Despite 20 years since the democratisation of the Internet, many sectors continue to carry out daily operations using “low-tech” solutions and this is particularly evident in the logistics industry. In the market for delivering local and regional goods, communication is largely done through email and telephone correspondence and in some cases even faxes. Once you consider the vast network of actors involved in a typical supply chain ecosystem combined with the fast-rising standards for operational execution, you can begin to imagine how fast and efficient communication becomes a critical driver for logistics performance.
Fortunately, many segments of the logistics space are now undergoing innovation with a new wave of startups shaping a modern supply chain marketplace that embraces game-changing technology. Below are some of the breakthrough trends we are already seeing gain traction in transport and logistics for 2019.