Each stage of logistics could really benefit from the Global Logistics Automation Market, not just the data management side of it. In other words, the smaller, repetitive, simple yet essential tasks will be automated.

But that’s just one thing to look forward too. Given the amount of data, cargo and trade moving around globally and locally, you often wonder why logistics hasn’t been automated yet!

That probably explains why there are still so many glitches, damages, pile-ups, and a host of other problem cargo problems that can only be resolved if the logistics industry has certain leverage in the form of automation technology, that can, in turn, enhance their general supervision qualities.

One big issue is the growing traffic congestion in urban areas that affects how easily fleets move around and deliver packages on time. With automation onboard, logistics could have a better savvy, inventiveness, knowhow, and problem-solving capabilities that can only come through automation. So, if we did have a logistics automation system in place, what kind of overall solutions could we look forward to?

- If there were the IoT and automated mechanisms, the field of logistics could have better visibility and transparency that could help a lot in operations taking place in supply chain management. 
- Then, delivery personnel could make us smart connected devices that link them to a larger IoT powered centralized system that aids them in finding addresses, tracking fleet location, updating their main system in real-time as and when delivery processes are completed. 
- A logistics control system this connected and automated could give courier companies greater control over various processes like delivery processes, moving cargo from docks to warehouses to yards and the final, last-mile delivery of that same cargo. 
- Then, with everything online and updated ASAP, real-time tracking becomes more streamlined. The industry could use this kind of data to know how long goods will take to reach their destination and smoothen out the process by removing redundancies, lowering error possibilities, time to take on various activities and delivery times.

It’s this generation of precise, accurate data that’s the most important, as it can be used for predictive analysis both before and after planning out of delivery cycles. This is the real impact of automation in logistics – and even the organized storage and in-depth analysis of the collected data can be automated too so that it can help improve operational metrics. 

Of course, that’s the kind of advantage that it will have for the management and data-entry side of this industry. Automation could even help in reducing issues connected with, or the better management of aligning processes and reducing unnecessary workloads at the operational level.

- All delivery vehicles and personnel can be identified on an online system and connect to them so that they can be directed and re-routed. 
- Shippers, receivers and the delivery personnel can raise requirements requests or issues in the system and get them fixed immediately. 
- Planning out and implementing a delivery route based on the transport of various types of goods and what kind of goods are housed in each truck. 
- Maintain an assessment of each cargo load that’s out for delivery based on parameters like destination, total goods weight, estimated delivery date and time. 
- Identify when delivery vehicles are idle, reset them with new delivery cycles through notifications mentioning the status of availability. 
- Vehicle assets can be registered on the system so that shippers can identify whether they’re fit for delivery of certain goods, identify their location and see when they reach their destination.

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Global Logistics Automation Market (2018-2023)
October 2019 | 84 Pages | SKU: 2018243