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How New Technologies are Disrupting Transport and Logistics Businesses

Logistics Tech Outlook | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Transport and logistics companies are adopting new technologies to make shipping competitive, flexible, and efficient. 

FREMONT, CA: Many vendors in the transportation and logistics sector have had to change their business models in recent years. As the industry's growth continues, many of them are adopting and deploying new technologies so that shipping can become more competitive, flexible, and effective.

As a result, the conventional business model by which transportation and logistics firms are recognized has been disrupted. There is no doubt that innovative technology has allowed this industry to respond to recent imperatives like relentless creativity, customer centricity, and agility.

In today's world, transportation and logistics companies cannot compete without eliminating complicated processes and obsolete IT systems. While it is difficult for them to change direction and become more competitive right away, they recognize the need to develop and adapt to technological advancements.

Top 10 Logistics Tech Startups - 2020As a result, there are many technological advancements like drones, crowdsourcing, data mining, and many more. The business models of transportation and logistics firms are changing dramatically due to digital transformation and advanced technology. Here are some of the ways they are affected:

Transparency and Data Automation

Logistics firms always had to manage a lot of paperwork and deal with numerous data. As a result, recent developments in data collection and analysis can immensely facilitate the logistics data. It could help in the optimization of their network routes.

They can also calculate the number of drivers and trucks they would need regularly. Such technologies make it easy for logistics companies to keep track of their deliveries and ensure that they arrive on time.

Innovative Technology Adds aNew Means of Physical Transportation

Some transportation and logistics firms have already started to reap the benefits of integrating drones, handling robots, and self-driving cars into their operations. However, the companies need to efficiently implement these technological advancements and inventions, but they also raise some concerns regarding liability, control, and employment. 

New Methods of Production

New techniques implemented into the industries, like additive manufacturing and 3D printing, can disrupt the conventional transportation and logistics model and encourage new, more decentralized business models. For example, in some situations, instead of transporting the products, the logistics company can replace it with 3D printing on-site. 

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