Improving visibility to see where your delivery operation can be improved
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To make steps for improving your operation’s overall productivity relies directly on understanding where your operation can be improved. This sounds obvious, but it is much more difficult to do without a clear vision of each delivery process, its effectiveness, and addressing the available opportunities to work more efficiently.
Reviewing each process of your business means you need to have complete visibility of the operation from start to finish. With traditional systems that rely on a lot of manual and paper-based processes, tracking performance over time and analysing growth can be very time consuming, and difficult to do generally.
For paper-based operations, when it comes to reviewing growth or profitability, it is difficult to see where profits are being lost, where the business needs improvement, and where to invest your time and efforts.
Improving visibility can be from day-to-day; tracking deliveries, monitoring drivers and processing paperwork, but it can also mean accessing insights drawn over years of operating, which can then give you a good indication of the overall profitability and growth of your business.
With clear sales records over the course of a few years, you can then see patterns, understand which seasonal periods are busiest, or see which routes and customers are most profitable. From here, you can set out realistic plans for growth that are supported by data.
Digitising your business lets a system take care of tracking, recording, and organising reports. Not only does this save time for your office teams and drivers, who can focus on their primary tasks, but it also means you can quickly review trends, profits, and patterns in your operation over time.
RouteMagic offers powerful analytical tools to give you accurate information about the profitability of your business. This data is presented in an easy-to-digest format, so any member of your team can review records and have a clear view of growth.
The bottom line is that a fully digital system that handles all aspects of your business eliminates blind spots, gives you a bird’s eye view of your business, your strengths and areas for improvement.
If you'd like to find out more about how a digital system could help you understand your business better, you can speak to one of our team members using the details below, or fill out a contact form.