The implementation of new technologies in logistics is becoming increasingly consolidated, accelerating the digitalisation processes within the sector. They allow data analysis, network access, traceability, visibility and information management.
Big Data is large-scale data processing. With this type of technology it gives you the possibility to use big data in real time. Thanks to this, in logistics we can use it to obtain metrics, showing us concrete data and therefore have a greater capacity for analysis. It also improves the traceability of products and the management of orders and also helps us to evaluate the online behaviour of users in the virtual space and improve marketing strategies.
Another technological development is the Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things, as its acronym suggests, enables large-scale data collection, thanks to the installation of connected sensors in objects. For example, these sensors are connected to warehouse robots, delivery vehicles or even workers, therefore recording all the information about their work.
As electric or hybrid delivery vehicles are increasingly present in the logistics sector, green logistics is being progressively implemented to avoid climate change and environmental degradation.
On the other hand, other technologies have been complemented by new advances in technology, such as Radio Frequency Identification Systems (RFID) or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Although there is still a long way to go in logistics in terms of new technologies, the evolution that is taking place allows optimising and improving efficiency in all processes, within the supply chain and above all with sustainability.