Conventional operational methods can directly contribute to the inefficiency of fleet on-ground.
Manual sorting process highly depends on human intelligence and consumes a lot of resources of the company. It is also dependent on trained manpower, impacted by peak time-heavy loads and becomes complex when managing same day delivery etc. This can lead to additional overhead costs, impacting delivery efficiency and can compromise on agreed service levels with the end customers.
Locus automated the shipment sorting process for Blue Dart using their AI-based decision-making engine, thus helping Blue Dart save on sorting time, reduce human dependency and deployment of resources. Every shipment is automatically assigned to the most optimal delivery route and the rider best suited for it. Routes provided by Locus IntelliSort can be printed on the shipping label to eliminate local intelligence & manual dependence. Locus’ Geocoding engine ensured higher accuracy in delivery addresses.
Watch the video of the automation implemented at Blue Dart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXK8Fcbmq-s
The potential impact of IntelliSort (Not exclusively with Blue Dart):
* 60% of sorting time saved
* 70% decrease in the number of sorting personnel
* 95% route mapping accuracy.
About Blue Dart:
Blue Dart Express Ltd. is South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company which offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 35,000 locations in India. As part of the DP DHL Group, Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and territories and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding, supply chain solutions and customs clearance.
The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people force, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart’s market leadership is further validated by numerous awards and recognitions from customers for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability.
About Locus: Locus is a platform as a service (PaaS) which optimizes logistics operations to provide consistency, efficiency & transparency. Locus aims to deliver transformational value in logistics for organizations, with proprietary algorithms for solving complex logistical problems using proprietary products such as autosortation, SizeUp, 3D packing, route optimization, network optimization and sales beat optimization.
Locus has automated logistics for leading enterprises in India, like Urban Ladder, 1mg, Quikr, Lenskart, Myntra, Marico, Kirloskar, and Licious, among others.
Founded by IIT & BITS alumni in 2015, Locus has assembled a team with highbrow knowledge and experience comprising of engineering led by ex-AWS platform engineers, PhDs from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), sales led by a seed round investor, and a multifaceted deployment team with extensive operational execution experience.