How India is dealing with essential deliveries during a lockdown
India's lockdown has disrupted deliveries of e-commerce and e-grocery firms. How is India dealing with essential deliveries amidst a lockdown? Know More!
Covid-19 Could be the Shot in the Arm for e-Commerce Companies Worldwide
Ecommerce shopping is becoming the new normal as social distancing is imperative. Logistics can make or break customer satisfaction in this phase. Read Now!
India's Industrial & Logistics leasing hits a high of 33 Million sq.ft
Cities like Bangalore, NCR, & Mumbai dominated the leasing activities, with sectors like 3PL, E-commerce, and retail leading the way. Read to know more!
India’s Food Delivery Market about to get Amazoned
The Indian food delivery market now has a new entrant who is looking to shake things up and break the duopoly of Swiggy and Zomato in the hyperlocal food delivery market. Welcome, Amazon!
Coronavirus could damage global economic growth says IMF
The coronavirus, now named Covid-19, could damage global economic growth this year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Alibaba offers a helping hand to combat Coronavirus in China with Green Logistics
Alibaba, China’s leading e-commerce player, has stepped up to fight the deadly epidemic with green logistics. The company has launched an e-commerce platform to connect medical suppliers worldwide with thousands of Coronavirus victims in China.
Zomato's UberEats acquisition to heat up India's foodtech battle
India’s leading food delivery firm Zomato recently acquired UberEats India, Uber’s food delivery offering, in an all-stock deal.
Reliance now set to disrupt Indian E-commerce
Reliance launches its much-awaited e-commerce venture, JioMart, India’s newest online supermarket. Will it do to e-commerce what it did to telecom?
High logistics costs curb eCommerce growth in India
The World Bank states that high logistics costs are slowing down the growth of eCommerce in India
Indonesian retailers must now seek a permit to sell online
Indonesian e-commerce vendors flustered as the law now requires sellers to seek a permit to sell goods online.
Vietnam tops the chart of the world’s fastest-growing economies
A recent GDP growth statistics report states that Vietnam is the fastest growing world economy with a growth rate of 7.31%. This implies a higher demand for cost-effective and efficient logistics services in the country.
Milk Delivery startups struggling to grow?
Hyperlocal milk delivery companies are facing the funding crunch. Can technology save the day?
COVID-19 and Supply Chain: Disruptions and Actions
COVID-19 is an unprecedented event, affecting global supply chains across geographies and industries. As an executive what should you be doing right now in terms of immediate, medium and long term planning to face the upcoming challenges and ensuring business continuity? Read more to find out.
Artificial Intelligence: The solution for supply chain problems in the Engineering Industry
How does the engineering goods supply chain function and what are the logistics challenges underlying in the sector? Can Artificial Intelligence solve them? Download now
How Locus automated logistics operations for Indonesia’s leading E-commerce player
What are the challenges in Indonesia's e-commerce supply chain and how Locus helps businesses streamline logistics operations.
How Locus is managing customer-preferred time windows for its clients
To facilitate better customer experience, home services/delivery companies are now focussing on servicing their customers on their preferred time slots. Locus is enabling its clients to achieve this, with its Slot Management feature.
Multi-Echelon SupplyChain Inventory Optimization – A mathematical perspective
Inventory optimization is a key strategy to ensure smooth and effective functioning of any supply chain. This white paper digs deeper into the concept of multi-echelon inventory optimization and brings out a mathematical perspective to solving the real-world challenges in inventory optimization.
How Locus filled the gaps in the supply chain of Southeast Asia’s largest e-commerce player
Read how Locus optimized route planning, shipment sorting and vehicle allocation for one of SEA’s biggest e-commerce giants.
FMCG Insight Report II
The report discusses what goes behind the strategic decisions of FMCG companies, and how modern network optimization solutions can help improve them.
The Future Of Sales Transformation : Dynamic PJP
“Sales Beat Plan” also called “Permanent Journey Plan” is a day level route plan made for field sales & marketing executives to visit several stores at a pre-defined frequency. However, the entry of e-tailers has had a significant effect on the consumption pattern of the retailers. Add to that the ever-changing nature of the FMCG industry and one realizes that static permanent journey plans are no longer enough for the companies.
