Industry Trends for 2019
GateHouse Logistics Company released information this week predicting changes to come for 2019 supply chain logistics in the form of increased automation and freight data usage, creating key optimizations within the supply chain sector. Through the sharing of information, businesses are more equipped to predict opportunities to strengthen their roles within the industry.
“The year 2019 will see the supply chain become much smarter and more efficient by embracing the freight data visibility era,” CEO Jesper Bennike said. “Increasing the flow of supply chain data through automation between shippers and carriers will become the norm and this will help shorten time to visibility.”
Along with increased automation, the theme of complete data transparency paired with a higher level of selection for supply chains were noted as major game changers industry experts can anticipate for 2019. If this plays out, shippers will have real-time visibility tracking and ETA updates, minus the frustration previously experienced.
Bennike added, “A gamut of new Industry 4.0 technologies that interact, communicate and create lakes of vital freight information is now entering the supply chain and these will be instrumental in bringing about the smart supply chain.”
Technology and information demands will far surpass what is already in place as seen with temperature control and positioning, shifting into a granular level of information with details surrounding door sensor weight, tire pressure as well as predictive maintenance. Not mentioned is the impact this will have on risk management and the mitigation automation provides by eliminating the human error factor.
This prediction supports the goal of conducting business smarter, creating a higher level of supply chain management globally, inclusive of automation and blockchain technology. The result? Increased networking and partnerships enabled to break new ground.
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