A simple case study of the logistics industry can reveal how it functions on uncoordinated set-pieces that cause inefficiencies and disparity in functioning. But, the industry has also been suffering from a shortage of truck drivers. What is causing this shortage and why are even existing truck drivers leaving the industry? The answer to this question is rather simple: a truck drivers’ life is traditionally marred with inconveniences, miserable facilities, and absence of any regulations.
With the hustle in the e-commerce and manufacturing sector across the world over the past few years, another industry had to adapt and grow alongside to support it — logistics. As innovative supply chain management techniques have revolutionized warehouse management, fleet management has gradually improved, and documentations have been streamlined; new logistics automation technologies have conclusively enhanced transportation and storage.
Niche technologies have evolved greatly over the past years. Hence, it is no secret that there has been a spurt in companies offering technology-aided process management in logistics too. But, there is one thing that has seen a sudden boom recently. We are talking about the mobile apps that can let corporate users hire a truck across India and let truck owners book freight on the go for their idle fleet.
Technology, technology, technology. Every other industry talks about the implementation of tech into its processes. But, for certain industries, some technologies are relatively more practical. As various technologies have changed the way humans live, do business, and leverage their efforts, one industry has gradually woken up to the significance of certain innovative techniques and technologies. That industry, is Logistics.
Commercial transportation is a difficult industry to disrupt for logistics companies. The existing complexities in the movement of goods across India have remained largely that way since decades, and printers and hard data sheets are still the go-to resources for data processing.