Press Release

May 09, 2023

74% of Indian Businesses Struggle with All-Mile Logistics, reports Locus Maturity Assessment 2023

Locus, a logistics SasS company shared early findings from their All-Mile Maturity Report for Emerging Markets that revealed 86% of 3PL and CEP businesses and 67% of Retail sector players in India are positioned within the ‘Growth’ stage.

Bengaluru, 9th May, 2023: About 74% of Indian organizations have scope for significant improvement in their all-mile fulfillment to provide the best speed, convenience, and delivery experience to customers, according to early findings from Locus’ Last-Mile Maturity Assessment (LMMA). The LMMA is a unique, industry-first benchmarking tool that helps enterprises understand their strengths, uncover new opportunities for growth in their logistics operations, and provide personalized business insights.

The Assessment saw participation from leading enterprises from India, UAE, Indonesia, North America, Saudi Arabia, and from other emerging markets. These companies operate across diverse sectors such as 3PL & CEP, Manufacturing, E-commerce, and Retail.

Through a comprehensive 5-point rating system, the assessment categorizes businesses into the Emerging, Growth, and Optimized stages, facilitating targeted improvements tailored to each organization's specific needs. In India, 86% of 3PL and CEP businesses and 67% of Retail sector players are positioned within the ‘Growth’ stage, which indicates that with the right guidance and tools, such businesses can unlock an unparalleled scale and potential.

Sharing his insights on the latest assessment report, Mehul Kapadia, Chief Revenue Office at Locus said, “All-Mile delivery is a rapidly changing industry whose significance cannot be ignored for companies with a customer-centric focus. However, in India, almost 70% of the organizations are not confident that their All-Mile operations will deliver real-world growth and memorable consumer experiences. To aid them in their growth journey, companies that complete the assessment recieve a comprehensive report that highlights the inefficiencies in their all-mile fulfillment processes. They also get to access recommendations and insights that will empower them to gain a competitive edge in their delivery experiences.”

The Locus Maturity Assessment 2023 reflects a concerning reality for the Indian E-commerce industry, as it falls short of the global average. Meanwhile, Retail emerges as a shining star, showcasing the best performance among all industries, closely followed by Manufacturing. Delving further into the five fundamental performance indicators within the All-Mile — All-Mile Excellence, Customer Experience, Workforce Empowerment, Advanced Analytics, and Sustainability— shows that Indian organizations struggle the most in achieving All-Mile Excellence, a pivotal aspect in today's competitive landscape.

Indian Businesses Struggle with All-Mile Logistics

Interestingly, these organizations boast a commendable score in Advanced Analytics, highlighting their satisfaction with the quality and utilization of data. However, they need help translating these valuable insights into actionable strategies to improve all-mile operations. This hurdle obstructs the development of critical roadmaps that could drive significant performance improvements, leaving them in a cycle of untapped potential and missed opportunities.

As the volume of orders continue to rise, the all-mile has become an essential aspect for businesses to discover new avenues of growth through reduced costs, improved efficiencies at scale, and bringing customer delight at multiple points of the fulfillment process.

However, not all know where to start to successfully and strategically improve their operations in impactful ways. This is where Locus’ Last-Mile Maturity Assessment tool comes into play to help enterprises develop their strategies.

In light of these findings, it becomes evident that bridging the gap between data insights and strategic implementation is key to unlocking growth and success for Indian organizations in the ever-evolving business landscape. Locus's State of All-Mile Maturity In Emerging Markets report is scheduled to release in July 2023.

About Locus

Locus’ order-to-delivery dispatch management software helps enterprises transform their All-Mile logistics from cost centers to revenue generators through advanced optimization algorithms and intuitive workflow automation. Backed by GIC Singapore, Tiger Global, Qualcomm Ventures, and Falcon Edge, it has helped many global customers across industries – Unilever, Nestle, Bukalapak, The Tata Group, BlueDart, etc. – execute 850 million deliveries across 30+ countries. Its technology has also helped save $275 million in transit costs and offset 10 million kilograms in CO2 emissions while maintaining a 99.5% SLA adherence ratio.

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