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Logistics 4.0: The Technological Revolution

Introducing new technologies to the logistics sector is transforming operations. These tools leverage innovation to optimize repetitive processes by automating them. The advantages of Logistics 4.0 not only make our supply chain more efficient but also can gather data, diagnose, and improve it.

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It all began with a mechanical duck

If we were to hypothetically travel back in time to the French court of the 18th century, we would likely be surprised to see a mechanical duck eating grains from the hand of its creator, Jacques de Vaucanson. The inventor created mechanisms that automatically imitated what nature created naturally. These contraptions were known as “automata,” and among them was a flutist capable of playing twelve songs. They were a very beta version of today’s robots.

Automation has a long history in human development and is a key aspect of our technological progress. It is the first step to implementing the Logistics 4.0 model in our operations. Essentially, it involves letting technological solutions handle repetitive and systematic tasks faster and more efficiently than a person. In these cases, the margin of error is significantly lower. Logistic software is an excellent tool that automates processes in our supply chain, saving costs and time.

You won’t believe what the conveyor belt told me

What would your computer say about your job? The different elements involved in the logistics process now can communicate with each other through the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. This is the next level in Logistics 4.0, as processes are not only automated but the elements involved can provide information about the state of operations by communicating with each other. All this data is recorded, serving to diagnose the traceability of the supply chain and identify processes that need improvement.

Big Data = Big Success

Implementing all this technology into our supply chain provides a wealth of data and information that is invaluable to our operations. What was once left to intuition and deduction is now precise data that serves as the best logistic diagnosis. Big Data is another factor in Logistics 4.0, putting at our disposal all the data that can help us make strategic decisions.

The more information we have, the better prepared we are to act on processes and find opportunities for improvement.

Deliverea's logistics data analysis system

What if the system decides what’s best for it?

In the latest technological stage of Logistics 4.0, we can find Artificial Intelligence (AI). This technology can process the enormous amount of data generated by Big Data. In addition to processing and translating all this information to make it understandable for humans, AI can identify problems, solve them, and generate protocols that help prevent such incidents in the future. Therefore, AI can self-manage our logistics chain, implementing improvements autonomously based on the criteria that interest us.

In summary, Logistics 4.0 provides an overview of our supply chain. It optimizes individual processes through automation and interconnects them through the Internet of Things. This generates data on the functioning of our operations, which, through Big Data, helps us better understand the operation, and with which Artificial Intelligence can create continuous improvements.

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