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Automation consolidates itself as a crucial factor for cost reduction and operational efficiency in logistics

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Published 13/06/2024 às 21:30
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Technology in logistics promotes savings and efficiency in the supply chain

Automation is becoming an essential pillar for cost reduction and operational efficiency in logistics. According to experts, the use of technological systems in the supply chain is becoming an indispensable specialization.

According to research by Dom Cabral, automating transport services with software such as route planners and TMS can significantly reduce expenses, which currently represent around 63,5% of total logistics costs. In freight, for example, a survey by DATAFRETE showed that automation can guarantee a 30% reduction in expenses.

The importance of automation in logistics

With the advancement of technological systems in the logistics industry, operational capacity and cost reduction are becoming a reality for many companies. A McKinsey & Company study reveals that automation driven by Artificial Intelligences (AI) in the logistics sector it can reduce labor costs by up to 10%.

Murilo Namura, Head Of Sales for the Equipment Area at Pitney Bowes, a company specializing in logistics solutions, states that these innovations allow for more precise and agile execution of tasks. “Automation is emerging as an essential specialization to improve efficiency across the supply chain. By integrating automated systems, companies can speed up processing time, improve accuracy and, consequently, reduce operational costs.”

Automation plays a fundamental role in this scenario, with the use of independent robots to deliver stock and transport within warehouses. This results in more effective and safer work cycles. Furthermore, the application of artificial intelligence to optimize route planning and inventory management, it avoids waste and delays, while automatic weighing and cubing processes, sorters and diverters become essential.

The growing logistics automation market

The logistics automation market is expanding. Estimates indicate that this market will reach US$75,24 billion in 2024 and is expected to reach US$120,63 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 9,90% during the period from 2024 to 2029, as highlighted in the Logistics Automation Software Market Report.

Murilo Namura highlights that “the global pandemic further highlighted the importance of automation in logistics, as companies sought to minimize the risks of interruptions in supply chains. As automation continues to evolve, more companies are expected to invest in these technologies to improve their processes and reduce costs. The benefits go beyond expenses, being relevant for a more resilient and sustainable sector.”

Automation as a solution for the future of logistics

With the growth of the logistics automation market, it is clear that companies that adopt these technologies have a significant competitive advantage. Automation not only reduces costs, but also increases accuracy and operational efficiency, making supply chains more resilient and capable of facing future challenges.

Companies like Pitney Bowes are at the forefront of this transformation, offering advanced solutions that simplify mail and package shipping, removing complexity and improving efficiency. The expectation is that the adoption of these technologies will continue to grow, driving innovation and ensuring a sustainable future for the logistics sector.

For more information about how automation can benefit your company, visit the Pitney Bowes website and discover the solutions that are revolutionizing logistics globally.

Pitney Bowes, the technology that transforms logistics.

Source: Luciana Vianna.

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