Logistics Industry's Facelift With Progressive Technologies

Logistics Tech Outlook | Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Soon, displays and monitors will become a distant memory, as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) will continue to be part of the picture. It paves the way for the business to audit the mode of transport, evaluate the storage area and optimally position parcels to use optimum capacity.

FREMONT, CA: People have entered a new age. A period in which every life's facet is witnessing the positive influence of technology in one way or another. So, it is no surprise to see the transition of commercial enterprises and even entire industries as they continue to embrace wide-ranging technology across their day-to-day operation.  And, like all commercial things, the logistics and shipping industry is no longer the same.

Here are some of the ways in which diverse technologies are being used to boost the logistics and shipping sector's problems.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Soon, displays and monitors will become a distant memory, as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) will continue to be part of the picture. It paves the way for the business to audit the mode of transport, evaluate the storage area and optimally position parcels to use optimum capacity. One day, technology could also help to view a real-time package instead of just receiving its location.

Delivery, Drones, Droids

The concept of drones and droids carrying packages seems to have originated from some science-fiction movie. However, it is no longer a science-fiction dream, as many logistics operators begin to pursue an approach to making last-mile delivery more reliable and competitive. So, soon, one may as well see drones moving freight.

Industrial IoT

Another promising trend that can be seen in this field is the increased infusion of industrial IoT, moving one closer to the latest ideas of Logistics 4.0 and Industry 4.0. This means simplifying the whole shipping process, which would lead to an improvement in distribution and supply chain efficiency by about 15 percent in productivity.

Data Analytics

Data has now become the current oil and gold market for the world economy. Shipping aggregators are often doing the same thing to get into the shopping cart of a person. They motivate purchasers with improved exposure and options (in terms of delivery) based on customer tastes, purchasing habits, and geographical locations. This allows purchasers to make better delivery decisions while eliminating the risk of delayed delivery or overpriced logistics.

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