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Digital transformation in the logistics sector

Nuno Figueiredo Abaco Consulting

Opinion Article by Nuno Figueiredo, Board Member, Sales & Marketing at Abaco Consulting, for Logistica Moderna [PT Only]: https://logisticamoderna.com/a-transformacao-digital-no-setor-da-logistica/


Over the last few years, we have been witnessing a constant evolution of the logistics and transport sector, largely due to phenomena such as globalization and digitization that end up translating into new techniques and new operating methods which, in turn, directly result in the exhaustive search for a competitive advantage by market organizations. Increasingly, this sector is considered a fundamental pillar for the country’s economy, as it cuts across all branches and is seen as the support for any type of business in society.

No entanto foi essencialmente no último ano, que observámos um crescimento exponencial, neste mesmo setor, no que à transformação digital diz respeito. A adoção de medidas, por parte do governo, com o intuito de prevenir a propagação do vírus SARS-COV-2 fez com que as empresas tivessem de encerrar temporariamente os seus escritórios. Assim, tornou-se imperativo a utilização de tecnologia de ponta para desenvolver modelos logísticos inovadores, de forma a que os negócios não entrassem em falência e, consequentemente, a economia nacional.

One thing is certain: the impact that digital transformation has on the transport and logistics sector is enormous. The speed and agility with which products/services, nationally or internationally, reach our house is impressive. However, such management is only possible due to the implementation of Management Software, which aim to:

  • facilitate strategic planning – through management software we can obtain detailed information on a given topic, as well as reports and graphics, so that decision making is faster and more accurate.
  • optimizing processes  – in order not to lower the company’s productivity, the management software has the ability to automate various activities, eliminate repeated information, exclude unnecessary steps and even present an intelligent search system.
  • greater control of all the company’s operations – the implementation of a management software allows us to be constantly aware of all the operations that take place in the company, at the same time reducing the probability of error.
  • communicate effectively and proactively – the transport and logistics sector is a sector that requires high speed in terms of communication. The entire operating chain, from sales, suppliers, producers to customers, depends on communication being proactive and straight to the point. In this sense, management software makes it possible to create and send automatic notices to those involved, guaranteeing their interests.

Thus, we are able to understand that it is increasingly essential that organizations in the transport and logistics sector start their digital transformation process, in order to ensure the most effective information systems capable of optimizing planning processes , thus giving them efficiency, and, consequently, control of the results.

At a time when all sectors are joining efforts to reinvent and adapt to the new normal, it is essential that the logistics and transport sector, as well as their respective companies, chart the same path in order to be able to keep up with what the trends and not lag behind.

Are you ready?