The advance of digitalisation in logistics

The evolution of technology over the last 20 years has enabled most trades to progress and improve their logistics chain. They have been able to reduce production and storage time, increase warehouse, transport and office space or reduce process costs.

All this change has revolutionised the entire world, including the logistics sector. Many procedures that used to take weeks now take hours, even minutes. Being able to send an email anywhere in the world or make a phone call in an instant has been a turning point for the industry.

Not only that, but all kinds of documentation that used to take up entire rooms in an office is now uploaded to a group cloud. In addition, anyone with access can view the document or report they want at the cost of a single click.

Contribution to environment

All these developments, such as teleworking, the use of state-of-the-art technology and those mentioned above (cloud computing or e-mail) indirectly improve and support the environment.

If we talk about Operinter, an international logistics company with a strong commitment to sustainability, we should know that a large part of its process is highly digitalised. Clear examples are the monitoring of fleets, the optimisation of transport routes or the use of electronic documentation to avoid paper.

Digitalisation has helped companies to have a much more efficient and sustainable working system. Some of the highlights are:

Reduction of waste and packaging: the optimisation of the packaging process allows for the reduction of packaging as well as improving inventory management.

Commitment to rail transport: the use of rail is promoted as an efficient and sustainable means of transport for medium-long distances.

Work flexibility: due to technological progress, working hours and mobility have improved considerably. Teleworking makes it possible to hire the most suitable person for each position. All of this reduces relocation, thus reducing the carbon footprint.

Energy efficiency: thanks to the automation of processes, as is the case of warehouses, for example, companies achieve great savings in electricity and heating. All of this helps to reduce pollution and energy costs for companies.

In the case of Operinter, they have developed their own quality and environmental policy, which you can consult here.

A digitised future

Today, the technology industry is still a sector that is in a process of constant evolution and improvement. In the coming years, we will continue to experience continuous advances.

Technologies that have exploded relatively recently, such as AI (Artificial Intelligence), allow many industries to manage processes so that they are carried out automatically. They can become one of the key tools for any company.

In addition, the continuous improvement of the network with the emergence of 5G allows browsing at higher speeds than was already possible. Virtual reality also stands out, making it possible to recreate routes, plan vehicles and manage warehouses. In short, digitalisation has allowed logistics companies to optimise their processes, both in terms of time and quantity.

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