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    Logistics and Operations: What does Supply Chain 4.0 Offer


    • Logistics will reach $12,975.64 billion by 2027 in the market share.
    • Usage of advanced technology will play a major role in the logistic transformation.
    • Digitisation of data, stocks and operations will promise optimal results.
    • Using sensors, creating networks, automating and analysing everything will improve customer satisfaction.

    Logistics and operations in the trade channel is an integral part of growth for developed as well as developing economies. Factors of freight, exports, imports, trade channels are monitored constantly to analyse the growth patterns and areas of improvement.

    Technology is a major factor for logistics. Embedding the latest technology will give a good yield and promote sustainability. Factors like stock management, live tracking of goods, maintenance require a lot of resources and labour. Technologies like automation, artificial intelligence and IoT will drastically change the way things used to function.

    Advancements in technology improve the supply chain, It also replaces the traditional design, process, plan as well as source. These integrations will give new dimensions to the industry as well as the digital supply network.

    The most renowned factor today is the Supply Chain 4.0. Well, As we say that industry 4.0 is the new era of market incorporated with the latest technologies. Similarly, supply chain 4.0 is the new niche of logistics and e-commerce with the latest technologies. Today internet of things, advanced Robotics, advanced analytics and big data in supply chain management will offer fruitful results than before.

    Let us also have a look at how technology has changed the face of production to formation in supply chain system

    Smart Supply

    Reducing sourcing cost is the key approach. This can be achieved by advanced technologies, demand analysis and prediction, warehouse operations as well as inventory tracking.

    Digital Developments 

    Software and automation will optimise the product lifecycle. These innovations are beneficial as well as welcome more opportunities. Moreover, Digital Advancements will promise good yield and analyses of customer feedback in real-time.

    Connected Customer 

    Assistive Technologies like chatbots, machine learning-enabled features, automated emails and assistance offers customer support with uninterrupted and seamless engagement.

    Planning and Synchronisation 

    Interconnected supply chain and tech synchronisation helps in analysing customer demand and satisfaction. Proper Planning and Management is the key aspect in fulfilling customer problems and apprehensions related to a product or a service.

    Dynamic Fulfillment 

    Bots and automation techniques offer the latest solutions in orders, deliveries, dispatches, invoicing as well as payments. Further, it offers more speed and agility.

    Smart Factories

    Information sharing between suppliers as well as customers for real-time collaboration is the key aspect of a smart factory. Smart Factories helps in activating the aspects of automated operations, minimal human interactions, live metrics and decision making.

    By: Mannu Mathew | Sub Editor | ELE Times

    Mannu Mathew
    Mannu Mathew
    An engineer and a journalist, working, researching, and analyzing about the technology sphere from all possible vector, Currently working as a Sub-editor / Technology Correspondent at ELE Times

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