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Transportation and logistics

Transform the way your transportation and logistics business operates when you introduce workflow automation to make existing processes faster and more accurate. Automation also helps you introduce new processes based on the data gathered about older ones
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Key Benefits

Protect your transportation and logistics workers by ensuring they all have proper training and their vehicles are safe to use. Maintain a regular vehicle inspection schedule so that you're not surprised by an unexpected vehicle breakdown.

Driver safety regulations are often a prerequisite for operating a transportation and logistics business, in addition to emissions and customs requirements. Know the standards and then create processes (in the form of checklists) that ensure those standards are met. Standardizing the way tasks are done keeps everything compliant.

Regular vehicle maintenance lowers operating costs significantly. It's much less expensive to fix small problems or address warning signs than it is to deal with vehicle breakdowns. Breakdowns also means operations are delayed. Lumiform helps you optimize logistics work by planning delivery routes with fuel efficiency in mind, keeping fuel costs low.

Key Features
1. Set up forms in a snap

Select from over 12,000 ready-made inspection templates or create powerful custom forms in a flash.

Conduct inspections efficiently via the intuitive Lumiform inspection app. From wherever you are, online or offline.

Share observations and assign corrective actions directly to colleagues and track the entire troubleshooting process.

Share your automatically generated inspection reports directly with all stakeholders while thoroughly analyzing all data.

Work collaboratively on actions while logging operations.

Schedule and assign inspections so that they get conducted reliably in time.

Push notifications, emails or SMS remind your team of inspections that need to be done.

Add text comments and photos during an inspection.

Use logics to guide your team through each inspection in a standardized way.

Customize your reports so they fit your needs exactly.

Trigger and assign actions automatically based on an inspector’s answer.

Involve external partners in action resolution at no extra cost.

Connect Lumiform via API to your existing systems.

What is the transportation and logistics industry?

The transportation and logistics industry plays a role in several other industries, like manufacturing, retail, and gastronomy. Any time a company needs products delivered or moved from place to place, they’re engaging a transportation and logistics company. 

Running a transportation business means being mindful of the things that can keep you from delivering a smooth experience to clients. Challenges for your organization to work around include: 

Supply chain disruptions

As a transportation and logistics company, oftentimes you’re part of someone else’s supply chain, since you’re in charge of moving materials and goods from place to place. Success in this regard means understanding the things your vehicles and process are vulnerable to. 

Figuring out how to get around potential supply chain disruptions means considering how your vehicles handle sudden weather events, how well-maintained and equipped for deliveries they are, and which routes are most efficient. 

Occasionally, disruptions are out of your control, but the best way to avoid preventable disruptions is to perform regular and thorough vehicle inspections. This way, you can make sure none of the vehicles in your fleet are at risk of breaking down and recall any that are. 

Ensuring compliance

Like any industry, transportation and logistics businesses have regulations to abide by. These regulations can vary according to where exactly your business is located, but common include things like vehicle emissions standards, driver safety, and customs requirements. 

Failing to meet applicable standards is bad for business, both financially and in terms of reputation. Depending on the severity and frequency of violations, you might even be shut down, so having systems in place that ensure compliance is essential. 

Infrastructure limitations

Your ability to provide services on time depends heavily on the infrastructure you have to work with. It’s a fact that poorly paved roads, incomplete waterways, and things of that nature make it harder to complete a route. 

Getting around infrastructure shortcomings means taking time to design as unencumbered a route as possible. Look at every option and decide what would be the quickest way to deliver to your clients. Also consider fuel efficiency when you’re designing routes, since fuel costs are a major part of a logistics company’s expenses.  

Employee safety

It’s the responsibility of any company manager to make sure employees are safe while doing their jobs. In addition to often being legally required, committing to employee safety is the right thing to do, improves employee retention, and improves productivity by reducing incidents

Ensure safety by checking that all your vehicles are safe to operate, but make sure to address drivers as well. Properly train workers so that they understand how to do their jobs responsibly. 

Running a transportation and logistics business with Lumiform

Many of the issues transportation and logistics companies face are rooted in day-to-day routines. For example, ensuring that your vehicles are safe and compliant is a matter of regularly inspecting them before and after use. That also goes a long way towards preventing supply chain disruptions. 

As a comprehensive workflow automation platform, Lumiform is the best tool for streamlining daily operations. The desktop and mobile app allow you to assess and keep an eye on all aspects of your business by assigning your employees tasks and inspections. 

Lumiform-based inspections are driven by checklists that clearly lay out every detail which needs examining, ensuring your employees don’t miss anything. That way, you know that everything is safe and functioning as it should. These checklists are also easy to follow, since the mobile app UI guides users through every step of an inspection and enables them to work without oversight. 

Keep an eye on all the inspections you assign from the dashboard and receive updates whenever an issue is found. Real-time notifications enable you to get to the root cause of problems that much faster and to implement corrective actions before an issue hurts your business.