27 February, 2017 / News
In a short period of time, shopping online has rapidly increased around the world and new needs have arisen for users.
In today’s industry, there is a lot of competition and businesses have to adapt to the changes that technology offers to stay in the market and anticipate the demand.
So, from RMTlogistics we want you to know some of the new trends in logistics that will be used in companies in less than 10 years and that aim to reach the end customer in the most efficient way with less costs and covering all the needs.
Some of these logistics trends are:
Interactive services: More and more users are accustomed to digital interfaces and the information in real time of their order. It is not only important to have a web page, otherwise also have to have new platforms that provide useful and detailed information to the user.
Transportation: Transport is a key element to take into account in the world of logistics. Nowadays, we are studying to innovate the transport of goods in order to move more easily and / or quickly, an example is Drones, which have already been implemented, for example, there are suppliers as Amazon that have already used drones to transport Small loads (up to 1 kg) within a radius of 20 kilometers.
Another innovation to consider in the future is the logistics of tubes, which consists of transporting loads through pods propelled at a supersonic speed. One example is the Hyperloop construction which facilitates order delivery between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This innovation makes logistics providers use these advances in interurban transport, so it is important to research and invest.
Augmented Reality: Smart glasses are intended to implement picking by vision. Picking is the preparation of an order, from to collect it in the corridors to the end of its destination. Sometimes this task can be difficult and intense, so smart glasses will guide staff through the warehouse reducing time and mistakes, as there have free hand increased productivity.
Immediate Shipping: Every time, more users are more demanding in the field of online shopping, delivery times are one of the determining factors when making a purchase. For this, the companies bet on the logistics for those shipments of the users arrive on the same day, without having to be pending of the delivery.
Magnetic fields: the human factor remains the key in the world of logistics. In the future the warehouses will be in charge of automated vehicles controlled by a cloud, until the advance does not settle; some companies already have developed teams composed of magnetic fields that detect to the humans, with the end of that the vehicles don’t collide with the pedestrians to avoid accidents.