Logistics Technologies Trends 2024

Logistics Technologies and Trends for 2024

Logistics Technologies Trends 2024

As a leading logistics service provider servicing Sub-Saharan Africa, Unitrans commits to continuous improvement across its operations. Adopting purpose-built, highly effective technologies to enhance service delivery to our customers, Unitrans takes a unique approach to each problem our business needs to solve. Further, the Unitrans team stays up to date on logistics technologies and trends, to stay one step ahead.

A commitment to continuous improvement

Our customers’ unique challenges are ever-evolving, just as the logistics sector undergoes significant shifts. Unitrans understands the need to remain ahead of the curve when it comes to anticipating and resolving these unique challenges. It is through our commitment to continuous improvement that our teams actively seek out appropriate technologies to optimise our customers’ operations.

The influence of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Across industries and sectors, our customers’ businesses are propelled and powered by data. As Unitrans collaborates with key suppliers to introduce these technologies, we understand the empowering, enabling effects of AI and machine learning. As we work to integrate AI and machine learning, we seek to help our customers make more informed business decisions. Using intelligent technologies like this can fuel our approach towards predictive analytics, enabling our team to provide our customers with actionable insights, based on their own data. AI and Machine Learning can help our customers accurately forecast product demands, optimise route efficiency, and further enable significant cost savings.

Real-time visibility enables full transparency

Technologies that connect to each other are often referred to as being part of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT devices connect physical objects to the digital world. This enables real-time data collection and monitoring. Unitrans integrates IoT devices within our logistics network. IOT technologies can give businesses complete visibility into their supply chain, shipments, and cargo. IoT devices also help to predict when machines require maintenance, and enhance shipment security, every step of the way. As IoT technologies advance, Unitrans seeks out applicable opportunities to integrate them into our operations.

Core applications build a solid foundation

Beneath the high volumes of data and technologies, lies the bedrock of core applications that support the operational management of Unitrans’ service delivery. Core applications are used for scheduling, route planning, and resource allocation. Core applications also provide real-time tracking of vehicles and assets, ensuring safe, timeous journeys and deliveries. These all work to capture further operational data and optimise our customers’ supply chain throughout their operations. By continuously optimising logistics processes, Unitrans enables cost savings and improved efficiencies for its customers.

Digitisation to streamline processes and build customer trust

Unitrans continues to streamline its digital environment and processes. These critical optimisations reduce overheads, and enable faster turnaround times for customers and suppliers. Process digitisation enables our teams to further support our customers and suppliers while reducing errors and improving efficiencies. A supplier self-registration portal is the most recent addition to our digital solutions where the time taken for onboarding of new vendors has materially shortened, thereby building stronger supplier relationships.

As Unitrans works to continuously improve its operations, we look towards leveraging the power of appropriate technologies, core applications, and process digitisation. Unitrans empowers our customers to exceed their objectives and overcome industry-specific challenges.