Locus’ Guide To Omnichannel Fulfilment
The advent of e-commerce has shaken the retail space, to facilitate faster gratification to customers, retail companies are trying to shorten their distribution processes by going the omnichannel way.
FMCG Sales Beat - Insight Report
Beat Plan (also referred to as ‘Permanent Journey Plan’) is a day level route plan made for field sales/marketing personnel to make visits to a number of stores at a predefined frequency. A beat plan defines whom to visit, when to visit, based on the company’s priorities on stores category/segment.
Why Businesses need Route Optimization?
An in-depth look at how Route Optimization can help different industries. Route Optimization is the process of determining the most cost-effective route from point A to point B. However, it is not equivalent to finding the shortest distance between the two points. The best routes for a business will depend on a lot of different factors – where the customers are located, when they want to be serviced and which driver or vehicle is needed to do the job.
How locus helped Indonesia's biggest FMCG Distributor - Fastrata Buana in Reducing 20% Delivery Costs
Read the success story to know how we helped Frastata Buana achieve greater efficiencies in FMCG distribution and reduce operational costs by 20%.
Bigbasket achieved 99.5% on-time delivery for 10mn+ customers.
Bigbasket has operations in 25+ cities and over 15,000+ products on their platform. With a customer base of over 10 million, it sells fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, groceries, personal care and household items.
How Locus helped Rollick save 8% of their logistics costs
Rollick is one of the largest frozen desserts manufacturers in eastern India. It has automated production units in Kolkata, Guwahati & Ranchi and a network of over 250 distributors. Rollick used Locus’ Consulting Studio to optimize various legs of their supply chain.
How India's leading FMCG player increased sales serviceability by 12% using Locus
A leading FMCG conglomerate for consumer products in over twenty categories such as soaps, tea, detergents, and shampoos amongst others with millions of customers consuming their product used Locus.
How Locus helped India's leading courier delivery service save 60% of their sorting time?
Locus partnered with India’s leading courier delivery services company. The conglomerate is South Asia's premier courier and integrated express package distribution company.
How Locus helped India’s largest online fashion retailer to increase operational efficiencies at all miles
India’s largest e-commerce fashion company has operations in 50+ cities. The company has over 1,50,000 products and over 1000 brands in its portfolio. The conglomerate used Locus solutions in each mile of their supply chain.
How Locus helped India’s top diagnostics firm in tracking their resources.
One of India’s top diagnostics firm offers a broad range of tests on blood, urine and other human body viscera. The international service provider uses Locus to track, manage and assist the phlebotomists in sample collection and confirmation.
How Route Optimization Software improves last-mile delivery in Southeast Asia
There are a lot of factors that make last-mile delivery a complex challenge in Southeast Asia. Read this infographic to understand how Route Optimization improves logistics performance in the region.
Looking for a Route Optimization Software? Here's what to consider.
A Route-Optimization software can optimize your logistics operations phenomenally. What out for these 11 features while selecting a solution for your business.
What is First Attempt Delivery Rate, and how does it affect your business? Learn in our latest infographic.
Why Locus Dispatcher is the solution to all your Route Optimization issues
The exclusive feature of Locus dispatcher differentiates it from all the other Route optimization solutions available in the market. To know more, read this exclusive infographic.
Route Optimization Software: Benefits to different business segments
Different sectors need Route Optimization to serve different purposes. From omnichannel presence to managing customer expectations, optimized sales beat plans and visibility of resources; Automated delivery route planner can help different industries in different ways. View the infographic to know more.
Why businesses need Route Optimization?
How consumer trends are creating new demands? And how can Route Optimization fill these demands? View our latest infographic to know more.
Ensuring Contactless Food and Grocery Delivery in times of Social Distancing
As nations declare complete lockdowns and billions across the globe embrace social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, consumer buying behavior is changing dramatically.
