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The transport and logistics industry is going through a digital mutation

Because of the competitivity within the transport and logistics industry, ots operators are always on the look-out for technological evolutions. Therefore, the potential of optimization of its services through digitalization is tremendous. 
Indeed, thanks to new technologies, production, delivery and transport services are optimized to be more efficient. This constant search for process optimization has only one goal: customers satisfaction. 

OBSTACLES TO DIGITALIZATION 

  • Employees’ lack of digital knowledge (54.3%)*,
  • Employees’ lack of training (42.2%),
  • Lack of necessary investments nécessaires (41,4%),
  • The management lack of commitment (36 %),
  • Cybersecurity fears. 

According to the PWC study “Industry 4.0 : Building the digital Enterprise », transport and logistics sector operators reveal that only 28% of companies have been through a digitalization process. 
Which means that the potentiality of growth that digital offers is being hindered by emerging obstacles. 
Moreover, companies that have gone through a digital transformation process have a growth rate multiplied by 2. Therefore, new technologies are a real factor of development in this industry. 

GROWTH DRIVERS

  • Robotics: to improve working conditions of agents fo an increase in productivity.
  • Vehicles with automated guidance system: autonomous transport of goods.
  • Drones : stock and inventory management.
  • Smart sensors: for a better monitoring of edible goods (humidity sensor for instance).
  • Prospection methods: traditional prospection methods are being traded off in favor of inbound marketing. These new methods rely on algorithms programming that can anticipate scenarios that generate commercial leads: this is marketing automation
  • 3D printing participates in changing the genuine nature of the goods transported in the sector.

USE CASE

GT Logistics is a major French company specialized in outsourced logistics solutions: industrial, distribution, production, emergency. 

NFC-i has developed a module, Track GT, that allows GT logistics’ customers to track their assets in restricted environments. This mobile app uses geolocation and geofencing on site and off site so its users can follow their containers while on transit. A system of alerts is set up to notify users if their assets leave a pre-defined area, that’s geofencing. 

Benefits for GT Logistics

  • Control over their fleet of vehicles, 
  • Optimization of rounds and trips, 
  • 50 % decrease in the number of incidents linked to location and deliveries,
  • Guarantee of data security and reliability of exchange.

According to the PWC study “Industry 4.0 : Building the digital Enterprise », transport and logistics sector operators reveal that only 28% of companies have been through a digitalization process. 
Which means that the potentiality of growth that digital offers is being hindered by emerging obstacles. 
Moreover, companies that have gone through a digital transformation process have a growth rate multiplied by 2. Therefore, new technologies are a real factor of development in this industry. 

GROWTH DRIVERS

  • Robotics: to improve working conditions of agents fo an increase in productivity.
  • Vehicles with automated guidance system: autonomous transport of goods.
  • Drones : stock and inventory management.
  • Smart sensors: for a better monitoring of edible goods (humidity sensor for instance).
  • Prospection methods: traditional prospection methods are being traded off in favor of inbound marketing. These new methods rely on algorithms programming that can anticipate scenarios that generate commercial leads: this is marketing automation
  • 3D printing participates in changing the genuine nature of the goods transported in the sector.

USE CASE

GT Logistics is a major French company specialized in outsourced logistics solutions: industrial, distribution, production, emergency. 

NFC-i has developed a module, Track GT, that allows GT logistics’ customers to track their assets in restricted environments. This mobile app uses geolocation and geofencing on site and off site so its users can follow their containers while on transit. A system of alerts is set up to notify users if their assets leave a pre-defined area, that’s geofencing. 

Benefits for GT Logistics

  • Control over their fleet of vehicles, 
  • Optimization of rounds and trips, 
  • 50 % decrease in the number of incidents linked to location and deliveries,
  • Guarantee of data security and reliability of exchange.