In today’s hyper-competitive, constantly evolving business environment, changing with time is no luxury, it’s imperative for any company that wants to successfully compete for and retain loyal customers. A lot has been said and written about the digital era we live in. It is a global phenomenon that has managed to affect every aspect of both our private and our professional lives. However, the most intriguing and challenging aspect of this era is not digitization, which transforms existing analog processes into digital ones but digitalization, which rather constitutes a restructuring of an entire status quo. The most prominent examples of such a restructuring of entire industries are well-known and established platform companies such as UBER, Apple, Airbnb, and Facebook. This is the true power of the digital era in the blink of an eye, platform companies can re-structure entire industries, leaving players who don’t walk with evolution behind. In contrast to the present digital era, the incumbents of the freight forwarding industry come from analog times. In the process, freight forwarders were playing the role of the supply chain, warehousing, packaging, and documentation experts, too.
Digitization, a novelty of today is a necessity of tomorrow. In an increasingly real-time economy, speed and timing are key. It may seem self-evident, but the implications for supply chains, logistics, and the transportation industry are enormous. With the huge involvement of multiple stakeholders, manual interventions and paper-based transactions weighing heavily on the growth prospects of the sector, the transition to digitization is one of the core focus of the industry.
Digitization across the chain
The freight forwarding industry continues to be driven by ever-changing customer expectations for fast, on-time delivery, uninterrupted product availability, and always, convenience. As the pace of change continues to accelerate, the logistics sector is not an exception. Investment in technologies such as sensors, IoT, data analytics, and robotics is being done in the logistic sector. Whereas implementing trace and tracking will earn transparency while single-window clearance will enable smooth processing of shipments or approvals. Besides deploying a sense of productivity across the sector, the initiatives will help us prepare to tackle any untoward incidents thereby increasing resilience to future shocks, like the current pandemic.
sKart Global Express’s state-of-the-art logistics operations enable them to respond with speed, precision, and agility to rapidly evolving trends. To meet and stay ahead skart strives to keep engaging in innovation aggressively. Logistics innovations that will have the last long impact on the profitability of the sector will unite the once separate worlds of machinery, people, and software. More than that, digitization will form an ecosystem in which innovations interact with and augment each other, resulting in a borderless whole whose impact will be far greater than the sum of its parts.
Digitization is proving to be a game-changer for the industry creating new paradigms in visualization and capitalization of data thereby resulting in helping the industry to take informed decisions while building a more optimized infrastructure.