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Transport and logistics

Transportation is one of the world's largest industries.It's sectors range from taxis to trucks to airplanes, trains, ships pipelines, and warehouse and logistics services. 

Throughout the centuries all types of transportation on land, sea and air continues to evolve. For examples, in 1989 China had only about 200 kilometers of expressways. Now it has more than 50,000 kilometers of expressways, second largest in terms of length to America's famous Interstate Highway system (roughly 47,000 miles or 75,000 kilometers).

The information age, with its introduction of sophisticated database that can track the inventory levels and shipments on global basis via the internet, has created vast transport and logistics efficiencies. As a result, supply chain technology has been one of the fastest growing segments in the information field.

The rapid adaptation of outsourcing has led to many companies, in which shipping is vital to their businesses, to turn to logistics service providers for all manners of shipping support, including warehousing, scheduling and distribution services. In fact, thanks to increasing use of advanced information systems, the productivity within the transportation industry is excellent.

Globally, the transportation sector has been under extreme pressure since mid-2007. At first it was pummeled by the rising costs of fuel. Then, the global recession slashed all types of traffic, including passenger's airline and ship cargo.The declining in business has affected all kind of companies within this sector, from freight brokers to car and truck manufacturers. 

Even though things are looking bright for this industry in 2010, transportation and logistics business are not back yet to its ideal condition. In this tight situation, Netsetup helps its customers to maintain their productivity while significantly reducing the operational costs.

TNT, one of Netsetup customers with its custom-made Fleetsight application, which was built completely using the Netsetup's DWP technology, experienced general improvement in its business conditions, especially in the operational cost reduction.

Davanti, a specialist and solution company in warehouse logistics with its state-of-the art-MLS warehouse management system, is also one of Netsetup customers. In the past 2 years Netsetup has helped Davanti modernizing their application. Now the MLS Graphical user-interface that technically originates from 1997 is replaced by Netsetup DWP-thin client, customized to suit Davanti's business needs to improve their productivity.

 

Are you in the transportation or logistics related business? And you would like to know how Netsetup's product could improve your business? Please contact us at +31 (0)10 4400790 or send us email at admin@netsetup.nl

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    11/11/2010