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Logistics Revamped through Automation

By Logistics Tech Outlook | Thursday, November 29, 2018

The global supply chain is on an upward spiral, and several changes in technology are helping to streamline operations effectively. The automation of the logistics procedures is a significant step towards making the business thrive and progress significantly. The automated solutions not only help to provide practical solutions for logistical problems but also allow enterprises to address the logistical issues in real-time.

The logistics and transportation management is essential in enhancing the productivity of many organizations—several corporate giants like Walmart, ConAgra Foods, and Lowe’s use automated transportation to improve their logistics operations. Logistics automation helps to improve scheduling, routing, and delivering services. It also enhances the reliability of the entire logistics system. The introduction of cloud technology has helped to take logistics to new and modern heights.

Logistics automation helps to integrate the systems and processes to meet the needs of the customers. It is most effective in distribution centers and smart warehouses. This ensures a smooth transition from the ordering stage to the delivery stage. Oracle and many other IT enterprises have adopted the cloud-based tools to automate logistics procedures. The cloud-based technologies help the enterprises to have end-to-end visibility and enhance the logistics management.

The use of mobile devices like RFID, computers, and barcode scanners has made the work of the logistics companies precise and accurate. This has further helped in processing orders faster by 30 percent. The success of most logistics enterprises lies in the efficient management of its warehouses. The use of automation software in transportation helps in tracking inventory data and vehicles and allows for a digital transformation of all their physical assets. The logistics managers are also able to collect and share warehouse data into the cloud, thus enabling a proficient and quick response in case of any emergencies. The automation of the logistics sector has allowed the minimizing of any delays or errors and has also prevented the wastage of time and energy. Proper management of delivery schedules, service routers, and vehicles can help reduce the downtime of the fleet to ensure maximum productivity. The communication with the workforce at the logistics enterprise becomes accessible through the use of connected mobile devices. Automated updates regarding the weather conditions are another advantage of automation of transportation.

Automated transportation is a significant step toward making the logistics and transportation sector more advanced and efficient. It also provides hassle-free and impactful services to the customers.

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