The logistics industry faces major innovations these years. Automation, sensor technology, big data, real-time GPS tracking, Mobile IT, delivery technology, and new car technology are just some of the areas. Industries that deal with logistics, shipping and transport work in a globalized world, and these years there is focus on developing and streamlining the area.
A key challenge in the logistics industry is inventory control and WMS optimization. With increasing competition, it is necessary to reduce time in operations. Therefore, mobile WMS with hand scanner solutions as well as a mapping of product picking routes can be crucial. Another key challenge is the collection, use and data storage of employees’ knowledge to risk the company and ensure quick training of new employees. It demands the right WMS solutions.
As the market is subject to ever-increasing international competition, efficiency enhancement is necessary to be competitive, transparent and economical, or vice versa to specialize either concerning the market or services. The logistics industry, therefore, provides different types of services. Everything from transport – for example, full-load, general cargo, parcels, distribution – over a combination of both transport and freight forwarding, to the more customer-integrated services (warehousing, just-in-time logistics, for example). Companies in the logistics industry, therefore, have multiple interfaces and can fulfill several of the roles in the value chain. It also places more demands on handling these more complex workflows.