Logistics Changes to Expect In 2019
Transportation and logistics sectors are constantly changing. As technological solutions become part of our everyday use, we can expect to see many more changes in all sectors including the freight industry. At the moment we are seeing changes in the largest degree in the political, social, environmental and economic sector. Technology is causing a much bigger increase in day to day changes in all sectors than ever before in our recorded history.
Many sectors and industries are falling behind and simply cannot keep up with the quick advancements of modern tech. A terrific example of this is the school system. Modern school systems still use traditional studying methods and materials despite the fact that there are so many revolutionised methods out there that could help students learn things quicker.
Logistics companies like Freight Broker Australia are very much leading the charge with these modern changes. In fact, our leading freight management system and modern technology are making significant differences to our freight rates and delivery speed. Thanks to these cloud-based systems we can deliver our products much quicker, at more affordable rates and our services are much more reliable.
Many freight businesses fear that the complexity of modern transport and logistics will become more and more challenging to understand, which could result in a huge gap between available technology and available skilled employees or logistics workers.
Biggest Changes Expected In 2019
We all have high hopes for this year and welcome positive changes. Here are the top developing trends in the logistics industry that are expected to change this year.
Most logistics companies expect major advancements in digitalisation. They expect that digitalisation will result in the simplification of processes and that these changes could require the redesign of their services, products, and business models. Many also believe that digitalisation could reduce the impact of talent gaps.
Shifts in international trade
International trading had increased dramatically over the past decade and most businesses expect that new trade routes will open and that existing international trade routes will also expand. It is also expected that more transportation businesses will expand globally and infrastructure development in undeveloped sectors such as railroads are expected to improve.
Plenty of businesses in the freight industry have already gotten on board when it comes to software-driven processes. In this year, we expect to see many more adopt base technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, blockchain and more in order to smoothen services and tasks.
A bigger influence from domestic commerce
Logistics companies are expecting more influence from domestic commerce this year. This could lead to more brands turning to online sales and more e-commerce businesses utilising logistics for deliveries.
Machine driven processes
More machine-driven processes are expected to be implemented in logistics companies this year. Robotisation, electro-mobility, last mile optimisation and more are all new services that automate the logistics industry and reduces the chances of making errors that could result in shipment delays, mix-ups and lost freight. With more machine-driven processes the chances of interacting more with a machine and less with actual employees are also higher for both domestic and business commerce in 2019.
Although we are expecting quite a few changes in the freight industry, at Freight Broker Australia; the leading freight broker when it comes to technology, we will always strive to put the needs of our customers first and to implement positive changes as smoothly as possible.