Last-Mile Tracking and Why it matters for Businesses in 2020?
Real-time visibility plays an active role in sustaining the excitement of buying a product until the product reaches you.
What is the perfect recipe for making same-day delivery a success in Southeast Asia?
The internet economy in Southeast Asia is booming. Well, that is an accepted fact now. But, how booming is it really?
What’s new in the last-mile delivery for E-commerce?
Fleet drivers, these days, are usually in the tense ‘eleventh-hour’ exam prep mode when they are set for delivery. With increasing complexities in last-mile deliveries, it is becoming challenging to fulfill deliveries on time. Insufficient technologies prevent E-commerce retailers from meeting fulfilment timelines.
Time-Slot Management: Are you ready to deliver at the customer’s command?
Gone are the days when the customer would wait for weeks or days to get a parcel delivered. Speed is the new rule. The customer’s demand for faster and same-day deliveries is increasing by the day, and businesses are investing in smarter logistics solutions to fasten their delivery processes. But, fast delivery isn’t enough to satisfy the customer.
Route Planning Software: Fuel your inter-urban delivery routes business by saving on fuel costs
Ask any fleet driver if he/she prefers driving inside the city or outside, the usual answer is, “Outside, on the highways, anyday!”. Roadblocks, traffic congestion, or unexpected accidents make urban delivery routes really challenging.
The future of E-commerce lies in achieving same-day and slot-based deliveries
Convenience. That’s the word of our times. With all the apps doing the rounds, everything happens in an instant. Have a thought that the world should know?
Traveling Salesman Problem: It’s more than cost-efficiency
With a steep increase in on-demand deliveries, modern enterprises are obsessed with rising costs. Being cost efficient is essential, but it is not the only element that will differentiate you from your competition
Route Optimization for the Pharmaceutical Industry: Countering last-mile delivery challenges
Pharmaceutical organizations spend on average 6% of their revenue on logistics- World Health Organization and Parenteral Drug Association statistics (WHO and PDA)
Specialized Route Optimization Engine VS Google Maps: What’s the Difference?
With over one billion users, Google Maps is the most downloaded and widely used navigation application worldwide. How is Route Optimization different from Google Maps and why do you need it?
3PL operators: Making your Logistics Operations Economical
3PL companies deal with thousands of orders every day. Here’s how route optimization can solve the logistics problems in modern-day 3PL supply chains.
Why First Attempt Delivery Rate (FADR) is the future of retail?
Retailers are trying hard to find a balance between customer expectations and profitability. Read how you can achieve a higher First Attempt Delivery Rate with AI in your supply chain.
Network Optimization is the way to go for Supply Chain Enterprises
Locus recently hosted the webinar ‘Unlocking the potential of Supply Chain Network’ in association with V-Guard. Check out the key takeaways from the webinar and understand how Network Optimization is the way to go for modern supply chain enterprises.
The Changing Logistics of Grocery Stores with Last Mile Delivery Route Optimization
The caliber of delivering groceries on the same day has completely changed the landscape of grocery purchases. Read how Artificial Intelligence and Route Optimization are transforming the e-grocery industry in this blog.
White-Glove Service: Everything you need to know
White-glove service is a trending buzzword in logistics and transportation, but not everyone understands what this new service actually means. Here’s everything you need to know about this premium delivery service.
No Deal Brexit: A Nightmare for European Logistics?
The much anticipated Brexit is scheduled to take place on 31st October 2019. How will a No Deal Brexit impact the EU logistics and supply chain? Read here.
What if the Oil Slipped?
What if Saudi Arabia couldn't recover from the recent oil attacks? What impact could such an attack have on world logistics? Read more!
e-Commerce disrupting the CPG landscape. How distributors can thrive in the changing scenario
The consumer goods industry is quickly changing in North America, owing to the rise of e-commerce players. Here’s how technology can help them stay ahead of the competition.
What’s in store for FMCG in 2025? We just found out from experts.
Locus hosted industry experts and influencers in FMCG 2025. The panel discussed the changing trends and innovations driving the future of the industry.
