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Why are Fleet Tracking and Route Optimization important for Food Delivery Companies in Southeast Asia?
The food delivery market in Southeast Asia is estimated to grow up to US$8 billion by 2025 from US$2 billion IN 2018. – Google and Temasek (Singapore’s state investment arm) The surge in demand for food delivery has expanded the reach of delivery services.
How Pop-Up Distribution Centers can solve COVID-19 Warehousing Challenges
COVID-19 has brought some unprecedented challenges for America’s supply chain businesses. Restrictions on imports, shortage of ground resources, and limited manufacturing operations are causing stiffness in supply chain movement.
Omnichannel is the way forward for non-essential retail
Retailers whose livelihoods are dependent on physical stores are feeling the heat due to the coronavirus pandemic. Footfalls have gone down, the future looks bleak, especially if you are selling non-essential goods.
Tackling Restaurant Supply Chain Challenges with Delivery Optimization Software
The online food delivery market is growing at an explosive pace in Southeast Asia. Rapidly increasing disposable income, a growing population of tech-savvy millennials, and a convenience-driven consumer lifestyle are the major factors influencing the rise of the online food delivery industry in the region.
Using AI and Data Science to combat Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic makes Shantanu Bhattacharyya, Locus’ Chief Data Scientist, remember his days as a computational biologist working on the HIV vaccines at The Scripps Research Institute. He fondly remembers how he spent days and days in the lab researching, coming up with new ideas, looking at data to interpret patterns.
Minimize your Delivery Complexities using Logistics Automation
Last-mile deliveries are becoming more complicated with each passing day. On one side, customer expectations are increasing, and on the other , delivery companies are struggling with rising distribution costs and pressures to maintain profitability.
COVID-19 : Time to Zone out
Ever since the global community took note of the COVID-19 transforming into a pandemic, enforced social distancing or lockdowns have been a consistent reaction from every Government (barring rare exceptions like Sweden). The severity of the lockdown has varied from recommendations to stay indoors to military enforced mandatory restrictions on any movement deemed non-essential.
The role of AI in Supply Chain Transformation: Locus Webinar Takeaways
Supply chains around the globe are in absolute chaos today. COVID-19 and uncertain lockdowns have caused major disruptions in the way businesses operate. To define the emerging industry trends, and the role of Artificial Intelligence in modernizing the retail and FMCG supply chain, Locus recently hosted an exclusive live webinar.
Zone-based routing is the need of the hour
Terms like Red, Amber, Green; Red, Orange, Green; phased opening; restrictions; have all become a crucial part of our lives in the last few weeks. With the world slowly opening up amidst the Covid-19 outbreak, supply chain and logistics is going to play a really crucial role in setting up the ‘new normal’.
Grocery is now everybody’s best friend
US- Subway, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Panera BreadIndia- Zomato, Swiggy The UK- UberEats, Deliveroo Ride hailing companies Uber, Lyft. What connects these varied companies? Quite the zinger of a question, eh?
Locus On The Ground Report: The Ripple Effects of Lockdown
With countries across the world in various stages of lockdown, business sectors have been affected in different ways. While traditional FMCG is doing relatively well, other sectors have taken a hit.
Managing the Pharma Supply Chain smoothly amidst the COVID-19 chaos
We’re in the year of a devastating global pandemic that has put the entire mankind at risk. The COVID-19 outbreak has affected over 3.5 million people so far and is continuing to disrupt normal life and economies around the world. Over 100 vaccines are currently under pre-clinical tests, but healthcare experts are still not sure when a vaccine will be ready. Prevention is the only cure to the disease as of now.
Refrigerated Logistics becomes a mainstay in Grocery deliveries
In the next ten years, 70% of American consumers will regularly do grocery shopping online. – Food Marketing Institute. The sudden growth of online grocery sales has led to increased demand for cold-storage products.
Cost to Serve Study – The Holy Grail of Sustainability
We breathe in the age of disruption. Technology is transforming supply chains across industries and its digital twin is a lot more powerful, flexible and adaptable. The goal of any tech implementation / association in the supply chain is very simple
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Strategic supply chain decision making is becoming more dynamic, as the industry landscape shifts towards digitization. For sustained value and organization growth, these decisions should be driven by insights and visualizations of existing data. Aided by a renowned and world-class data science team, Locus Consulting brings in technology, insights and supply chain expertise to drive innovative and contextual solutions.
