Front-line workers, such as drivers and warehouse personnel, continue to keep our supply chains up-and-running during the COVID-19 pandemic, risking their health to ensure communities have access to the goods they need. Now more than ever, it’s important to invest in the technology and processes needed to support their safety and productivity. According to Gartner, “Social distancing is a challenge for all essential workers, including truck drivers and employees at pickup and delivery locations, such as warehouses, stores or medical facilities. Supply chain and logistics leaders must make it a priority to facilitate these interactions through technology as much as possible in order to prevent infections with COVID-19.”
What can you do?
- Switch to electronic communications wherever possible to reduce in-person contact. In places where in-person interactions must occur, follow social distancing guidelines and wear face masks.
- FourKites’ Advanced Mobile Package now includes electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) and electronic bill of lading (eBOL) documentation so that transportation workers can process all applicable paperwork on their smartphones from start to finish – completely eliminating the need for close personal contact.
FourKites is committed to helping companies mitigate supply chain disruptions during this unprecedented time. Contact us for more information.