As a result of technology, we have optimized the supply chain by decreasing costs and time, connecting suppliers and clients, improving inventory storage, and increasing safety.
Digitalization and new technologies such as the Internet of Things and autonomous learning, have revolutionized all sectors, including logistics, which has been characterized throughout the years for embracing innovative solutions that enable quick, accurate, and safe reactions.
Technology advances have brought along the creation of new business concepts such as transformational logistics, digital ecosystems, and logistics 4.0 or smart logistics; all of which aim to make the supply chain processes more efficient while meeting the needs of clients in the best possible way.
The omnichannel world we live in has fostered the exponential growth of e-commerce and has forced companies to find special logistics solutions to help meet the expectations of on-line customers, looking to give them what they need at any moment and place.
Thanks to the boom in e-commerce, the value of the supply chain has been growing; thus, companies have been forced to implement new techniques and tools to adapt to the omnichannel environment in order to remain competitive.
The future of outsourced services presents risks and introduces trends linked to the everchanging nature of markets and to the increasing importance of customer service; both of which have an impact on a company’s competitiveness.
Technological advances and constant innovation in all areas also set the trends of the logistics industry, which translate into great challenges.
Progress in the logistics transport service, as in other links of the supply chain, will greatly depend on creating new ways in which to offer services and on developing new and specialized technologies to create value for clients, maximize the use of resources, and boost overall productivity for this activity.
When managing a warehouse or distribution center with different processes and products, having an efficient operation translates into higher profits.
GPS technology has revolutionized transport services, and logistics in general, by making supply chain management more efficient and by providing valuable data analyses impossible to know in the past, that are now letting us plan operations better and make accurate decisions faster.
Guaranteeing the physical safety of assets is not enough anymore, today, companies must pay special attention to their information systems due to cyberterrorism and criminal threats.