We are starting a new year and with it, new trends in the logistics and transportation industry. From technological advances to optimize logistics operations, to novel practices aimed at increasing consumer awareness and sustainability in transportation.
So it’s time to see what this year holds for this challenging but indispensable industry.
These are the top 5 trends during 2023:
Blockchain technology is best known for its role in underpinning Ethereum, Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies, so its foray into transportation and logistics may come as a surprise; however, it is becoming increasingly common and accessible within the industry.
Blockchain acts as a decentralized digital ledger that records financial transactions and prevents them from being retroactively modified. For logistics and transportation companies, this means smarter and safer inventory management.
2. Automation and AI
Using digitization technologies and advanced software, it is possible to accurately manage the company’s logistics chain, efficiently develop resources and productivity, as well as reduce delivery time and risks.
Undoubtedly, having management systems always facilitates processes.
3. Sustainable logistics
This means adopting greener practices, not only because it’s good and necessary for the planet, but also because it’s a competitive advantage, cause today the implementation of ecological alternatives in processes, infrastructure and systems is valued and appreciated by consumers, since for them social responsibility is important in the management of any company.
4. Electronic systems
Thanks to the latest technological advances, carriers have improved their efficiency and safety. Artificial intelligence and sensors enable vehicles to generate information about their surroundings and road conditions to help drivers promote efficient and safe freight transportation.
This translates into potentially improved safety, easier management and, of course, lower costs for the transportation and logistics industry.
5. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
The growth of logistics operations, especially the growth of e-commerce, is accelerating the adoption of RFID technology in enterprises to provide more efficient services and improve responsiveness.
Therefore, the identification of goods by RFID tags is a great achievement that simplifies the movement of goods, ensures more reliable control and saves time and resources.
Certainly, there’s a lot to consider, and adapting to survive in this ever-growing environment is no simple task. However, it’s clear that we are in a great moment of progress and opportunity to generate change.