselves to automation in the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics space.  Please find the following Heat Maps highlighting the Supply Chain and Customer Support areas that are the best places to start with automation and digital transformation in the logistics segment. 

Supply Chain Management

Customer Support

Automation and AI in the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Sector

AI, ML and RPA can be leveraged very effectively by Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics companies.
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60% AUTOMATION POTENTIAL for Transport & Logistics Industry *McKinsey, A Future That Works

Logistics and supply chain must operate at a high speed and precision to ensure smooth operations right from origin to destination. Firms have typically been operating on legacy systems and do not have access to real-time visibility on their entire operations.

There are many manual processes in the logistics and supply chain process which cause severe delays, and these can ideally be eliminated almost entirely by deploying RPA (Robotic Process Automation).

While finance and accounting, human resources, IT, administration, and procurement have been automated by some companies in this space, there are still several other areas that can potentially be automated such as ordering, scheduling, and tracking of deliveries, automating email communications, capturing, researching, and closing out loads and much more.

As this is a high volume sector, RPA is the perfect solution as it reduces the burden on the human workforce, and digital workers (BOTs) are far more effective when it comes to performing rules-based and repetitive tasks.

Use Cases for AI in Transport & Logistics

In the transport and logistics industry, inventory management is identified as one of the main areas for AI application, followed by quality control, customer care, monitoring and diagnostics, cybersecurity, and fraud detection.

Through the implementation of AI, businesses can create smarter manufacturing and distribution centers.  AI has the capacity to understand complex real-time inventory control dynamics, predict scenarios, recommend actions, and act accordingly. This is just one example of a transformative application.

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Find a Partner

Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics businesses can benefit from Valenta services. We have partners and staff onboard who understand this sector and who have experience with Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics.  Everything we do at Valenta is about helping companies focus on and have time for what they do best and their core mission. We do this through process consulting, digital transformation, the automation of tasks, and by providing staff augmentation. Valenta is focused exclusively on SMB clients, typically enterprise customers with 10-1,000 employees. We have Managing Partners located in cities across the US, Canada, the UK, the EU, and Australia. Our Managing Partners work with other onshore consultants, plus offshore consultants, developers, and managers of outsourced staff to deliver the best services to our clients. Please reach out here to locate a Managing Partner in your area.

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