Implementing incentive-based pay for delivery executives: Performance over Pressure
Incentives are a great way to improve employee morale and enhance productivity of delivery executives. Here’s how you can implement a successful incentive-based payment system at your enterprise
The Journey of the Mango: How India’s favorite fruit reaches your plate
From orchard to your house. How does a mango reaches your place. The blog discusses the complex logsitcs network involved in the whole process.
Only The Paranoid Survive
Locus was never meant to be a good company, not even a great one. Locus was intended to be perfect, which means that in this drive for perfection, we often forget to rejoice our achievements. Today as we secure 22M USD in our Series B funding from Falcon Edge, Tiger Global Management, Exfinity Technology Fund, and Blume Ventures Fund
Expanding with accountability: The Supply Chain Story of Bigbasket
As a growing venture, we understand the complexities of expansion first hand. More regions to serve, additional clients and unfamiliar avenues often lead to many unforeseen challenges. And even though every business dreams of growing big, only a few are ready for added responsibilities.
Locus’ 60-second Guide to Omnichannel Retail
‘Omnichannel’ is the latest buzzword in the FMCG and Retail industry. Every retailer now wants different channels to deliver its goods, and all of a sudden, selling simply through the traditional brick and mortar shops is not good enough.
How Can Route Optimization Reduce Costs And Improve Last-mile Delivery In Southeast Asia
Hidayat is en-route to deliver the parcel to the customer he has been assigned. The address says: “Selular shop, Mall Kelapa Gading 3, Jakarta Utara”. Hidayat rechecks the address, looking for a street name or a house number. Nothing. Hidayat is confused. His delivery is going to be late.
We hosted the best supply chain brains under one roof, here is what they had to say
Locus recently organized the first Supply Chain Meetup in India in collaboration with The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation. The event was hosted in Bangalore, with the best minds of supply chain from various industries joining the event.
What Are Consumer Companies Doing In Canada To Optimise Logistics And Why?
Recently, 78 Canadian companies, 26 business associations and 12 Canadian academic institutions came together to form SCALE.AI, and the Government of Canada announced it had selected SCALE.AI as one of five winning industry-led proposals in its Innovation Super clusters Initiative.
4 Questions You Need To Answer About Your Supply Chain If You Are In Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia is the emerging market everyone is focusing on. What supply chain questions you need to answer for being successful there?
The Curious Case of FMCG Sales Beats
An efficient distribution system, which reduces order to delivery & replenishment time becomes the key arrow in the arsenal of an FMCG company. The key element to this is "Sales Beat Planning".
Travelling Salesman Problem Is Not A Problem, It’s A Herculean Task.
TSP is no longer problem of the salesman of a company travelling to multiple cities in the least amount of time, using the least amount of money, while somehow travelling the shortest distance. It is about the world gearing towards Industry 4.0.
On-Time and In-Full Delivery: Why Balancing Both is Important for You
With logistics costs rising, increasing Full Truck Loads (trucks which are almost completely filled) has always been an area of emphasis for logistics managers, often to the point of compromising on the other half — On-Time. Being there on-time is as important as delivering to your customer in-full.
How Intelligent Retail Logistics Management Works
Companies are constantly looking for an easier way to move their products from either manufacturing hubs to retail outlets or to customer delivery points. However, in a country like India, this may not be as easy as it sounds. As an example to further explain this, lets refer to Urban Ladder
Logistics- The Key Differentiator Between eCommerce Players
It is of vital importance for online retailers, logistics providers and courier companies to ensure that every delivery meets their customers’ expectations. It is now critical for businesses to adopt the right technology which can help them take predictive and actionable decisions that better serve the customer and give them an edge over their competitors.
8 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Route Optimization Software
With Route Optimization becoming the need of the hour for virtually every business operation, it becomes imperative that organisations choose their Route Optimization software with utmost care. Here are the factors to keep in mind for selecting the correct Route Optimization software for your business:
Automate Route Planning to Empower Drivers Performance | CARS24 Success Story
Cars are high-value assets and must be delivered to the end customer in good condition. Watch how Locus' solutions filled gaps in the logistics processes of CARS24, India's largest used car buying platform.
