Traka has launched a new downloadable white paper, focussed on the rising influences of new smart and automated technologies in the logistics market.
The white paper, entitled: “Is technology driving the future of logistics’ looks from a European and UK perspective at several factors impacting on the sector. These include changing customer expectations from a business and consumer perspective, technological breakthroughs and increasingly stringent health and safety standards.
Further factors highlighted include the rise in new business models and start-ups, keen to embrace the rising demand for fast pan-global delivery.
Says Frederic Geneix, Traka Business Development Manager and Author of the white paper: “There is no doubt that the logistics industry is experiencing unprecedented change as it endevours to keep pace with the evolution in technology. Its impact has many repercussions, not least with customer expectations to which companies must respond to stay successful.
“Our research in bringing this discussion paper together aims to highlight some of the influencing factors and their very different implications for individual companies. It shows the full effects will be felt differently, depending on which segments they operate in, their type of ownership and where they are located.”
The white paper focusses on Traka’s experience with leading UK and European retailers to demonstrate how supporting operational efficiency can help logistics teams to make an instant difference and add value.
Traka also draws on dedicated feedback from logistics teams where key management has proven to achieve health and safety standards, support growth and meet ongoing requirements for long-term efficiency, productivity and critical processes optimisation.
As one leading UK supermarket explained: “To keep up with demands, our distribution centres are constantly growing and evolving, driving new standards in design and use of technology to ensure our products get to our customers on time, in full.”
Frederic concluded: “Our white paper really only scratches the surface on what is a critical time for the logistics market and company success in an ever changing European, and arguably global economy.
“We have drawn on our experience with leading retailers to open the debate, but equally look forward to views and responses from as many different voices as possible. We hope to receive opinion, experience and comment so that together, we can proactively support and shape the future of logistics to ensure continued success.”