Technology continues to change the world, and it’s had pronounced impacts in the logistics industry. Thanks to technological advancements, people in the logistics industry can now do things faster and more efficiently than ever before. In a world where customers insist on convenience and fast delivery times, this is a positive change that benefits both logistics companies and customers alike.
In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the largest technological changes affecting the logistics industry, and consider how the industry stands to change in the coming years.
Let’s dive in.
The Influence of Technology in the Warehousing Industry
The logistics industry continues to evolve and technology is driving the change. Here are a few notable ways technology is influencing the industry at large:
1. More accurate tracking
One place technology has improved the logistics industry is tracking. Thanks to real-time GPS technology, logistics companies can now monitor and track vehicles in real-time.
In addition to improving productivity, this helps teams record data and identify areas for improvement in their workflow. From the customers’ perspective, the GPS system allows customers to track their items and access real-time updates on the location of their products.
2. Improvements in packing
The packing phase is one of the most critical stages in the entire shipping process. Thanks to technological advancements, logistics companies are now able to improve their deliveries with more advanced packing methods.
For example, technology allows logistics companies to update the receiver if the package experienced shaking or jostling during transit. For delicate or temperature-sensitive shipments, packing improvements allow logistics companies to monitor temperature ranges and ensure the shipment remains at a normal temperature.
3. More convenient payment
Just a few years back, customers needed to go to the courier office to make a payment. Thanks to technology, though, customers no longer need to leave the home at all. Courier software apps and platforms make payment convenient, secure, and quick for both logistics companies and clients alike.
4. Shorter delivery times
Technology saves companies money and time. Advancements like route planners help generate time-efficient routes that save logistics companies time and make it possible to get trucks to multiple destinations. Given that today’s customers expect timely deliveries, this is a benefit for both logistics teams and clients alike.
5. Vehicle automation
XoLogistic: Your Partner in the Logistics Industry
As technology continues to drive the logistics industry forward, XoLogstic is here to help you navigate the changes. Our team provides best-in-class warehousing and logistics solutions so you can focus on what matters most – growing your business. Contact us today to learn more.