Summarised below are Locus consulting offerings which can help facilitate supply chain decision making:
Locus builds scenarios and simulates the end-to-end supply chain network which is focussed on minimizing total landed cost.
Locus enables you to optimize your sourcing from vendors and warehouses distributed across the globe resulting in substantial cost-saving opportunities.
Locus' proprietary Machine Learning based models can help you increase asset utilization, improve customer service, and drive down operating costs.
As omnichannel fulfillment continues to create complexities in terms of product mix and market dynamics, Locus helps create market differentiation by optimizing sales beats, distributors and retail outlets
Impact on your business:
- Reduce Total Landed Cost and Cost to Serve
- Optimize demand fulfillment across the supply chain network
- Increase Service levels hence contribute to revenue increase
- Design/Re-design Supply chain Network, Sales field force, Transportation and Sourcing Strategy
- Save 15-20% of operational costs across different sectors of the businesses
Innovation Driven by Technology
Locus uses deep learning and proprietary algorithms to automate every mile of the supply chain and remove the human dependency in decision making.
At the heart of our products is heuristic technology that is close to real life and takes into account unpredictable on-ground factors to provide logistics optimization.
In The News
India’s Locus raises $22 million to expand its logistics management business
Locus, an Indian startup that uses AI to help businesses map out their logistics, has raised $22 million in Series B funding to expand its operations in international markets.
Locus raises $22 million to automate logistics
Locus, a logistics and supply chain automation platform that helps shippers optimize their route planning, track orders, and access analytics, has raised $22 million in a series B round of funding from Falcon Edge Capital, Tiger Global Management,...
Locus: Creating a difference in the supply chain
Disruptive technologies such as big data, analytics, artificial intelligence, and mobile networks have entirely transformed the supply chain. Enabled by digital solutions, companies can now collect vast amounts of data at different points in their...
Helping Companies Around the Globe Solve Their Most Pressing Supply Chain Challenges
In a world where customers expect fast, accurate deliveries within specified timeframes, companies need all the help they can get in meeting and exceeding those expectations. Driven by large e-tailers like Amazon, those expectations are changing b...
Tech firms add glitter to e-commerce sale season
The festive season in India seems to cheer up the e-commerce industry the most with over 80% of the total sales occurring during this spell. And this year, the giants of the sector are expecting a 70% jump in sales by value.
Transportation & Logistics International
A Clear View
As supply chains have become more complex compared to earlier counterparts, visibility has become more important.
The Economic Times
This Bangalore-based startup promises to solve all inefficiencies for a logistics company
Locus is a state-of-the-art decision-making platform which optimizes logistics operations to provide consistency, efficiency and transparency. Locus promises to solve any inefficiencies for a logistics company, offering them the entire tech stack ...
Logistics solutions provider Locus targets two million orders a day by 2019
In the wake of a nationwide uproar after an Uber driver raped a passenger in Delhi in December 2014, Nishith Rastogi and Geet Garg developed RideSafe, a real-time route deviation detection application for women’s safety. The application, however, ...
Five Logistics Trends That Will Dominate 2019
2018 saw a market that made the consumer king. Focus on enhancing customer experience and reducing the product delivery cycle meant that organizations invested heavily in making their supply chains more efficient and transparent.
A decade in logistics: before and after
As technology begins to take centerstage in global logistics, Nishith Rastogi, chief executive officer and founder of Locus.sh, reflects on the fascinating trends that will define logistics as much more than a support function.
[Funding alert] The lowdown on AI logistics startup Locus' $22M funding by Falcon Edge and Tiger Global
AI-backed supply chain optimisation company Locus secured $22 million in a Series B round of funding led by Falcon Edge Capital and Tiger Global Management, with participation from existing investors Exfinity Venture Partners and Blume Ventures. T...
Forbes: 30 UNDER 30
Nishith Rastogi, CEO and Founder of Locus.sh featured in Forbes Asia's 30 under 30.