Shipment Execution: Logistics benefits from automation

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Handmade goods may have a place in fashion or in arts and crafts, but in business, the less manual work the better. There is no benefit to artisanal “handcrafted” shipment execution, as we see in this comparison between manual and automated methods of assigning freight:

Something valuable that has taken a lot of time, effort and dedication to make by hand can be synonymous with “expensive.” In the logistics industry, that expense is time and accuracy. Manual processing ties up resources, slows down tasks, is prone to errors and drives up costs. This is also true of shipment execution.

For example, with an online tender performed through a web-based platform, the connection process is digital and fully integrated from the outset. The following comparison of manual and automated shipment execution illustrates some advantages and disadvantages:

From the factory to the digital supply chain, almost all logistics processes are prone to benefit from automation. Smart, automated shipment execution optimizes resources, reduces transportation costs, increases efficiency and ensures transparent, smooth processes.

 

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