Technology in logistics can be a powerful tool to empower your team and strengthen the workforce in the logistics industry.
Logistics software leaders CartonCloud are known for creating systems that meet the needs of small and medium sized logistics companies. — In this article, the software leaders look at what people can do while being helped by technology.
“We are interested in exploring how logistics personnel can be empowered to achieve more through the use of emerging technology and innovative solutions,” said Cardboard Cloud CEO and founder Vincent Fletcher.
“We are seeing a number of new technologies emerging that enhance workforce safety and enjoyment and provide new opportunities to engage a broader workforce in logistics functions,” he said.
Mr Fletcher said the innovation is already there, it’s how the industry uses it that matters.
“Logistics service providers are already using technology and software solutions to focus on optimisation.
“They streamline workflows and processes and simplify tasks at hand to get more out of every dollar and resource they have.
“The industry is being forced to deliver faster shipping times and more flexible ordering and delivery options, and this means all logistics operators must work smarter to find efficiencies – including smaller companies that may not have the financial strength to cover huge initial costs for solutions . .”
Small to medium operators make up the bulk of the supply chain in North America.
“We need to make sure these smaller players have access to the tools they need to stay competitive,” said CartonCloud Head of North America/COO Shaun Hagen.
“It comes down to the suitability of the software for their needs and how quickly and easily they can get the system up and running to see the benefits,” he said.
“First of all, they need solutions that are easy to use and implement. There’s no point in having the best technology if it’s too hard to train their staff.
“Next, it has to give them flexibility and flexibility let them scale based on opportunity and demand as the market changes. And finally, it should offer a range of seamless and flexible integration options that allow them to connect with their customers and industry partners as needed.”
Technical innovation in logistics isn’t about replacing people — it’s about empowering your workforce to do more.
“Robotics, automation and software can eliminate the need for certain manual tasks and increase workforce output and productivity,” said Mr. Fletcher.
“The right tools and solutions can even reduce risk for people working in high-risk conditions such as high or low temperatures, physically demanding roles or working with heavy machinery.
There is a huge opportunity for smaller players to access the solutions as a plug-and-play service, once they already have their business online – and that’s where we come in.”
The warehouse and transportation management software from CartonCloud is specifically designed for SME logistics companies, with a user-centric design and features tailored for the industry.
Often referred to as “mission-critical,” the software removes tedious and time-consuming tasks, increases scalability, and increases efficiency.
“Our software is designed by logistics people, for logistics people, with every design feature, functionality and update made to make life easier for logistics people – while helping them grow their business,” said Mr. Fletcher.
With greater access to logistics technology and automation and human-centric technology, Mr. Fletcher and his team believe that the world of work within logistics will evolve, offering new roles supported by machines and technology, and creating new opportunities for others to bring new solutions across the network.
CartonCloud provides powerful, cloud-based warehouse and transportation management software (WMS/TMS) designed for small and medium-sized businesses.
CartonCloud’s user-centric design and exceptional customer support make onboarding quick and easy and enable businesses to optimize their operations with ease. Explore WMS and TMS features including wave picking, driver ePODs and cross-docking solutions at www.cartoncloud.com