Delivering Customer Delight At The Doorstep: StarQuik Success Story
With online grocery shopping becoming a growing trend, efficient last-mile delivery is a crucial determinant for success. Watch how Locus optimizes every element of StarQuik’s omnichannel supply chain, right from delivery routing, to live-tracking, to vehicle utilization, and more.
Challenges and Trends Driving Growth in 3PL
In a world where customer experience is everything, 3PL companies must evolve with changing industry trends like same day deliveries to stand out. Check out the emerging trends in the 3PL industry in 2020 now.
Locus in your supply chain
Are you ready to transform your supply chain digitally? Check out how Locus automates human decisions in the supply chain with AI-backed tech solutions, bringing efficiency, transparency, and consistency in operations.
How To Increase First Attempt Delivery Rate?
Every time a delivery attempt fails, it adds extra cost of transportation, re-delivery time, additional storage time, etc. Watch how an improved First Attempt Delivery Rate is a win-win for your customer, delivery executive, and service provider. Fun fact: We coined the term FADR and are on a pursuit to help e-commerce and 3PL companies improve First Attempt Delivery Rate.
Key Steps For Optimizing Supply Chain: What Our Clients Have To Say About Us
What makes our clients across e-commerce, 3PL, retail, FMCG and more trust in our partnership with them? Watch this video to learn how we bring efficiency, consistency, and transparency for our clients in several industries.
Bringing Smiles To Over 10 Mn E-grocery Buyers: Bigbasket Success Story
Buying groceries online is easy, but selling isn’t. The e-grocery industry faces severe competition and has to cater to dynamic customer demands. Watch how Locus helped Big Basket achieve 99.5% SLA adherence with smart logistics solutions.
YourStory Fabulous Workplaces Featuring Locus
Learning something new from each others diversity, enjoying flexibility and freedom on the job, and rearing pets in the office. Sounds too good to be true? To know what drives us to work every day, watch Locus in this exclusive YourStory video series called Fabulous Workplaces.
Locus Intelligent Logistics Solutions: Dashboard Tutorial
The Locus dashboard helps you plan, monitor and track your orders efficiently on the go. Watch this quick user manual to understand how Locus’ AI-enabled Dashboard works.
Track Riders To Increase SLA Adherence With Locus Enroute Analytics
Watch this video to understand how Locus’ Enroute Analytics helps you track goods/riders in real-time. It helps identify any deviations from the planned route to ensure your rider is SLA compliant to enhance customer experience.
Avoid On-ground Frauds With Locus Predictive Alerts
Watch how Locus’ Predictive Alerts allows you to keep track of your on-ground staff and get instant alerts via SMS in case of any deviation from the planned route or if an order is marked completed outside the prescribed geofence.
Live Tracking Of Orders With Locus
Locus’ Live Tracking feature enables you to share the live status of orders with your customers, bringing transparency in your transactions. Watch this video to know how.
Locus Geocoding And Location Intelligence
Watch how Locus’ proprietary geocoding engine converts the fuzziest of the addresses into precise geographical coordinates, helping you plan your supply chain routes efficiently. To know more about our solutions, visit our website:
Get A Dispatch Overview Before On-ground Execution
Now plan your daily dispatches with precision using Locus’ Dispatch Overview feature that allows you to visualize dispatch plans before your field executives hit the road. Watch this video to learn more.
Locus Proprietary Features | Locus Logistics Solution Features To Watch Out For In 2020
Locus’ range of logistics optimization solutions bring efficiency, consistency, and transparency in your supply chain operations. Check out the proprietary features of our suite of solutions in this video.
Locus on the Road (LOTR Android App) User Manual
Locus on the Road (LOTR) is an easy-to-use app that makes lives easier for drivers and on-ground professionals helping deliver packages on time with great efficiency. Check out how to use the LOTR application on your mobile and plan your pickups and deliveries on the go with Locus.
