Digital transformation is operating the transportation industry with wireless and mobile devices enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
Transportation is the most important component for a retailer or E-commerce when it comes to the delivery of the products. The involvement of the Internet of Things (IoT) is helping this transportation industry to evolve.
There was a time when many startup E-commerce used to take a week or two while delivering the product or when they were out of the stock. Which destroyed the health of delivery people because of the pressure of delivering the products on time.
Many things have improved a lot when compared to the past and are still developing. With the arrival of today’s technology like the Internet of Things (IoT), businesses can stimulate productivity, operations and profitability with the solutions created for their processes. Below are the reasons how IoT is transforming the transportation industry.
1. Improved Inventory
Previously warehouses used to have employees to keep a track on the inventory. Every function like maintaining the report, labelling, tracking the misplaced products was done manually. But the fact is any work done manually can’t be perfect always.
Nowadays inventory at the warehouses is automated with the Internet of Things, using sensors that take the products and transfer them with precision and efficiency. Sensors have this ability to monitor all the inventory count with various other factors like humidity and temperature.
2. Advanced Transportation System
The Internet of Things has not only improved the inventory by automating the warehouse but also improving the transportation for the delivery of the products. The delivery vehicles can be tracked using the sensors. The IoT helps companies to get more accurate about the delivery of the products at the particular location, time or mileage of the vehicle.
3. Better Returns
The IoT helped the businesses in getting better returns as the staff at the warehouse has been reduced, all because maximum work got automated which also minimized the errors. Even the spending on transportation system has been reduced and now products are being delivered on time.
4. Efficient Employee Safety
In the past because of the extreme pressure of delivering the maximum products within the limited time frame, the drivers used to go through lots of stress and health issues but now IoT has taken a charge to overcome such issues. The IoT helped in reducing the accidents which used to occur in the warehouses by automating the work. Due to the IoT, the safety of the employees is increasing effectively day by day.
5. Satisfied Employees
The IoT devices are benefiting employees by helping them with their work done adequately and faster. The delivery trucks have been equipped with the technologies like trackers, sensors and navigators making the work easier for the driver. All the IoT activities are basically concerned with making work simpler and effortless which satisfy all the employees at work.
In the another few years, each and every transportation system will be fully-automated delivery fleets or self-driven let us just wait and watch how IoT is transforming the transport industry and enjoy its perks.