Supply chain is experiencing significant upgrades regarding how it processes information. Experts believe the future of logistics is near and will utilize cloud technology and automation to improve overall efficiency and record information accurately.
Many enterprises have adapted the use of cloud technology to centralize how they store their information. According to Logistics Management, the cloud is becoming a supply chain utility. It is a core capability that enables collaboration both internally and externally. Once the supply chain completely adopts cloud technology, we will be able to use artificial intelligence technologies on the cloud to understand, reason, learn and interact with our logistics data.
Autonomous trucks have received the most attention for their optimistic impact on the supply chain; however, many technologies being implemented use automated technology to accurately and efficiently support the supply chain. According to Supply & Chain Demand, robots have been created to alleviate work placed on humans such as moving large shipments. These machines can also allow managers to accurately oversee all operations in the warehouse.
In addition to robots and cloud technology, tracking capabilities for shipments have also become incredibly accurate with new technology. With tracking devices on trucks and cargo ships, enterprises are able to precisely track their valuable shipments down to the exact hour of delivery. This supports the supply chain by giving companies a more accurate estimate of inventory.
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