In the world of logistics, it is important to understand that there are no limits to what can be achieved with the right solution. Digitalisation is one such example. Digitalisation has already made significant changes in many industries and it is now changing the way we do business in logistics for freight transportation as well.
Digitalisation is the process of transforming information into a digital format. It is through this process that all of the existing processes are being transformed from analogue to digital, which in turn facilitates data sharing and collaboration. Digitalisation has greatly boosted the efficiency of transportation services, allowing freight carriers to provide top-of-the-line logistic services at highly affordable prices.
Benefits of Digitalisation to Freight Transportation
Reduction of costs: The use of mobile devices and cloud solutions allows to reduce costs by up to 30%, which is a very significant amount. This is because you need fewer people for doing the same amount of work, there is no need for additional equipment, infrastructure or software licenses.
Swift and Fast Response: The ability to track your fleet remotely allows you to know where your trucks are at any time, thus making possible swift response by dispatching services if necessary, or just checking on your driver’s well-being and status of his vehicle. In addition, information sharing among team members becomes much easier with access from anywhere—you can share important documents with multiple stakeholders, which saves a lot of time spent on emailing back and forth.
Faster and more efficient execution of tasks: Timing is everything when it comes to delivering packages on time so this aspect will be covered in more detail later in this article; however one thing that can help improve delivery times even further is adopting digital solutions such as electronic signatures (eSignature) and electronic data interchange (EDI). These methods allow sending documents electronically instead of via post or fax so there’s less delay between receiving an order from your client and getting started working on fulfilling it as soon as possible which means faster delivery times overall!
Implementation of smart contracts will make the process more transparent and simplified: Smart contracts are computer protocols that facilitate, verify, or enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract. They operate under a set of conditions specified in the contract. When those conditions are met, the smart contract executes the actions required by its code. Smart contracts can be used to encode business rules and process flows as well as to eliminate non-value-adding activities such as paper processes and manual checking of data quality.
Optimizing routes can save up to 25% of fuel costs: Reduce the distance traveled by choosing the shortest route between two points. Optimize stops and schedules by spreading them out over a longer period of time, for example at lunchtime rather than during peak hours or overnight when vehicles are not in use.
Increased digitization and adoption of new technologies in the digital space are the key to better productivity, lower costs, and better quality control. You can cut costs and save time involved in freight transportation. Now more than ever, there is a need to be quick and efficient, and digitization allows for that in the logistics sector!