The fastest route to value for our customers
Introducing TRU Cloud. November 1, 2018
TRU Cloud, the right place in the cloud to run your transportation optimisation.
TRU Cloud Brings Same-Day, Rapid-Deployment Transportation and Logistics Management.
“TRU Cloud Platform is a disruptive technology within transportation management industry with our innovative designs, technology and rapid deployments. The combination of this technology with the logistics ecosystem on TRU’s platform will further accelerate time-to-value for our customers,” said Chris Sisson, Managing Director of TRU. “Combining transportation management with business planning closes the loop between orders, planning and execution. These applications running on a live end-to-end business platform allow us to continually drive supply chain convergence for our customers – between data and algorithms, planning and execution, demand and supply and distribution.”
“Our goal with TRU Cloud has always been to deliver the fastest route to value for our customers by making the complexities of transportation management simple, and manageable and scalable for any size of company,” said Richard Kerry, Head of Design for TRU Platform.
TRU shares our client’s values of usability, speed of deployment, and time to value, we envision accelerated innovation, that will bring immediate value to all users.
The need for new platforms
We are witnessing the merging of consumer and commercial technology, with the result that overall expectations of technology are higher. Potentially due to the widespread use of smart devices.
The key to designing future development is embracing the new platforms that are emerging, and ensuring that these platforms are embraced to facilitate flexible delivery models, allowing for the consumer / business customer and driver to be interconnected in a rolling real-time manner, without the need for any or little manual involvement.
This model enables the number of delivery/collection drivers, or couriers to be adjusted with greater flexibility, for instance through dynamic order and planning incentives which eliminates the need to level out workload across the day. Underlying this new on-demand delivery, collection or courier model is the use of cutting-edge data science.
Designed on TRU Data (big data) analytics, seamless communications and predictive algorithms, it is now possible to ensure that the right number of delivery / collection drivers or couriers are in the right place at the right time.. With the use of our technology to automate and simplify dispatch and delivery processes, organisations have time freed up to focus on adding value, which enables companies to deliver-on-time-in-full (DOTIF) promises made to their customers.
TRU Mobile technologies have been designed to work with many back-office systems or even third-party systems from your partners, for example 3PL’s or courier means that we can now react to real-time demand and immediately calculate efficient delivery routes and very accurate delivery and service times, with machine learning allowing for algorithms that improve over time based on demand patterns. TRU Data is helping to improve the customer experience and to simultaneously drive efficiency.
The rise of convenient deliveries
Looking to the future, on-demand and convenient deliveries will become commonplace, and over time, this will evolve into autonomously fulfilled deliveries. Fortunately, we are seeing significant investment in the development of self-driving (autonomous) vehicles and pavement drones alongside the necessary supporting road and technology infrastructure. Autonomous delivery vehicles being less complex than autonomous passenger vehicles will result in earlier and more widespread implementation.
Industry 4.0, is the name given to the current trend of automation and data exchange, this will lead to greater efficiencies and change traditional production relationships among suppliers, producers, and customers—as well as between human and machine.
Experiments with automatic delivery vehicles and delivery drones are already taking place, with this activity likely to ramp up over the next few years, especially as the UK government is committed to having self-driving vehicles and drones on UK roads by 2021 if not before.
E-tailers must harness these new technologies to keep up with global giants such as Amazon, or they will be in danger of being left behind. The easiest way is to use an affordable and on-demand last-mile delivery offering that incorporates big data insights.
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