In the Logistics and Transport sector, a digital revolution has been underway for some time now with new business models aimed at the nascent “digital logistics” of goods, with innovative delivery solutions in support of a highly competitive market solicited by an increasingly global economy governed by the rise of e-commerce, which during the pandemic emergency has now normalized next day deliveries.
These scenarios tell us how the digitization market has revolutionized the logistics sector, concretely affecting every link in the value chain of the entire system (which goes from the sender to the delivery carrier) in a market that of couriers and of digital intermediation of goods in the strong expansion where for 2025 a growth in turnover of over 200 billion dollars is estimated. Digital vertical markets are integrating more and more scalable solutions to the benefit of efficiency and the flow of goods (such as tablets for the digital signature of the recipient), starting from the point of collection (sender), guaranteeing the right tracking process to the place of delivery (recipient).
The digitalization of logistics, through the use of algorithms that optimize the entire shipping process, allows customers to have a more guaranteed service by improving costs (10% economic savings) compared to the old way of doing logistics, and this is also thanks to the further opportunity given by the global system of connected vehicles, another essential element in the automation of freight transport. Another important, innovative element in the use of digital technologies in the sector is represented by the greater capability of carriers thanks to the use of Big Data processed in applications (Machine Learning); By analyzing this amount of information, predictive models can be created on the traffic situation (the best route), or with the use of sensors in the field, the conditions of the territory can be determined (hourly criticalities),
The other side of the coin
But the digitization of shipments has its downside, its Achilles’ heel, which must be protected: the safety of the whole, that is, the surveillance and protection of goods mean of transport, and logistic infrastructures, because the sector of couriers is one of the most vulnerable, in terms of personnel safety and the safety of the goods transported in its various phases. Therefore, security in this sector requires, in addition to technologies, adequate preventive measures exercised by trained and qualified personnel, supported by performing tools that only the security market with its technologies can offer, making available a series of advanced equipment. And common to other security verticalization.
Smart video surveillance
For example, one of the most used technological excellence is represented by intelligent video surveillance systems, useful in the traceability of the entire handling process, as well as in preventive activities to combat crimes on transported goods; even more important is the management of possible corporate safety emergencies, while always guaranteeing respect for privacy and the processed data of employees. Another typical example of an effective digitalization of logistics is given by the management of information flows, which take on a key, strategic and systemic role in the company organization. Here, too, the markets offer solutions capable of dynamizing the set of processes to obtain improvements in global performance in the management of courier warehouses, for example, since the traceability of the shipment is essential to monitor the correct movement of incoming goods. And outgoing.
Traces generated by barcode reading systems or RFID transponders are other vertical solutions that allow you to collect and share movement data along the entire supply chain process. Well, in an increasingly interconnected social landscape, business processes will be increasingly complex in terms of speed, flexibility, and efficiency; moreover, the digitalization offered by the markets is now applied in every subsector of logistics, optimizing all operational processes, guaranteeing dynamic efficiency and simplification solutions applicable, in particular, to the large and modern logistics hubs present on the market today. Furthermore, these innovative digital technologies offered and the robotization push of logistics platforms are shaping even more the backbones of the future supply chain 4.0. But this is another matter!
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