In the 20th century, technological advancements catapulted the entire logistics industry to new heights. Today, technology is fast transforming into a key driver of an enterprise’s success, competitive edge, and innovation in the logistics space. A simultaneous rise in system and technology adoption has been facilitated by growing demand. In terms of tracking, visibility, and processing, technology has had a profound impact on logistics services.
Internet technology has accelerated client demands and reshaped the whole supply chain and freight logistics. Prior to this shift, customers used to receive products at the right place and at the right time, but now they demand services at any time and anywhere. By simplifying the ordering process and cutting down on delays, DGL can accommodate these increasing orders.
All sizes of businesses can now access previously inaccessible and highly expensive software. As a result, warehouse management systems, transport management systems, ERP systems, etc. can be used for effective communication. Unimpeded data exchange has led to automated order picking, shipping, and fulfillment.
The population of today is information-driven. Logistics services are becoming more transparent, thanks to real-time tracking and location access. Real-time information also contributes to reducing wasteful activities and ensuring schedules are met by cutting down on wasteful activities.
Autonomous cars and high-load trucks or forklifts have significantly reduced the human effort and time involved in moving cargo. Using robots for cargo handling not only expedites the process but also ensures safe handling of shipments. The use of specialised transportation machinery in warehouses is a result of technological advancements.