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Last mile operations around the country are being tested due to soaring demand & rising consumer expectations. It has become more critical than ever to deploy advanced logistics solutions to drive higher operational efficiencies and improve customer experience.

This white paper is a deep dive into keeping key decision-making levers in mind when choosing between buying or building logistics software to get the best out of your last mile.

Key Takeaways from the Whitepaper

As the focus on automation, digitization, & real-time information in last mile logistics grows, organizations are struggling with the decision to either buy software capabilities from SaaS vendors or build them in-house. This white paper outlines key decision-making levers that can guide businesses in making the right decision for their last mile needs:

  • Pace of innovation: Every day, organizations develop new fulfillment strategies to capitalize on rising customer expectations. Get to know how a buy or build decision can dictate how quickly you improve existing products & services to maintain a competitive edge.

  • Experience & expertise: You want your last mile offerings to stand out in a crowd and simultaneously be future-proof. Learn how not availing of the right resources might mean that you end up with sub-par capabilities.

  • Maintenance & tech debt: There is no such thing as a one-time build. Find out how making the right buy or build decision is integral to ongoing support & enhancements costs.

  • Opportunity cost: Organizations put a lot of weight on monetary & resource costs when making a buy or build decision. Find out how the lost opportunity of skilled IT teams dedicating hours to specific builds may ultimately affect your competitive standing in an aggressive market.

  • Time To Value: In-house development cycles are 4-5X times longer than SaaS deployments. Explore how a right buy vs. build decision is vital to the timeframe of your last mile solution's desired benefits/outcomes.

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How can Locus help manage your logistics?

  • Locus’ proprietary geocoding engine converts the fuzziest of the addresses into precise geographical coordinates thereby helping your on-ground executives locate addresses easily.
  • Digitize all your operational variables such as fleets, delivery persons etc. to come up with the best route plan every day.
  • Track your orders in real-time with the Locus Live Dashboard. Locus’ last-mile delivery app Locus On The Road (LOTR) helps delivery partners process orders.
  • Visualize and tweak your scheduled plans via three key metrics— geography, time, & vehicle (fleet)—with a birds-eye view of your entire operations.
  • Build your own reports and analyze important parameters that you need to make key decisions.

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43m+ miles

Reduction in distance traveled

18m+ tons

Reduction in GHG emissions

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Savings in logistics costs
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