How APIs Will Change Shipping

It is hard to predict the speed at which technology in logistics is changing. In 2015, the EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) was the core of any advanced transport management system, but it is becoming irrelevant. Shipping APIs are taking over the shipping industry, becoming the most effective tech practice among shippers. In a research conducted with 200 supply chain managers, 85% are using EDI but 43% were unsatisfied with them. 55% of the respondents believe APIs is a practical option to use instead of the EDIs. The main reasons for the replacement is the need to function in real time, compatibility to use competitive TAT, and big data tech compared to EDIs.

Moving Logistics to the Cloud

Moving logistics operations to the cloud offers numerous benefits, including significantly lowering costs. A strategic move to the cloud could help you transform your business, create some new revenue streams, and stimulate innovation. With the development of cloud technology, cloud-based systems have the ability to provide enterprises with a view of their operations, enhance supply chain visibility and enhance collaboration.

How QR Codes Changed Shipping

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The logistics industry has experienced massive transformation over the years. In the course of the industry’s evolution, various technologies have been adopted to enhance the way freight is handled and increase the customer’s confidence. QR codes are one of the popular applications being adopted by most shipping and trucking companies today. QR codes are created in the form of 2 dimensional black and white squares, which can be easily read online by relevant machines.

How Automating Time Critical Shipping Saves Hours

Automating time critical shipping offers numerous benefits not only to the shipping companies but drivers and customers as well. These benefits can go a long way in saving you resources in terms of money, time, and operations. There are various ways automated systems can save you time and increase productivity. The following are areas that can be automated in time critical delivery, and how they can save a lot of time.

How to Automate Logistics

The logistics industry is one of the most competitive across the world and much of this is due to technology. The logistics sector brings together a wide range of transportation services including shipping, courier, sea, warehousing, air, and rail cargo. In order to provide the best delivery solutions, businesses use different logistics automation approaches. However, it should be noted that unless you know the channels or systems to automate, there is very little that you can achieve.

How Amazon Changed the Last Mile Shipping Industry

Amazon is one of the leading retail companies in the world and has managed to successfully revolutionize the field of ecommerce. The exemplary performance of Amazon over the past few years has left most of its competitors on their knees. A huge chunk of the success is owed to its invaluable investments in logistics. The steps taken by Amazon in the past years, especially with regards to its shipping strategy, portrays the evolution of the entire industry.

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