HOW TO: ENSURE BUSINESS CONTINUITY IN THE WAKE OF LOGISTICS ISSUES
Logistics issues come in myriad forms, and to ensure you don’t unnecessarily lose time and money, your business or organization needs to arm itself with an up-to-date logistics plan that details the steps to take and processes to follow to reclaim mission-critical packages or equipment quickly and easily.
WHAT IS CLOUD LOGISTICS?
In the IT space, cloud logistics brings the newest generation of logistics solutions to the global supply chain market. It makes the complexities of order collaboration, communication and transportation management simple, so that companies of any size benefit from our unique configurable architecture. Our community tool for small or large business, called Cloud Logistics Activity (CLA), allows each person involved with an order or shipment the ability to attach documents, photos, videos and SMS notification during the transaction within a private secure community.
Accessible from your smartphone, CLA is available any time you need to search for an important order or find a shipment status. It even allows you to see its location on a map. Offering our customers configurable process workflows, user experiences, alerts and dashboard widgets, we make it possible to deliver software as a self-service (SaaSS) completely within our cloud- based network. Uni Logistics is on a mission to deliver the most innovative logistics solutions for any community.
A PACKAGE HAS BEEN LOST. NOW WHAT?
If a package is lost, it’s time to begin your incident response, which should include assessing the situation (knowing what’s in the package, where was it going, who was supposed to receive it, when it was supposed to arrive, etc. CLA recovery systems notify the recipient via email and SMS with a message that the package has been delayed, but also with the assurance that Uni Logistics will resolve the issue as soon as possible.
ESSENTIAL ELEMENT: BACKUP
CLA houses the data in the cloud, therefore orders are held for five years or more before moving to the archive folder. All high critical incidents are highlighted in red with the solution response. This tool also performs automated backups using AWS (Amazon Web Services). This AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service that makes it easy to centralize and automate the back up of data across AWS services in the cloud, as well as on premises using the AWS Storage Gateway.
With this mobile platform solution and cloud computing, CLA provides shippers opportunities to achieve substantive advances in supply chain efficiency.
MEET THE EXPERTS
Travis Nuckles is Owner and President of Uni Logistics (UNI). Sonnie Ellis is Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Uni Logistics.