Some of the top technological trends in the logistics industry include Blockchain, IoT devices, warehouse robotics, autonomous vehicles, and freight rate management tools
While digital innovations are already making waves across industries, the logistics industry which has always been known to be heavily reliant on manual processes has been most impacted by these changes. Some of the top players in the sector are even making use of different types of Artificial Intelligence for enhanced traffic management, maintenance scheduling, determination of perilous travel locations, planning of construction activities and more.
The advent of Machine Learning or Big Data has greatly helped them with vehicle diagnostics, real-time location, financial business forecasts, social media data etc. Moreover, the last year has also witnessed considerable growth in the use of self-driving vehicles and drone deliveries. However, it will still take some time until autonomous trucks become a usual sight on the highway.
While Blockchain, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), warehouse robotics, and automated delivery of goods are already being practiced by the giants of the industry, small and medium-sized companies are also trying their very best to manage and grow their businesses with the help of various innovative software which can be used for cargo management, simplification of bookings, quotation management, operations management, and monitoring of the cargo in real-time.
With this in mind, Globalia has introduced FreightViewer, which is already speeding up members’ quote processing time and allowing them to send a detailed PDF of the quotation to their clients within less than a minute. The idea behind creating this member-exclusive tool is to enable the GLB members to be on par with the top players in the industry by ensuring that they no longer miss out on a single business opportunity because of their inability to provide their clients with a quick quotation of their services.