1. D2C Shipments
The quantum of Direct to Consumer movements and shipments will increase. Shipments sent from warehouses, which may be a major distribution centre for E-Mall, Pantaloons, HomeTown, Great Eastern Trading or Khosla Electronics or other companies can be sent Direct to Consumer very easily.
2. LTL and Multi-Modal Shipping
LTL and Multi-Modal Shipping will grow in popularity. As a result, shippers will need to rely on flexibility to ensure that their freight is picked up when necessary.
3. Use of SaaS (software-as-a-service) in the supply chain
The use of Software as a Service (SAAS) within the supply chain will expand. SAAS is gaining traction in logistics management and this due and part of the rise of cloud computing software and increasing reliance on the smartphone. SAAS gives us the convenience of utilising its fruit with the least possible upfront costs of investments associated with a solution built on-premise. Providers including oxafleet.com are offering comprehensive e-com solutions, management of all kinds of fleet, transportation management, execution and control and much more.
4. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
In SCM (supply chain management), Artificial Intelligence can be a potent game changer useful in various operations, more prominently seen in the management of warehouses. It helps build and organize an accurate picture of your inventory in seconds, taking both weight and volume, the damage on the items in picture. Companies spearheading logistics in Kolkata are using AI applications in their logistics operations to improve their efficiency. Artificial Intelligence in logistics are gradually enabling self-driven vehicles and trucks, programmed and designed to navigate without any human interference. The idea of robotics and automation is also widely appreciated and is getting implemented in the supply chain.
5. Digitization of Supply Chain
In SCM (supply chain and logistics management), digitization is the employment of advanced tech solutions along with other physical and digital assets to improve logistics processes. Digitization enhances the pace, adaptability and dynamics of the supply chain operations, resulting in superior customer responsiveness and finally greater profits. By adopting and embracing digitalization, companies offering transport services in Kolkata and the Howrah area can experience manifold increase in revenue and market share valuation if they redesign the fundamentals of their supply chain strategy. Digitalisation will continue to reshape logistics. In fact, 65% of the CEO’s at transport logistic companies believe technology will be a great disruptive force to their industry and business; around 60% are making efforts to meld with newer channels of distribution to keep pace with the digitalization of logistics.
In the logistics industry, the Internet of Things (IoT) holds a pivotal stature as a potent transformative technological solution. IoT is a system of interconnected computing devices enabling sharing and transfer of large amounts of data over vast networks with negligible human input. It aids logistics companies in Kolkata transport to keep track of inventory, optimize fleet routes, manage warehouse stock and limit dead mileage.
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