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Mobile Impacts Logistics More Than the PC Revolution

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Re: I agree that
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   11/18/2014 7:37:01 PM

@t.alex: mobile tech is a big part of the puzzle too. Truckers can input new info on the road, shpments can be scanned in the warehouse. I think it's going to be commonplace in the not too distant future.

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anandvy   11/17/2014 10:11:14 PM

My experience has been that DHL is typically more expensive than either UPS or FedEx; however, I've also seen that they go into places (internationally) that neither FedEx or UPS would touch. For example, in late 2003 ONLY DHL flew into Baghdad, Iraq . Depending on location, DHL can be the better international choice while FedEx and UPS seem to offer the more economical choice.

Moreover Fedex seems to serve the states whereas DHL have a more stretched reach. This kind of dedication and couple that with impeccable tracking makes DHL, Fedex the top players in shipment tracking.

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logistics in mobile
anandvy   11/17/2014 10:03:53 PM
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"A major boost attributable in large part to mobile communications is occurring in the trucking industry. What used to be a hit-and-miss process with mainly small shippers has become a cooperative, high-tech industry, where job bidding, route optimization, delivery tracking, and vehicle positions are all handled via phone systems. This has resulted in a substantial reduction in partial load and empty truck miles, and it has allowed truckers to focus more on faster delivery and operational quality."

Thanks for the great article Jim. With mobile logistics up and running small vendors can track their small shipments and with the cooperative nature of the shared knowledge that this kind of logistics are providing, substantial amount of companies will be making profit just from the get-go because to people they would have much more visibility.

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I agree that
t.alex   11/17/2014 12:05:30 AM

Technology has a HUGE impact on logistics. The reason why Fedex is so profitable because they have a great tracking system. It help consumers and companies to know where their shipments are up to point


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