Logistics after COVID-19
The supply chain landscape
COVID-19 is creating havoc for logistics with more port closures and borders implementing additional measures leading to an increase in transit time. This leads to pricing spikes as the average time to complete a shipment is clouded with uncertainty.
Shippers are having to deal with a price increase of 12% in the UAE as social distancing measures are making it hard for freight brokers and operators to find carriers to move shipments.
Some industries are reporting a spike in demand. Some of these industries include E-commerce, food and pharmaceuticals. While others are reporting big hits including construction, manufacturing and entertainment industries.
Adopting to the new rules
The need for a decentralized logistics platform allowing shippers, broker and carriers to collaborate and have a dynamic strategy to focus on the market core needs arises.
Communication is the core of a successful operation, and while carriers are desperately looking for new shipments, shippers and brokers have no way to communicate with carriers who are not already in their contact list.
If there is a lesson to be learned from this experience. It is that slow paper based processes that rely on human interactions are the bottle neck in the current model. Replacing these routines with automated and realtime communication will decrease the time and the effort to move shipments, resulting a more efficient supply chain.
NAKLAT, the first decentralized digital logistics platform is looking to address these concerns and to offer shippers, brokers and carriers a new way of moving freight without the traditional bottlenecks. The platform is FREE is free to join and users can list, quote, book and track shipments fully online with a few clicks.
“The line between
order and disorder lies in logistics”
- Sun Tzu