Digitalization, indispensable to meet logistical challenges

Date: 10-11-2022
Author: Alina Răfoi

Digitalizare logistica BlogThe mix of challenges in the logistics industry forces companies to exploit the opportunities to the maximum, to rethink their business model and processes according to the digital paradigm. The logistics industry, although it has an increased resistance to change due to the complexity of the processes, is among those for which digitization brings the greatest benefits.

Digital transformation requires new digital business models for companies that want to remain profitable and maintain their market position. Like most industries, transport and logistics are currently facing a series of important changes, which bring both risks and many opportunities: new technologies, changing customer expectations and new business models. Thus, logistics companies are facing an era of unprecedented change as digitalization takes hold and customer expectations evolve.

Specialists in the logistics field say that in the next five years we will see a significant increase in the adoption of digital solutions in this sector, and the changes will be made following major investments. In the era of digitalization, the logistics industry must evaluate the possibilities and opportunities offered by technology and adapt to them. Digitalization spending estimates are estimated at $9.4 billion worldwide in the coming years.

As you grow your business, it's imperative to rethink your operating model so that your supply chain can handle more orders and deliver faster. By implementing software solutions dedicated to the logistics industry, you can improve your efficiency and benefit from competitive advantages, while expanding your business.

For long-term development, you need an integrated approach and the correct identification of the steps you need to take in the modernization and digitalization of the warehouse, as well as the software solutions that support your development in the future, not just for the present moment .

Segmentation of workflows

When it comes to optimizing processes and workflows, you really have to answer the question: How do we get the customer to buy from us? It's not that simple, is it? You have to invest in a warehouse, have the product in stock, have no errors in the inventory and you have to have a good price too. To be able to do all these things, you need to optimize all the processes in the warehouse – in a word, work efficiently. The simpler and clearer the processes, the easier and faster you can do things.

You need to set up ideal workflows. This first step allows you to identify where flows or staff most often get stuck, so you can refine your technology strategy for greater efficiency. Make a list of all the bottlenecks in as much detail as possible (e.g. how many extra steps or seconds it takes to collect, pack or take the products to the storage location).

Then let's discuss all these aspects together and find the solutions you can use to solve each problem.

FluxVision WMS helps you become profitable

FluxVision is the Warehouse Management System application developed on the SocratesCloud platform and is the first cloud WMS solution in Romania and among the first in Europe. FluxVision WMS automates warehouse activities and optimizes storage space, offering multiple functionalities designed to increase operator performance. The system transforms and organizes the way of working in the warehouse, ensuring full traceability and rapid adaptation to changes in the market.

Key figures for FluxVision WMS

Within the implementation projects in warehouses or distribution networks using the FluxVision WMS solution, data such as:

  • 12,000 pallets delivered weekly from a single warehouse
  • 45,000 (SKU) items managed
  • Network of warehouses integrated and managed from a single location; i.e. in the warehouses they operate only on mobile terminals, PCs exist only at the head office
  • 3rd Party Logistic (3PL) delivery network with 150 customers totaling 40,000 orders per month
  • The shortest deployment was just 21 hours over 5 days
  • The largest distribution network managed with FluxVision WMS has 350 work points


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