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Logistics firms turn to tech to gain routing efficiency

11th Nov `13, 07:10 AM in Travel / Hospitality

Large logistics providers are leveraging technology-based tools to save energy and make their businesses more efficient, and they’re…

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Large logistics providers are leveraging technology-based tools to save energy and make their businesses more efficient, and they’re increasingly sharing that expertise with smaller companies in the supply chain.

Firms such as United Parcel Service (UPS) are making “big data” solutions accessible to more small businesses and middle market companies, and that’s helping to drive industry-wide change, sources said.

With the cost of implementing these new technological tools and sustainable business practices becoming more manageable for smaller players in the supply chain, the logistics industry as a whole can realize greater energy efficiency gains. These improvements also come as more logistics firms are both considering alternative fuel vehicles and identifying other energy cost savings to maximize the bottom line benefits.

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