Optimizing retail logistics with AI: Croma success story
Efficient logistics is an essential element to succeed in retail. Watch how Locus solutions helped TATA Croma streamline logistics, with dynamic scheduling and planning, e-POD, and AI-backed strategic routing.
Geocoding simplified by Shantanu Bhattacharyya, Data Scientist @ Locus
What is geocoding and how does it work? Watch Shantanu Bhattacharyya, Data Scientist at Locus simplify the concept of geocoding in this exclusive video.
Intelligent shipment sorting in 3PL: Blue Dart- DHL success story
Delivering thousands of packages every day is difficult for 3PL players with human intelligence alone. Watch how Locus’ IntelliSort automated shipment sorting for Blue Dart- DHL, reducing human errors and increasing operational efficiencies dramatically.
Healthcare labs reaching customer doorstep efficiently with Locus: Droplet Success Story
With on-demand services becoming a popular trend, customers are seeking at home diagnostics sample collection services. However, it is highly time-sensitive and must be done diligently. Watch how Locus improved operational efficiencies for Droplet with on-demand scheduling and accurate routing.
Nishith Rastogi, CEO, Locus at TEDx Bandra
Watch Nishith Rastogi, co-founder and CEO of Locus speak at TEDx Bandra about the scope, importance, and advantages of technology like Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and IoT in logistics systems.
Mannequin Challenge Accepted: Locus HQ Shenanigans
Swept by the latest internet craze, here is Locus' take on the Mannequin Challenge! Watch and like!
Locus’ Journey on ET NOW
From a women’s safety app to becoming the algorithmic decision-making platform in logistics, watch Nishith Rastogi share the eventful journey of Locus on ET Now and learn how Locus solutions bring efficiency, consistency, and transparency in supply chains worldwide.
Companies using tech to move Fast Moving Consumer Goods faster
FMCG companies are leveraging tech solutions to move goods faster. Read how Locus helps achieve the goal.
The top 2019 logistics trends shaping the sector’s growth in India
Logistics is India’s sunshine sector, poised to reach a size of $215 billion by 2020. Take a look at the top trends seen in the logistics space in 2019
New innovative report on Elastic Logistics Market Growth
The report titled, Global Elastic Logistics Market presents the current scenario of the industry also the factors that are anticipated to impact its futuristic growth. Read now.
Locus Launches In North America
Watch as Locus' CEO Nishith Rastogi joins Proactive Investors' Christine Corrado in the New York studio to announce the company's launch in North America.
Breaking down the last barrier
Locus is using artificial intelligence to overcome last-mile logistics challenges in India.
Locus’ new offering FieldPro to help increase sales for FMCG/CPG
Locus announced the launch of FieldPro that automates and optimises sales beat plans for mobile workforce leading to increased profitability, resource efficiency, and time savings especially for the FMCG/CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) sector.
India’s Locus raises $4M to expand its logistics management service worldwide
Locus is focused on helping customers optimize the operational side of their logistics, whether that is moving people, goods or more at scale. Locus plans to use the funds to continue building its IP and international expansion.
Beenext-funded logistics automation startup Locus.sh expanding to Southeast Asia
Locus helps organisations automate and optimise their logistics, while they focus on customers. This results in reduced logistics cost, on-time deliveries and a better end-user experience. In Southeast Asia, Locus’s key strategy is to analyse the growth potential and challenges faced by the e-commerce and third-party logistics industry
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 needed for an operation.
Transforming The Future Of Logistics With Geocoding
Logistics has primarily been just a ‘pick, pack and ship’ process. In order to retain customers, most companies weave together a “temporary” solution by hiring more workforce instead of adopting technology. This is a failing formula that increases the cost to business without being sustainable on a longer term
How Locus Is Using AI To Enhance End Customer Experience And Logistics Management With ‘Uber For X’ Model
Locus aims to deliver end-to-end automation from point of dispatch till the order reaches the end customer, with a competent end-user experience, with intelligent events & live tracking.