Why LMS?

The Logistics Monitoring System leverages the Global Positioning System (GPS) point data for over 100 000 Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMV), which is received at 5 min intervals and equates to approximately 400 million data points a month!

When one combines this with 100 000 vessels records every week, you have a data set that requires the best and brightest minds applying the latest data warehousing and statical analysis techniques, to turn data into information.

With a well-structured and statically meaningful data set, combined with Crickmay & Associates sector expertise (who have been awarded multiple Logistics Achiever and Productivity awards over the years). We have a Logistics Monitoring System that is relevant, operates outside of any geopolitical landscape, is standardised across all metrics and easy to access across most of the African continent.

At LMS we mapped over 1500 geographical locations from Cape Town in South Africa all the way to as far as Juba in South Sudan. These locations consist of over 51 border posts, 10 regional ports, 60 towns and cities and key interest areas such as weighbridges, traffic control areas and toll gates to name a few. It is important to know what is not only happening at these specific points but also what happens in-between and how they all relate and affect each other, this resulted in 10-inter-regional corridors being monitored. For 2022 alone we have recorded over 18 million unique geo-zone measurements.

To make sense of all this data, a transport taxonomy has been created so that one can segment data into meaningful interpretations. Measuring how all borders perform against one another or the impacts of possible high-risk zones (accidents) on the greater movement of goods for example. All these areas are consistently being updated and enhanced with more and more areas or segments being added to the data set all the time.

The recent inclusion of live vessel data and the development of port performance metrics creates a unique intermodal view of logistics in Africa and the movement of goods from points of entry through bottlenecks to final destinations.

To support visibility around these points of entry, live weather and congestion data is reported on as well.