In recent years the supply chain has faced unprecedented levels of change. For example the outbreak of pandemics, an exponential increase in consumer demand or fuel shortages especially after the war in Ukraine. The logistics industry has been, and is, one of the key economic sectors, which is why innovation, development and the application of new technologies is fundamental to the progress of the sector.
From Stock Logistic, as an integral logistics operator, we must be aware of the new trends in the supply chain. A philosophy that helps to face the challenges in a more conscious way and also to know the tools that can help progressive and sustained growth over time.
Trends in the supply chain
1. Location and tracking
Visibility of both the product in motion and the inventory in stock will be very important. So carriers will need to be able to react to mishaps in near real time and know exactly where inventory is at any given moment.
2. Automation and robotics
Warehouse automation will become more and more widespread, but with an important twist, an advance in the collaboration between people and robots.
3. Greener consumption
Sustainability will become an increasingly important issue in relation to the supply chain, with greener options such as sustainable packaging, processes and shipping. This is something the consumer is already demanding.
4. Social platforms as a form of promotion and payment
Some companies are rapidly expanding their reach to younger demographics, exploring social media platforms such as Tik Tok or Instagram as sales channels. A phenomenon that will also have an impact at the logistics level.
5. Modernisation of shops
Traditional shops will continue to evolve to become multifunctional spaces, going beyond display, sales and customer service to handle a higher proportion of returns.
6. Digitalisation of payments
It will be essential for businesses to adopt new technologies in their shops and online, with more digitised payment and shopping facilities.
Collaboration will be key to maintaining leadership in 2023, enabling companies to leverage the capabilities of their partners to deliver more ambitious offerings.
Increasingly digitised logistics
Digitalisation of the logistics sector is here to stay. More digitised logistics optimises and strengthens the supply chain. Our company offers tailor-made logistics solutions adapted to each type of industry and taking into account the different changes and technological innovations in the sector. By having one hundred per cent digital workflows, we achieve advances such as:
- Faster and more efficient relationships between suppliers, distributors and other partners.
- Transparency in the company.
- Agility in processes and operations.
- Better customer service.
This evolution is now part of the logistics sector, where technology is not just a part of the process, but an essential element to ensure competitive advantage, efficiency and agility.