Pairing of Disruptive Innovations Impacts Logistics Management

Logistics Tech Outlook | Thursday, August 13, 2020

The technological disruption has transformed the working process of logistics companies, whereas the combination of these advancements are helping to enhance the logistics management.

FREMONT,CA:  The technological disruption has profoundly impacted on the logistics companies, where the organization management is witnessing impeccable change by utilizing new advancements that are blooming in the market. The cloud-based capabilities are improving the age-old process of classification, rating, billing, and operations, but it also gives new challenges in training the new generation of logistics professionals.

However, the education method has changed with the advent of new advancements where classroom and on-the-job training has evolved to technology-based training, and online multimedia is grabbing the attention of the new generation. Also, the new technologies of online education provide the latest content supported by artificial intelligence (AI), and all-time connectivity that are altering the way logistics is conducted. Hence, organizations need to adopt new technologies to attract the new generation and train new employees by using modern methods.

Often individuals and organizations look at technologies in isolation. However, the combination of new technologies has more impact on logistics management, which may not have a similar effect while using a single technology. Below are the four pairs of disruptive innovations that enhance the working process of logistics companies, which includes:

Mobile apps and remote work

Many logistics professionals, working at different locations, are using mobile platforms to coordinate bidding, buying, ordering, to provide better customer service. Shippers are now provided with accurate information that helps them to quickly identify and mitigate performance gaps, improve their agility, address inventory problems, and make other business-critical moves.

TMS and AI

The transportation management systems have updated their traditional capabilities of load optimization on particular company servers. It has now included AI on cloud-based platforms that are event-driven. From pre-planning to load planning, tendering and tracking, the TMS products are becoming more interactive.

IoT and Blockchain

The internet of things (IoT) has modified the working process by becoming an integral part of supply networks. It helps in extending the capabilities such as capacity planning, inventory management and optimization for more responsive and manageable supply chains. Combing IoT and blockchain results in secure, automated restocking orders triggered, tendered, tracked, received, and paid without human intervention.

Density and disaggregation

The adoption of density-based rates helps in approaching a single variable. But it fails to contact many other aspects of carrier costs as averages that include schedule, value, and handling. Besides, AI and high-speed internet combination enable the joint optimization of a shift by carrier and shipper TMS interaction.


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