With the Industrial Revolution 4. 0 Italian and European companies are challenged to adopt the innovations available in the marketplace to build the foundation for future success.
The impact of digitalization on logistics
Technological and innovative development is aimed at creating automated processes, tools, and systems that are intended to replace or complement analog practices, increase efficiency, and reduce costs.
The technological revolution in the logistics industry is only in its infancy, but at the same time the impact of gradual innovations is demonstrating important, long-term competitive advantages for first movers.
As is often the case, many of the world's innovations see the light of day in theUnited States of America, only to be gradually adopted globally.
So it has been for the startupsthat aim to digitize the transportation of trade on road: America has been aiming for that goal for years, while this innovative process in Europe is still in its infancy.
The digitalization of road transport, under the name of CargoTech, gives rise to new organizational solutionsin order to optimize obsolete processes.
Technological innovations in Logistics 4.0
Innovations in road transport can be divided into the following areas:
- Data analytics
The simultaneous interconnection of different logistics players, from the Fservice provider to the Ttcarrier, enables the collection and analysis of a considerable amount of data. The conscious analysis of the collected data enables process optimization with a clear reduction in costs. At the same time, logistics operators have analytical tools at their disposal to make moreaware strategic decisions.
Many of the processes currently in use by most Italian companies are predominantly analog, or repetitive and manual practices that result in an inefficient use of company resources. Developing technologies that automate these processes enables a increase in productivity, a reduction in costs and a better allocation of company resources.
The digitization of logistics, and in particular of road transport, is already a reality, and only those who can grasp and adopt new technologies will be able to face the future successfully.