The Future of Logistics
The rapid expansion of innovation and the lightning-fast development of technology inevitably lead to major changes in all sectors, including the supply chain.
In the following text, we will emphasize the future of logistics.
The logistics industry is going through a time of rapid transformation. To keep up with the changes through time, it must integrate new technologies and ensure faster, more reliable, cheaper and more sustainable delivery. There are all chances that with the possibilities provided by artificial intelligence, the future supply chain will be fully digitalized and automated. Internet e-mediation platforms will be able to connect retail with couriers and carriers with one click.
Digital transformation and the future of logistics were the most discussed topics at the last World Economic Forum. Companies can either keep up with the development of technology or collaps because they will be “eaten” by much faster, more efficient and more advanced competition. This is especially true for logistics, which is taking on an increasing role in the supply chain.
Until a few years ago, internet platforms, drone deliveries, mobile robots in warehouses and 3D printing were in the domain of science fiction.
These radical technologies have resulted in an unprecedented pace of change, which companies have begun to gradually adopt.
The growing importance of digital platforms allows even small businesses to “race” with industrial giants and fight for their market position. The rise of e-commerce has led to new big digital players, who will preside over the “last mile” of the delivery market.
The “last mile” in the distribution of goods is dominant in terms of costs in the e-commerce supply chain.
In the next decade, according to the World Economic Forum, there will be several key topics that will be at the center of the digital transformation of the logistics industry and will be crucial for the very future of logistics:
- Use of big data,
- Creating digital platforms that enable daily delivery to any part of the world,
- 3D printing,
- Possibility of delivery via digitalized and self-driving trucks,
- Adoption of circular economic forms, which reduces consumption and emissions,
- Delivery by drone, etc.
Usage of big data
With big data, the focus shifts from estimating the volume of data to its diversity and quality. The use of data helps in making decisions in case of unforeseen situations, collects information in real time, helps in optimizing routes in order to increase efficiency, reduce costs and customer satisfaction.
Creating digital platforms
Progressively work is being done on the creation and improvement of such digital platforms that will enable daily delivery to every part of the world, as well as on their monitoring. With the help of digitalization in the field of IT, a huge amount of information is recorded, such as changes in altitude, temperature, pressure and humidity. Also, movement, blows or unauthorized work are monitored. All this information regarding the movement of goods offers us greater security for punctual delivery, as well as better protection of goods that are loaded and transported.
This is a new technology that has emerged in recent years. It allows manufacturers to print exact copies of parts and products from various materials (plastic, wood, metal).
Self-driving trucks (driverless vehicles)
It is a vehicle equipped with electronic sensors that represent replacement of its eyes and ears, so this artificial parts allow him to navigate without the presence of people. The implementation of these vehicles would lead to a huge reduction in costs and self-driving vehicles certainly represent the future of logistics.
Adoption of circular economic forms
It is very important to improve platforms that provide solutions to avoid the so-called “empty trips”, i.e. returning trucks without goods. This is the way to save money, but also useful for reducing harmful emissions.
The ability to deliver products to the customer by drone is one aspect of the future of logistics, although skepticism about this issue is still widespread.
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